Precision Ag News 3/18

Carrie Muehling

  • The Soil Health Partnership will launch a new podcast called “The People of Soil Health” on April 7, 2020. The Podcast will provide a direct connection into the network of soil health professionals who are focused on the on-farm economic and environmental benefits of soil health.
  • With concerns about large gatherings growing around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many trade shows and events have been cancelled. Thanks to its industry-leading online bidding system and mobile application, Ritchie Bros. will continue to conduct regular onsite auctions, with minor, temporary changes to the process and procedure of those events.
  • February 2020 saw mixed results in overall U.S. sales of tractors and self-propelled combines. The bright spot was 4WD and 100+ horsepower tractors which showed healthy gains year over year, however, overall tractor and combine sales fell for February, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales decreased 7.5 percent in February compared to last year while U.S. February self-propelled combine sales fell 21.1 percent.
  • Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces its integration with the John Deere Operations Center to link on-farm agronomic data between technology ecosystems.
  • Registration is open for the InfoAg Conference, scheduled for July 28th-30th, 2020 at the Union Station, St. Louis, MO. InfoAg is the premier conference to advance modern agriculture through data driven solutions.
  • To further its global commitment of providing growers with the most innovative, sustainable and technically-advanced agricultural solutions, Bayer has opened its new smart, state-of-the-art, automated greenhouse facility in Marana, Ariz.
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