No-Till Tools, Innovations On Display

The annual InfoExpo, held during the 2011 Ag Media Summit in New Orleans, yielded lots of news and developments about equipment, crop protection and precision-ag products.

Equipment manufacturers and makers of crop-protection and fertilizer products shared their latest news with No-Till Farmer during the recent 2011 InfoExpo, held during the Ag Media Summit in New Orleans.

What follows is a summary of what No-Till Farmer editors learned at this annual show:

  • Michelin announced wider availability of its SprayBib tire technology for self-propelled sprayers that includes very high-flexion (VF) technology. SprayBib tires will be an option this year for sprayer OEMs and the aftermarket

    Michelin also plans to introduce new “Cerexbib” technology for combine tires to the North American market in 2012, says Michelin marketing segment manager Michael Vandel. Cerexbib is a hybrid of improved-flexion (IF) and VF technology that may allow up to 86% higher loads with the same tire pressure.

  • Raven Precision will expand its OmniRow variable-rate seeding system to include a third level for multi-row use, says Chris Diedrich, marketing sales coordinator. Using a kit to be available later this year, growers can pair the inside and outside rows together, pair four or two rows together, or go with two rows across the whole planter, he says

    The system is being expanded at that level for some Case IH and White planters, along with Deere and Kinze planters.

  • Trimble Navigation discussed its new CenterPoint RTX precision guidance system allowing growers who already have FmX or CFX displays to obtain 1½-inch accuracy via satellite. Subscriptions for this service should be available

    “For farmers that don’t have access to good cell coverage to get VRS or…

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John Dobberstein

John Dobberstein is senior editor of No-Till Farmer magazine and the e-newsletter Dryland No-TillerHe previously covered agriculture for the Tulsa World and worked for daily newspapers in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Joseph, Mich. He graduated with a B.A. in journalism and political science from Central Michigan University.

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