Ag Innovations Honored at Commodity Classic

Carrie Muehling

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers honored three companies with the inaugural Davidson Prize for Innovation at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California. The Davidson Prize is named for J.B. Davidson, the father of modern agricultural engineering, and was created to celebrate breakthrough innovations in areas of agricultural, food and biological systems engineering.

“These three products deliver on solutions that truly represent the spirit of J.B. Davidson and the innovative legacy of agriculture,” said WEM Senior Vice President of Agriculture Curt Blades.

Case IH won for its Trident 5550 liquid/dry combination applicator, designed from the ground up to be changed between the two systems.
Audio – Interview with Mark Burns, Case IH

John Deere was honored for its S700 Combine featuring the Gen4 Command Center and Combine Advisor technology.
Audio – Interview with Matt Badding, John Deere

Also recognized with the Davidson Prize was the Robovator Mechanical Weeding Machine from F. Poulsen Engineering in Denmark, which determines the shape difference between the weed and the plant and replaces workers who can then be used in other areas. Accepting the award was Bartley Walker. President/CEO of Pacific Ag Rentals.
Audio – Interview with Bartley Walker, Pacific Ag Rentals

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