AFGRI Equipment had the pleasure of hosting sprayer product training at Muresk Institute in May.
The product training focused on the latest John Deere SP sprayers available in the Australian market and involved a mixture of classroom tutorials and first-hand product demonstrations for our teams, as well as viewing the new model John Deere 616R self-propelled sprayer up-close. AFGRI group sales and marketing manager Jacques Coetzee said the training was very well-received by our staff, who attended from across the state. “The purpose of the training was to make sure our teams are fully across the benefits the new model year SP sprayers present,” Jacques said. “This included diving into Deere’s new sprayer technology, See & Spray SelectTM in greater detail.” See & Spray SelectTM is Deere’s ground-breaking targeted “green on brown” spray solution for weeds in fallow ground. The technology uses cameras and machine learning to scan the field constantly, looking for green weeds to spray, and then automatically spraying them when they are identified. AFGRI Equipment group service manager Charles van Loggerenberg said the product training highlighted how the technology in the new sprayers work as well as the benefits they can offer to customers. “It is very important our teams know why things like See & Spray have been designed and incorporated into the new machines,” Charles said. “Ultimately, it comes down to the increased efficiency and reduction in herbicide use throughout the whole season that it can offer, particular with chemical prices on the rise.” Jacques said with the technological advancements Deere continue to release each year, this level of training would become the new normal. “This is just the beginning of the training we will continue to run for our teams,” he said. “It is imperative that when the new technology comes, we are equipped and ready to help our customers make the most out of that technology from day one,” he said. AFGRI Equipment would like to thank Deere’s team of product specialists who led the sprayer training, travelling from WA and interstate. We would also like to thank the Muresk Institute for providing the perfect platform for the training.