Equipment Technologies Creates OH/IN Network

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, National Farm Machinery Show, Raven, RTK

The home of Apache Sprayers is Equipment Technologies, based in Indiana. I spoke with Kevin Covey and Jake Ridenour at the National Farm Machinery Show and learned that they’ve created a Raven Slingshot network over all of Indiana and Ohio! They said that using the Slingshot technology they’ve deployed base stations to provide overlapping 30 mile RTK coverage areas. This … Read More

Raven Expands Precision Ag into China

Cindy ZimmermanInternational, Raven

Raven Industries has announced a new partner, BDStar Navigation, will be the exclusive distributor in China for Raven precision ag products, including SmarTrax RTK™and Cruizer II™, and will help solidify Raven’s position as a leading international provider of precision agriculture products. “We’re very excited to enter into this new market and the opportunities it brings for both Raven and our … Read More

Top 10 Ag Technologies from 2010 by Farm Progress

Kurt LawtonCorn, Guidance, Harvesting, Industry News, Planting, Raven, seed, Software, Soybeans, Tillage, Variable rate

Take a look at a story in Indiana Prairie Farmer that selected ten different agricultural technologies of interest this year. They listed: – Raven Sling Shot system – Connected Farm concept – GSI Binspector – Grain entrapment rescue tubes – Votivo nematicide seed treatment – SmartStax corn – Agrisure Viptera trait – Surveillance sunglasses – Vertical till revolution – Kixor … Read More

Raven OmniRow Delivers Total Planting Control

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Displays, Guidance, Planting, Raven

We talked briefly about the numerous new products from Raven during our Farm Progress Show coverage, but wanted to give you a closer look at several of them. For variable-rate seeding and planter control, check out the new OmniRow planter control, which works in sync with the company’s new Envizio Pro II field computer and optional Slingshot RTK/Online service. Population … Read More

New Apache Sprayer Line is Precision Ready

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Raven, Spraying

A new line of Apache sprayers was showcased by Equipment Technologies at the recent Farm Progress Show. Three new models offer wide-ranging engineering and design changes to improve value, reliability and ruggedness. As one of Raven’s largest OEM customers, Equipment Technologies can factory install the following precision options on any Apache model: SmarTrax auto-steering, the SCS 5000 application rate controller, … Read More

Raven Introduces OmniRow, Envizio Pro II & SmartYield

Joanna SchroederAudio, Farm Progress Show, GPS, Guidance, Raven

During the Farm Progress Show held last week in Boone, Iowa, Raven introduced several new products including OmniRow, Envizio Pro II and SmartYield. I caught up with Ryan Molitor to learn about these new products and more. Molitor began by explaining that OmniRow is an advanced planter control system. This system enables the grower to do variable rate seeding either … Read More

Ag Leader EDGE Display Offers Dual Product Control

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Company Announcement, Displays, Fertilizer, Raven, Spraying

Ag Leader’s popular EDGE display can now be used to control two product applications simultaneously. Chemical Injection Dual product control in the EDGE display will support sprayer control of a liquid carrier and a single injection pump. Like other Ag Leader products, the EDGE display’s DirectCommand system now interfaces to the Raven Sidekick chemical injection pump for complete control over … Read More

Slingshot From Raven at AG CONNECT Expo

Chuck ZimmermanAg Connect Expo, Audio, Internet, Raven

Precision agriculture technology is on display all over the AG CONNECT Expo show floor. I don’t think I’ve seen quite so many exhibits outside of a show dedicated to this growing technology application. Raven Industries is one of the companies exhibiting something new here at the show. I spoke with Marketing Manager, Ryan Molitor,about Slingshot. He says Slingshot represents a … Read More