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USM Wear Technologies Announces “Wheel Tracker Tillage” Sweep with Caden Edge™ Technology

USM Wear Technologies, LLC (USM Wear Tech) announced a new tillage tool called the  “Wheel Tracker Sweep” with Caden Edge™ Technology that is designed for addressing wheel compaction issues in farming operations. “We are excited about the shape and effectiveness of our new cultivation sweep called the “Wheel Tracker,” said Loran Balvanz, USM Wear Tech President and CEO. Balvanz explained that Purdue University agronomy experts report that heavy farm equipment can cause soil...

New API for AgFiniti Provides Connectivity to Third-Party Software Platforms

Ames, Iowa, December 13, 2016 - Today, Ag Leader Technology, a leader in precision agriculture technology, enhances its AgFiniti® cloud-based platform with the announcement of an Application Program Interface (API). This API will allow third-party farm management information systems (FMIS) to transfer files to and from AgFiniti.“Today’s growers are accustomed to using a variety of FMIS platforms in their day-to-day data management practices.

Product Spotlight

Tillage:The latest in tillage equipment

In this product spotlight we have highlighted seven tillage systems. Looking for more information? Each company and manufacturer has their phone number and website listed below each product.

Product Spotlight:Grain Vacs

Farmers require an efficient piece of equipment to help them move crops from bins to trucks, bin to bin, or truck to bin. A grain vac can fit into small spaces that augers cannot. The pneumatic system of a grain vac is ideal for operators who move delicate seed. In this Product Spotlight we are showcasing eight of the top grain vac manufacturers. Looking for more information on a listed model? Each company has their contact information listed below each product.

Featured Articles

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.