Apache 1000 Sprayers Earn EquipmentWatch Award

Kelly Marshall

The Apache 1000 Sprayer series has earned the 2017 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award for retaining the highest percentage of original value after five years. Analysts considered 12,536 models for the evaluation and then narrowed it down to 156 series from 36 brands. Residual values of the finalists were calculated by leveraging a database covering more than $412 billion in …

Agribusiness, Award, Equipment, Spraying

Regional Conservation Legacy Awards Announced

Kelly Marshall

The American Soybean Association offers congratulations to Andy Bendsend of Dallas, Wisconsin (Midwest Region), Keith Masser from Sacramento, Pennsylvania (Northeast Region) and Matt Griggs hailing from Humboldt, Tennessee (South Region) as regional winners of this year’s Conservation Legacy Awards. The three winners will be honored at the ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic on March 3. At that time one …

Ag Group, ASA, Award, Soybeans

Land O’ Lakes Inc. Issues Drone Challenge

Kelly Marshall

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has issued the Drone Challenge, to urge developers to create solutions for precision agriculture. A $140,000 grand prize will be awarded, along with two $5,000 runner-up awards. “We’re offering the Land O’Lakes Prize to accelerate the development of drones for the ag industry. We believe with a few more years of work and the direction we’re providing, …

Award, Contest, drone, Land O'Lakes

Case IH Steiger 620 Sets New Records

Kelly Marshall

The Case IH Steiger 620 has been proven the most fluid-efficient and highest drawbar horsepower tractor in the world by recent tests at the University of Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory (NTTL).  The 620 set new records in drawbar fuel efficiency, drawbar horsepower and maximum pull. “It’s one thing to generate a lot of horsepower,” said Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger tractor …

Award, Case IH, Equipment, Tractor

UF’s Kevin Folta Honored for Advocacy

Kelly Marshall

Kevin Folta of the University of Florida has been named 2016 Pro Farmer Ag Person of the Year.  Folta is a professor at UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and chair of the horticulture sciences department. “Dr. Folta has been a leader in the fight against the anti-GMO movement for years,” said Chip Flory, Pro Farmer editor. “He was a …

Award

New Holland Wins Four AE50 Awards

Kelly Marshall

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has awarded New Holland with four of the year’s most innovative designs in engineering for food and agriculture.  The IntelliBale™ ISOBUS Class 3 Tractor & Baler automation for New Holland Roll-Belt™ Series, SmartTrax™ with Flex Technology, CX/CR Everest 20 levelling system, and the T7 Heavy Duty Enhanced Engine Brake each earned this honor. …

Agribusiness, Award, New Holland

TFI Announces 2017 4R Advocates

Lizzy Schultz

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has named the 2017 4R Advocate winners, recognizing five farmer and retailer partnerships who are leading the way in implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices on the farm. This year’s advocates farm 13,200 acres of land using 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices. “4R Nutrient Stewardship is a top priority for the fertilizer industry, which is committed to enhancing …

Ag Group, Award, Nutrient Management

BASF and NAAA Award Aviator Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) have collaborated to reward two promising aviators with scholarships to assist them as they follow their passion in the field of aerial application. Matthew Burkhammer of Carlisle, Arkansas, and Landunn Koyle of Gooding, Idaho, were awarded NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarships of $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. The two winners were recognized at the …

Aerial Application, Ag Group, Award, BASF, NAAA

Michelin Earns SIMA 2017 Innovation Gold Medal

Kelly Marshall

Michelin‘s new “2 in 1 tire” has earned a 2017 Innovation Gold Medal from SIMA at the Paris International Agri-Business Show. The new technology allows farmers to be more efficient in the field by increasing contact with soil by up to 20 percent. When travel on roads the tire alters with a central continuous tread band that grips the pavement …

Award, Soil

Trelleborg Earns SIMA Innovation Gold Medal

Kelly Marshall

Trelleborg has earned top honors at the 2017 SIMA Innovation Awards with a gold medal for their newly developed Variable Inflation Pressure (VIP) system. These soon-to-be-launched tires were developed in conjuncture with AGCO FENDT.  It consists of an autonomous wheel that can self-adjust the tire’s pressure based on the load from the combine.  This innovation optimizes the tire’s footprint to reduce …

Agribusiness, Award, Equipment, Soil