Precision Farming: Free DLC now available for PC and consoles!

8. December 2020

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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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!

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. 

 

This EIT Food activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under Horizon2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. 

EIT Food is Europe’s leading agri-food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector. The initiative is made up of a consortium of key industry players, start-ups, research centres and universities from across Europe. EIT Food aims to collaborate closely with consumers to develop new knowledge and technology-based products and services that will ultimately deliver a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for all European citizens.

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