Precision Ag Bytes 12/12

Carrie Muehling

  • Reinke’s new RPM Connect™ main control panel helps growers stay one step ahead through remote control technology. Its main panel offers basic controls without a touchscreen – reducing the overall cost of the device. Connect is built on the Reinke Advanced Plus platform and requires RC10 hardware and a ReinCloud® subscription for full functionality. Accessed by any smart device, ReinCloud, allows growers to remotely monitor and control pivots, manage multiple systems from one dashboard and receive notifications when there’s a change in a system’s status.
  • Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural diversity of plants, and Novozymes, a leader in enzymes and microbial technologies, have entered into a research and commercial license agreement for use of Benson Hill’s editing portfolio across Novozymes’ business segments.
  • The Partnership for Ag Resource Management has released an updated and recently 4R-approved Phosphorus Loss Reduction Handbook for Agronomists. The Handbook serves as a communication tool for sales agronomists, Certified Crop Advisors and others to learn and engage with grower customers on water quality issues and methods to reduce phosphorus, agrichemical and soil movement from fields.
  • Raven Industries, Inc. announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of AgSync, Inc., an ag logistics software company headquartered in Wakarusa, Ind. The cash transaction is expected to close on January 1, 2019. The acquisition will align under the company’s Applied Technology division and greatly enhance its Slingshot® platform by delivering a seamless logistics solution for ag retailers, custom applicators and enterprise farms.
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