Kathy Graul

Digital/Production Editor,
Penton Media

Digital/Production editor for Farm Industry News magazine and farmindustrynews.com.


New innovations from 360 Yield Center
A new stalk chopper, a portable soil tester and a sprayer attachment system that allows for late-season nutrient application all drew the attention of about 1,500 growers at the 360 Yield Center summit.
Quirky gadgets, green tech, drones and more from CES 2015
Here we round up what we think are five key items from CES 2015 that may spark your interest.
Information hub in an app
Growers Edge launches app version of its services, with a new GrainLogs tracking feature.
Kioti launches new workhorses for the farm

Kioti has launched its new PX Ag Tractor Series, and the company says the tractors are designed to be workhorses on the farm. Pictured here is the PX9020 model, which features hydrostatic power steering, rear differential lock, selectable ground speed power take-off (PTO), telescopic lowering ends, dual remote hydraulic valves, outside lift control, crank adjustable RH lift link and wet disc brakes. And also shown here is the KL9020 front loader that can be added on.

Soil sampling gets high-tech
New systems automate soil sampling, making data more precise to better manage fertility.
Climate Corporation acquires tech startup
The Climate Corporation, a division of Monsanto, has announced it is acquiring tech startup company 640 Labs.
Gauging interest in drones

We recently hosted a poll on our website to gauge how farmers think and feel about using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on their operations. And it appears there is a lot of interest in the technology. As of today, the majority of those who responded to the survey said they were strongly interested in purchasing a UAV for their farm. Yet, the second highest option selected suggests many farmers don’t have a UAV planned in the budget, so there may still be mixed feelings on just how the tech will be beneficial.

New Gravely vehicle for heavy-duty jobs on the farm

Ariens, the company you may recognize for its lawn, turf and snow management tools, has made a major statement with the launch of a new work vehicle under its Gravely brand. It has entered into the work vehicle market with the new Atlas JSV, or job site vehicle, and they say they’re carving out a subcategory in the utility vehicle space by taking ownership of the “JSV” name. And agriculture is one of their target markets.

Sprayer prep gets more accurate
Spray Calc is a new app out of University of Illinois that breaks down the sprayer setup process.
Checking a plant’s pulse for optimizing yield
An on-plant sensor system could be coming to the corn and soybean markets soon that will help growers make better irrigation decisions.
WinField amps up its tech offerings
A partnership with Climate Corporation, along with new data management tools, signal that Winfield is stepping it up in the precision ag space.
Inside the app: Smart irrigation management
Trimble announced its Irrigate-IQ app is now available through Connected Farm, and it makes irrigation management more efficient.
New TrackTill system helps growers fight pinch row compaction
TrackTill is a new product to help growers fight pinch row compaction.
Data conversation gets moving with new online forum
Farmers now have an online resource and community to discuss what’s important in data management.
Mix Tank takes the guesswork out of spraying
Ever wish you kept better records of your spraying practices? Mix Tank offers an easy way to do so on an iPhone or Android device.

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