EMERALD PARK, Sask. — New Leader Mfg. will unveil the NL5000 G5 Crop Nutrient Applicator for the DOT autonomous robotic farming system at the Ag In Motion show on July 16th.

The NL5000 utilizes New Leader’s G5 technology, including 16-section swath width control, ½ width spreading, last pass control, boundary spreading and two-product variable rate precision application technology.  

“From an agronomic standpoint, the NL5000 G5 opens up opportunities for farmers to precisely apply top dressed nitrogen in-crop or augment their fertility program with a 100% autonomous spreading solution,” says Robert Saik, CEO of DOT Farm Solutions. “To our knowledge, this is the first large-scale fully robotic fertilizer spreader in the world.”

This spring saw the Dot robotic system seed and spray thousands of acres on several Saskatchewan farms. Now DOT will have variable-rate precision fertilizer capabilities as well.