New ag innovations to debut at 2014 IPFS
DES MOINES – Midwest growers and ranchers needn’t travel far to see the latest innovations from world-class farm equipment manufacturers and agribusinesses.
Tons of new products and services, including farm equipment, high tech electronics and precision ag technologies, will be introduced over the course of three days at the 2014 Iowa Power Farming Show.
This year’s show – which takes place Jan. 28 to 30 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines – will feature more than 780 ag-related companies and nearly 1,840 total booths, making it the third largest indoor farm show in North America.
“The show is about quality exhibitors from every category showcasing the best and latest products and services they have to offer,” said Tom Junge, show director of the Iowa Power Farming Show. “Attendees coming to the show know they’re going to see the future of farming and agriculture.”
Intrigue surrounds several electronic devices that will appear at the show. One area drawing a lot of interest right now is robotic aircrafts that are designed to capture overhead images of crops and provide growers a cost effective method to identify areas of concern.
AgEagle and Labre Crop Consulting, of Manson, will exhibit its aerial imaging system that uses robotic aircraft to gather field photos and data for farmers and agricultural professionals.
Other new electronics include:
1). Ag Leader’s new Cloud-Based Platform AgFiniti, which connects a farm operation operation to data wirelessly.
2). GrahamCommand Pro, which allows farmers to control each row’s population based on each row’s location on the prescription map.
3). Micro Trak SafeGuard Liquid Blockage Monitor that will electronically detect liquid application blockages,
4). Unverferth UHarvest system is the first-ever solution for collecting and managing grain cart weight data using the tractor’s display or touch-screen tablet.
Junge said farmers who come to see their favorite brands won’t be disappointed. The list includes tractor manufacturers Case IH, Challenger, John Deere, Kubota, Mahindra, Massey Ferguson and New Holland.
“A show this big can’t only be about big iron, so we really focus on showcasing products from every corner of the farm equipment and services industry,” Junge said. “Whatever category of ag products you’re interested in learning more about, you can bet the best companies in that particular niche will be in Des Moines putting their best and latest products on display.”
For a complete list of new products, show information and directions, visit www.iowapowershow.com.
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