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GEA awarded large-scale contract for nutritional powders plant in New Zealand

GEA has been awarded a contract by Mataura Valley Milk Limited to construct a nutritional powders plant in McNab near to Gore in the south island of New Zealand.The plant will process fresh milk and ingredients into added value nutritional powders as well as standard skimmilk and wholemilk powders. The value of the order to GEA is a figure in the mid double-digit millions (EUR).The new plant, expected to begin production for the 2018 season, will produce around 140 tonnes of nutritional powder...

Jason Andringa of Vermeer Corporation Elected a Director of Equipment Manufacturers Trade Group

Pella, Iowa – Vermeer Corporation President and CEO Jason Andringa has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry (agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors).“Vermeer and our dedicated team members demonstrate progressive manufacturing as we design, build and support tough equipment to meet the world’s needs.

Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight: Planter Attachments

Find the latest in planting attachmentsIn this product spotlight we have highlighted eight planting attachment products. Looking for more information? Each company and manufacturer has their phone number and website listed below each product.

Product Spotlight: Bale Wrappers

"Lock in Silage Quality Using Bale Wrappers"Although storing hay inside a barn is preferred, it’s not always possible. Wrapping hay shortly after it’s cut can help preserve nutrients and reduce spoilage from outside storage. Quality feed means healthier livestock. We took a look at some of the major bale wrapper manufacturers.

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Are Cover Crops Right for Your Operation?

Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before taking the plungeAre cover crops all peaches and cream? Not exactly, say the experts. Cover crops can improve soil health, including increased infiltration, organic matter and biological activity, as well as reduce soil erosion and compaction. Add in a greater ability to reduce nutrient loss, and it is easy to see why cover crops are popular.

Technology Times

Purdue Students Launch Drone Startup To Help Reduce Farming Costs

Aerial Agriculture LLC, a startup company launched by Purdue University students, aims to revolutionize the agricultural industry by building drones in-house to capture multispectral images of entire crop fields. This technology could allow farmers to reduce excess fertilizer and input costs while simultaneously increasing yields. Aerial Agriculture LLC, a tech startup founded by undergraduate students in Purdue’s College of Engineering, developed and piloted agricultural drones that can capture specialized images of entire crop fields. The drones captured images can be stitched together into maps, which are direct representations of the crops’ health. The technology ultimately reduces input costs and increases farmers’ yields.