Boone, Iowa, is once again exploding with exciting innovations in agricultural technology. The 2016 Farm Progress Show kicked off today and exhibitors are not disappointing. Check out the latest tweets and Instagram posts from the event:
— Kelvin Heppner (@RealAg_Kelvin) August 30, 2016
There’s more to these big blue and red machines than meets the eye. Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) and CNH Industrial announced the unveiling of concept autonomous tractors. ASI, CNH Industrial’s technology provider responsible for developing autonomous vehicle technology, showcased the innovation at the Farm Progress Show in both the Case IH Magnum and New Holland T8.
The tractors include the ability for autonomous seeding, planting, and tillage, both for broad acre and row crop farming. Advanced path planning technology will allow farmers to manage their fields efficiently and oversee the overall operation of several vehicles at once. The vehicles are also capable of obstacle detection.
— farm2ranch (@farm2_ranch) August 30, 2016
Challenger, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, launched an entirely new category of tractors to North American agribusiness operations. Key to the new Series is the entirely new AccuDrive powertrain concept and an upgraded stepless CVT transmission, which provide the tractors with both their power and flexibility.
— Asgrow DEKALB Seed (@Asgrow_DEKALB) August 30, 2016
In the fight against corn diseases, DEKALB unveiled a new line-up of products, DEKALB Disease Shield, which uses predictive analytics and genome wide selection. These products will be available for the 2017 growing season and will be the latest solutions on the market to help farmers maximize yield through protection against major corn diseases.
— DuPont Pioneer (@DuPontPioneer) August 30, 2016
DuPont Pioneer began its “Unlock Your Yield Tour” today to showcase the technology of Pioneer brand Qrome products. Qrome products are geared to unlock corn yield potential across a broad range of industry-leading genetic platforms. Qrome products also offer multiple insect protection traits, including two modes of action to control corn rootworm.