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Precision Farming DLC is now available in Farming Simulator 19

 

Precision Farming is now available in Farming Simulator 19 and comes in the form of a free DLC, initiated by John Deere and financed by EIT Food. It’s now available to download from ModHub on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, don’t wait and make your farm more ‘smart’ and efficient! If you don’t know what it’s about, follow the links below.

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Make your virtual farm more eco-friendly and sustainable: The Precision Farming DLC, a project funded by EIT Food and led by John Deere, introduces new gameplay mechanics based on real smart farming technology. Take soil samples with the John Deere Gator and the ISARIA SCOUT to identify four different soil types. Learn about pH-values and nitrogen content in your soil before you improve the yield by dynamic application rates to save seeds, lime, fertilizer, fuel and, in the end, money.

A new Precision Farming tab in the menu gives you all the information you need to optimize yield and hold control over your finances. A soil map with special filters shows you the current state of your soil and every action you take is reflected on the economic analysis overview. New UI elements and a live mini map give you additional information and control when working the fields. With an RTK station on your farm, your helper will perform actions more efficient, too. Don’t waste time and money – make your farming operation smarter!

Soil Types, Soil Sampling and Yield Improvement


Not only are there four different soil types (loamy sand, sandy loam, loam and silty clay), you also have to take different pH levels and the content of nitrogen into account when improving your yield. First, you start with sampling the soil to identify its properties and then go on to lime and fertilize with dynamic application rates. The John Deere Gator and ISARIA SCOUT are included in the DLC. Take a look at our introduction video!

 

New gameplay features make virtual farms more efficient and eco-friendlier
You will be able to optimize their yield by taking soil samples to identify four different soil types with individual requirements. You need to take pH values and nitrogen content in the soil into account. Dynamic application rates based on soil properties allow saving resources like fertilizer, fuel, maintenance cost and more, saving money while operating more environmentally-friendly.

 

Project and DLC to evolve even further
Releasing this DLC marks only the first step for the game: The EU project is led by John Deere, the acclaimed agricultural machine manufacturer and involves an illustrious round of partners including two universities. While the exact course of further development is yet to be determined following your feedback, the continuation of the project is about to bring even more gameplay-features and build a closer connection between modern society and agriculture. More information is available on farming-simulator.com.

We’re not done yet…


“Being part of the project from the very first minute, I’m now keen to see player reactions,” comments Thomas Frey, Vice President & Creative Director at GIANTS Software. “Together with John Deere, we achieved a great start and I’m really looking forward to an even better integration and more features coming in the future.”

Per our announcement, this is a 2-year-project. Meaning, after releasing the Free DLC on ModHub, we’re not done with Precision Farming. More features are planned to follow after precise, academic and scientific evaluation by the involved parties. This includes, for example, the University of Reading and the University of Hohenheim and other EU parties.

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