Deere Plans New Test Lab at Iowa State University

AgWired Precision, Equipment, John Deere

Deere & Company has announced plans for a new test lab at Iowa State University focused on agricultural spraying and applications technology.

“As a leader in precision agriculture, John Deere is focused on providing customers with innovative, high quality products and services,” said Aaron Wetzel, Deere’s vice president of the global crop care platform at John Deere. “Our customers will benefit from this investment as the spray lab is expected to enhance product design and improve our development cycle.”

The new test center will allow increased collaboration with ISU faculty and students. In 2017, Deere opened a strategic technology innovation center in the ISU Research Park and some employees from that center will be located in the new building when it is completed, which is expected to be summer 2019.

Deere has recently expanded its leadership in crop care technologies and acquired several companies that offer innovative spraying technologies for agriculture customers around the world.