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February 20, 2019

Top Farming Equipment and Tools to Embrace in 2019

Discover the latest and greatest in ag tools, technology, and equipment and learn more about how they can serve you and your farm.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to consider the sector’s newest tools and equipment, many of which use the latest technology and are designed to make your operation more efficient, increasing productivity and profitability. Read on for more information about the top five ag tools to keep an eye on in 2019 and how they might enhance your operation.

Top 5 Farming Equipment & Tools for 2019

1.     The AFS Harvest Command™ Combine Automation System

Unveiled at the 2018 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa by global agriculture equipment manufacturer Case IH, features 16 sensors that use exclusive technology to allow “even the inexperienced operator to achieve the productivity of an expert”. The innovative system, available with the Case IH Axial-Flow® 250 series combine and designed to maximize grain quality and grain savings, monitors ground speed, rotor speed, pre-sieve, top-sieve, fan speed, lower-sieve, and cage vane angle position. It has a patented sieve pressure sensor to measure pressure differential between the upper and lower sieve for a better readout on sieve operation for operators.

2.     The xarvio Digital Farming Solutions Scouting Application 

Also revealed at the 2018 Farm Progress Show, has image recognition technology that can identify 11 known diseases and 11 weed species in the U.S. Through the use of the free app, farmers can take in-field photos and cross-reference the images in a database to identify the disease or weed. Within the next three years, xarvio Digital Farming Solutions plans to use the same image recognition technology to launch a “smart sprayer” that will include cameras that recognize different weed varieties and select from multiple herbicides, to best suit conditions and reduce the instances of over-spraying and weed resistance.

3.     The Yield Center’s 360Sprint System

The 360Sprint System was designed for on-the-go liquid fertilizer refills and can load 300 gallons in less than four minutes, saving operators a great deal of time and enabling them to cover as much as 30 percent more acres in a single day.

4.     The VISUM™ Fertilizer Sensor System

Brazilian manufacturer J.Assy Agricultural is helping farmers with fertilizer distribution in 2019. Its new sensor system uses exclusive wireless flow blockage monitoring technology to help growers enhance their productivity and profitability. Designed for dry fertilizer, this system uses vibration sensors – which are resistant to the effects of crusting, unlike conventional optical sensors – to detect product flow failures during strip-till fertilizer or deep placement banding application.

5.     Trimble Ag Software

Finally, agricultural software is expanding in 2019, with the recent unveiling of Trimble Ag Software’s Farmer Fit option that bundles with its Farmer Pro software, to provide farmers the ability to track their cost per unit of production for each of their fields, generating profit maps to discern which precision farming practices are most profitable.

New agricultural technology is transforming the way farmers operate their land and manage their crop cycle and crop yields, as well as improving the quantity and quality of production – while using the same amount of land and remaining environmentally conscious.

Read More: What to Consider When Purchasing Farm Equipment and Machinery

Financing New Equipment with AgAmerica

When it’s time to invest in new equipment for your farm or ranch, it’s important to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to justify the expense. At AgAmerica, we provide operators a financial solution for equipment purchases, including our unique 10-year line of credit.

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