Raven Industries announced today that it is awarding South Dakota State University (SDSU) with a historic gift of $5 million for the establishment of its Precision Agriculture Facility within the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences on its main campus in Brookings, S.D.
BASF’s new Velondis brand biofungicide seed treatment formulations, designed to boost the protection of seedlings and plants from key soil-borne diseases, have received registrations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the company says.
A look at the prototype of the medal-winning AGCO Xaver autonomous seeding unit at Agritechnica 2017. The system is programmable, and 12 units are the equivalent of one, 8-row planter. Ten units can plant about 2.5 acres per hour and they will be field tested in 2018, with production tentatively planned for 2020.
A sneak peek at the new GrainSense mobile monitoring system. Measures moisture and
protein in wheat, barley, oats and rye in near real-time, with additional crops being tested.
The system can be used ahead of harvest to time optimal harvest window. Relays data to
mobile app in 30 seconds after scan. Initial cost will be about $4,500 and the product is
scheduled to be released in Finland and Sweden in 2018.
Circleville, Ohio, no-tiller Ryan Wilson discusses the setup for the family's John Deere MaxEmerge no-till corn planter, which includes cast iron closing wheels, Martin row cleaners and Precision Planting's 20/20 AirForce system. They apply about 30 pounds per acre of nitrogen at planting to ensure corn seedlings have enough N after following the cereal rye cover crop.
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