The World Ag Expo has chosen the winners of the 2021 Top-10 New Products Competition. The winners will be showcased February 9-11, 2021, during World Ag Expo Online, the virtual version of the trade show typically held in Tulare, California.
Products in this year’s field were largely focused on technology solutions and equipment upgrades. The contest judges were made up of farmers, ranchers, and industry professionals.
“The 2020 World Ag Expo Top-10 New Products list contains a wide array of products to help farmers work more efficiently,” said Mark Riley, Fresno/Visalia Market President, Bank of America. “This kind of agricultural innovation can be transformational for local farmers, especially as they pivot and adjust operations as a result of the pandemic. As a leader in financing the needs of ag businesses ranging from small farms to global agribusiness brands, Bank of America is pleased to again sponsor this exciting competition and work to advance impactful products and technologies.”
Winners will be listed on the World Ag Expo website, will have the opportunity to present a seminar on their new product during World Ag Expo Online.
The competition is conducted annually by the International Agri-Center in conjunction with World Ag Expo, which draws more than 1,400 exhibitors and an estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries. The competition is sponsored by Bank of America.
Here are the selections for the 2021 Top-10 New Products Competition:
1. Pro 5 Series 125 & 155 models by Ace Pumps Corporation
Memphis, TN: Ace Pumps introduced the new Pro 5 Series pumps, releasing the 125 and 155 models with advanced features to improve reliability and prevent costly downtime. These pumps feature severe duty silicon carbide seals or Ace Pump’s exclusive Oasis WetSeal Technology which isolates the seals from abrasive and corrosive materials and prevents run-dry failure.
2. AgCode Passive by AgCode Inc
Glenwood, MN: AgCode Passive is a GPS-powered data collection tool that provides growers detailed insights and unrivaled accuracy on task and equipment activity in the field in real time, all seamlessly integrated into the AgCode farm management software system.
3. ALUS Behavior by Cainthus
Dublin, Ireland: Using computer vision and artificial intelligence, ALUS Behavior monitors how your herd behaves in the pen, 24/7 to provide a complete behavior analysis. Our goal is to ensure your cows are displaying optimal behavioral patterns to maximum milk production but also animal welfare. ALUS Behavior enables you to monitor lying time, with the intent to make the changes required to improve cow comfort and address lameness or other health issues proactively.
4. ORBIS 900 by CLAAS
Omaha, NE: The new ORBIS 900 is a row-independent forage harvester header with a working width of 30 feet. Despite its large size, the new folding design allows the operator to fold and unfold it in 22 seconds.
5. RotaryMATE EXPSplus by Green Source Automation LLC
Ceres, CA: First rotary dairy robot that automates multiple tasks in the parlor including cleaning, sanitizing, stimulating, and wiping teats.
6. LOIS by Livestock Water Recycling, distributed by Figure 8 Environmental
Calgary, AB, Canada / San Luis Obispo, CA: LOIS is the first ever Machine Learning module to use the power of data from LWR’s technology platform combined with data from the specific surrounding environment to optimize manure treatment! Using proprietary algorithms, LOIS helps producers make informed decisions based on the analysis of LWR’s thousands of historical manure data points.
7. Certa-Set CLICTM Irrigation System by NAPCO Pipe & Fittings
Houston, TX: The leak-free Certa-Set CLICTM system innovates the way you irrigate agricultural operations by increasing efficiency, reducing water waste, and reducing labor required to move your irrigation pipe.
8. RS10TM Bluetooth Long Range Adapter by Ranch Systems Inc.
Novato, CA: The RS10TM is a solar powered, long range Bluetooth adapter eliminating the cable restrictions of remote monitoring of wired soil moisture sensors. Utilizing Bluetooth 5.0, the RS10TM is capable of reading the sensors at four times the range of legacy Bluetooth devices.
9. Permanent Crop Analyzer by Smart Guided Systems LLC
Indianapolis, IN: The Permanent Crop Analyzer is a Utility Vehicle add-on kit that uses LiDAR to scan high value permanent crops, giving growers data for analysis.
10. Twin D T4 Shakers by TOL Incorporated
Tulare, CA: The unique design of the Twin D T4 shakers allows them shake, catch, and windrow the nuts without the need to sweep. This process significantly reduces dust and provides a more efficient harvest.