Shore Measuring Systems has sold and serviced grain moisture meters since 1968. In January 2020 the company introduced the Harvest Commander moisture tester, which is designed to enable farmers to test the moisture of corn – from 8% to 80% – on the stalk.
According to General Manager Tom Brackett, Jr., “The spectrometer links to a data program on the farmer’s cell phone. The program will give them a heat map of a field and, based on the National Weather Service forecast, tell them the optimal time to harvest, so it’s really a harvest planning system.”
Return on Investment Calculator
“Users also have access to a unique return on investment (ROI) calculator,” says Brackett. “By entering data – including total acreage, bushels expected, propane cost, and drying cost – the ROI calculator will provide the expected savings using the program.”
Reprinted from GRAIN JOURNAL May/June 2020 Issue
View this review and more in the Grain Journal May June 2020 magazine.