Week of April 6, 2022


Precision Agriculture Dealer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts, and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great agricultural industry. Here’s our favorite content from the past week. the The best of the web this week the series is brought to you by Salford Group.

The 1st 2022 production of 360 RAIN has left the building

The first 360 RAIN production unit for the 2022 growing season left the factory in March. Gregg Sauder, Founder and CEO of 360 Yield Center, talks about the machine and where it’s going in this video posted to 360 Yield Center’s Twitter.

Solving Customer Trust Issues with Big Data

According to a 2020 study, 70% of farmers said they didn’t have the training to use more data in their operations, and 75% said they didn’t have the time to process the data. In this editorial for ContractorMichael Gilbert, CEO of Semios, explains 4 key factors precision agriculture vendors need to consider when working with customers and their data.

Horsch teases the autonomous seed drill

In March, CEO Phillipp Horsch posted a video on Twitter of a 24 meter Horsch autonomous seed drill, called RO24G, making its first run in the field. He says he is heading to Brazil for intensive testing. It’s unclear if the seeder is linked to a Horsch-Trimble partnership announced last April, but we’re updating our Twitter feed and can’t wait to see more!

ASABE aims to standardize harvest data

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is developing a standard for collecting, processing, and visualizing data files containing geographic crop data. As Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn. Explainthe standard is intended to emphasize the importance of accurately stored data, not to prescribe how field equipment records data.


Robot of the Week: Harvest Companion Robot uses AI to transport specialty crops

Future Acres’ Carry Harvesting Companion Robot transports grapes autonomously, reducing labor requirements and worker safety. Watch a video about the Carry Harvest Companionthen read this AFN interview with Suma Reddy, CEO of Future Acres and longtime agtech entrepreneur.

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