Collaboration To Evaluate Targeted Spray Technology
AGCO recently announced a collaboration with Robert Bosch GmbH, BASF Digital Farming and Raven Industries Inc. with the objective of evaluating targeted spraying technology. The goal is to make applications more effective and efficient by reducing crop input costs while driving farm and environmental sustainability.
Targeted spraying will focus on real-time sensing technology to make crop protection decisions. By detecting weeds in growing crops or fallow ground, day or night, this technology will execute precise targeted product placement to the individual plant level. Targeted spraying will also enhance farmer profitability by using herbicides only where needed. This makes the use of more efficient herbicides affordable, allowing for better weed control. Where optimal herbicides are already being used, the smart sprayer provides a volume and cost reduction.
The concept is being evaluated on a Fendt Rogator sprayer in Europe with plans to extend into North America in 2022.
“Farmers have been searching for ways to minimize chemical usage and reduce passes through the field to achieve crop protection goals. With the potential for further regulatory pressure, this effort advances our farmer-first focus and is evidence of our work to serve farmers’ needs,” says AGCO senior vice president and general manager for precision ag and digital Seth Crawford.
This collaboration will empower farmers to drive greater efficiency in their operations while helping to protect the environment through reduced chemical use.
A new, patented concrete splashboard is now being offered by Morton Buildings to make post-frame buildings stronger and more durable by completely removing structural wood from touching the ground.
Morton Buildings President Sean Cain says the concrete splashboard offers a permanent solution compared to standard wood splashboards that have the potential to rot, decay or simply look worn over time.
The new splashboard is offered as an optional upgrade for most post-frame buildings that use the Morton Foundation System. That system consists of lower concrete columns that eliminate wood in the ground, avoiding natural decay and protecting against costly repairs. The splashboard is connected to the top of the columns, extending around the bottom of the building perimeter.
For additional information, visit mortonbuildings.com.
New technology and configurations from Case IH will help producers match planting and product application to the unique needs of their fields.
Now available for 2000 series Early Riser planters, Case IH ISO Planter Control gives operators the ability to view high-resolution as-applied planting data in real time — all from one integrated display that is easy to navigate and customize. Plus, with the AFS Pro 1200 display, the technology delivers complete in-cab planter control, which can interact with multiple implements and machines, regardless of the equipment’s manufacturer.
With the ISO Planter Control and the AFS Pro 1200 display, farm managers gain important agronomic insight with the ability to view as-applied field maps down to the row level in the AFS Connect Farm platform on web and mobile. Plus, planter data can be easily shared with agronomic partners for additional analysis.
To help operators cover more ground in less time, Case IH is adding a new 90-foot boom option, the widest available, for the FA 1030 air boom applicator. The FA 1030 is also now available for either the Titan 3540 or 4540 floater models, with the choice of either three- or four-wheel configurations.
For more information about Case IH soil management, planting and application equipment lineups, contact your Case IH dealer or visit www.caseih.com.