Precision Ag News 9/16

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  • Raven Industries, Inc. debuted its autonomous platform, Dot®, for the first time at Farm Progress Virtual Experience, one of the largest public farm shows in the United States.
  • PureAcre™ launches as part of BPS Agriculture’s portfolio of companies, announcing they’ll bring new high-performance, Earth-friendly biostimulants and nutritionals to field crop growers in the coming months. The line of agricultural products utilizes PureAcre’s proprietary technology, OpusMAX, to significantly improve nutrient delivery and up plant performance.
  • Bayer announced the final large-scale pre-launch trials of Roma-type tomatoes to help growers address Tomato brown rugose fruit virus.
  • Nominations for the AE50 Awards, meant for new and innovative technology, are closing on September 25th. All nominations must be completed through an online nomination website. Awards are presented at ASABE’s annual Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference. The top ten winners are then eligible for the prestigious Davidson Prize. The Davidson Prize was designed by AEM and ASABE to celebrate breakthrough innovations in areas of agricultural, food and biological systems engineering.
  • FieldBee‘s innovative guidance systems are now available on tractors of the CNH Industrial Case IH and New Holland brands.
  • CropX announced the acquisition of New Zealand-based Regen, a leading provider of cloud-based, precision effluent and irrigation decision support tools. Current Regen customers now have access to CropX’s unmatched combination of in-soil data and advanced farm management analytics and automation tools.
  • AGCO announces an agreement to acquire research and product development firm 151 Research based in Winnipeg, Canada to create new technology solutions for grain customers. AGCO and 151 Research previously had an exclusive technology partnership to develop GSI GrainViz precision grain monitoring, which gives growers and commercial operators advanced insight into the moisture content of the grain in their steel storage bins. This acquisition will allow AGCO to continue development of GrainViz and expand into new solutions.
  • Heliae® Agriculture announced the addition of Jon Collison as a Regional Sales Manager for California and Arizona. In his new role, Collison will work closely with distributors and retail partners to strategically implement the PhycoTerra® product line into their recommended grower applications.
  • The 2020 corn harvest is drawing near, and now is the time for growers to assess their pest control experience and make a plan for 2021. The Agrisure® traits portfolio from Syngenta offers high-performing rotational options to show pests something different.
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