DICKEY-john’s Hy Rate Plus Wins Innovation Award

John DavisAgribusiness, Award

Hy Rate Plus_w Seed TubeRevolutionary ag technology maker DICKEY-john is being recognized for innovative design. This company news release says DICKEY-john’s Hy Rate Plus™ LED Seed Sensor won the award from American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

The Hy Rate Plus LED Seed Sensor is a highly accurate and intelligent seed-tube-mounted sensor for detecting row-crop planting populations at high rates on a wide variety of seeds. The sensor utilizes a first of its kind advanced proprietary software algorithm and an improved light emitting source in order to detect virtually every seed that passes through the sensing area.

“We are truly honored to receive the AE50 award for our Hy Rate Plus LED Seed Sensor. The development and release of the Hy Rate Plus is indicative of DICKEY-john’s continued commitment to the creation of technologically innovative products through the use of engineering excellence. These are the very attributes that are embodied in the AE50 award,” states Nolan Bangert, DICKEY-john Applications Engineer.

DICKEY-john competed against companies from around the world in the annual AE50 competition. The Hy Rate Plus will be featured in the January/February 2015 special AE50 issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.