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  • Nov 8, 2012
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    Robotics in the driver’s seat 1

    More than 10 years ago, we ran our first article about a robotic tractor designed by John Deere for orchard spraying. The drone-like model was strictly experimental and had no cab, seat or steering wheel. Today, the first robotic systems designed for corn and soybean production have arrived....More
  • Nov 6, 2012
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    Top 50 innovations in agricultural engineering 9

    This month Resource magazine, the official publication of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), published its list of the top 50 innovations in agricultural engineering for 2013.  This annual awards contest, called AE50, recognizes “products and technologies deemed to bring clear advancements to the marketplace, such as improved efficiency and user safety, and reduced labor and costs.” Entries are judged by an international panel of agricultural engineers....More
  • Sep 20, 2012
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    Robotic technology makes Kinze’s autonomous system work 215

    Rhett Schildroth, product manager for Kinze, explains the equipment that is needed to make the autonomous tractor/grain-cart combo work successfully in the field. When the system comes to the market, he anticipates kits will be available for purchase to retrofit different tractors. View more videos of this revolutionary technology here:...More
  • Sep 20, 2012
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    Kinze unveils latest autonomous grain cart system 90

    Kinze Manufacturing introduced its latest version of its Autonomous Harvest System in an Illinois field this week. With media on hand, Kinze’s product manager Rhett Schildroth explained the system that works without a driver for the tractor/grain-cart system. The high-tech system involves a ruggedized laptop computer that the combine driver monitors. The tractor is outfitted with sensors, radar and other equipment to make it robotic, yet safe....More
  • Sep 20, 2012
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    Driverless Kinze system reduces labor needs at harvest 107

    Kinze Manufacturing surprised the agricultural equipment industry with its new autonomous technology. Why has Kinze gone after this? Susanne Kinzenbaw Veatch, vice president and chief marketing officer, says robotics help farmers fill a deepening labor need. She adds that her father John Kinzenbaw envisioned many years ago that robotics would someday come to the farm. View more videos of this revolutionary technology here:...More
  • Sep 6, 2012
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    Monsanto’s FieldScripts combines high-tech planting with high-tech seed 18

    The new program called FieldScripts will enable farmers to accurately and variably plant DeKalb hybrids with Precision Planting’s 20/20 SeedSense monitor, all on an iPad. Ted Crosby, Integrated Farming Systems lead for Monsanto, answers questions about the new program from Forrest Laws, Farm Industry News....More
  • Sep 6, 2012
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    Monsanto, Precision Planting produce FieldScripts for variable planting control

    Monsanto’s recent purchase of Precision Planting is leading to a system that will produce the perfect planting environment for today’s high-value seed, according to Gregg Sauder, CEO of Precision Planting. The first product being launched in the system is FieldScripts....More
  • Aug 2, 2012
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    Raven Industries offers advancements in precision ag technology products 2

      During its annual Innovation Summit, Raven Industries let customers try out the newest precision ag technology, including its SmarTrax 6 autosteering system. SmarTax 6 features new 3-D extreme terrain compensation for fields with terraces and other challenging terrain. Ryan Molitor with Raven gives details about the new products....More
  • Jul 9, 2012
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    New remote sensors from Agri Con at DLG Field Days in Germany

    Hermann Leithold, product manager for Agri Con, explains the company’s precision technologies at its display at DLG Field Days in Bernburg-Strenzfeld, Germany, held June 19-21....More
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