In December 2013, Kinze unveiled an industry-first concept: an electric multi-hybrid planter. The system allows a grower to switch hybrids on-the-go without having to stop and refill the seed hopper. The technology that allows for the multi-hybrid planting lies in the electric-driven motors. Kinze unveiled those electric motors on their 4900 Series planter, and now they are taking it one step further by offering multi-hybrid planting....More
On a recent trip to Florida, Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan from Cresco, IA, explored an Asian market where he found an abundance of food items he had never before seen. Among his finds were live eels, chicken feet, roasted coconut juice, duck eggs and more.
Precision technology requires both financial investment and the process of learning new farming practices. One northwest Ohio grower crunched the numbers to show that technology is truly paying off on his farm. Through input savings, efficient use of machinery and yield increases, precision practices really can help the bottom line....More
Trimble announced in late January that it is adding a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to its line of products for agriculture. The Trimble UX5 will be available for growers to use for aerial imaging and mapping in order to monitor crop health throughout the growing season....More
We aren’t quite done bringing you new products from this year’s National Farm Machinery Show. There was a lot to cover with over 850 exhibitors, and here we bring you a roundup of another group of interesting new things we saw.
On-farm sprayers are gaining value due to crop protection, productivity improvement tasks. Maintaining your farm’s sprayer means working through numerous details. Look at key factors when considering an update or a trade for better performance....More
Data privacy is a growing concern, but companies are responding to the challenge. The American Farm Bureau Federation makes a statement about farmer data use. The Climate Corporation and Monsanto have set down new data privacy policies....More
Another day at National Farm Machinery Show was chock full of new product finds earlier this month. In this roundup of new tools for the farm, we found upgrades at Kubota, an impressive corn head, a unique shop draining system and more.
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Each year, timed in sync with the National Farm Machinery Show and our own FinOvation Awards banquet, the American Society (ASABE) holds its annual awards ceremony that recognizes 50 of the most innovative products designed in the last year. The difference between these two award contests is that our FinOvation awards are selected by you, the reader, whereas ASABE’s winners are chosen by a panel of professional engineers....More