The Landini Rex 4-120GT RoboShift Dynamic won the best Specialised category at the 2023 Agritechnica Tractor of the Year 2024 Awards.

The judges at last year’s Agritechnica event picked the Italian-built Landini Rex 4-120GT Robo- Shift Dynamic as the Best of Specialised category at its Tractor of the Year 2024 Awards.

Photocatalysis breaks down nitrous oxide and turns it into an essential crop nutrient.

While the new government is sure to “tinker” with the previous administration’s emissions policy, a recent visit to New Zealand by a group of ten UK-based technology companies, highlighted where things might be heading.

The Smart Machine team from left Nick Gledhill, Walter Langlois and Andrew Kersley.

Marlborough-based start-up SmartMachine claims its new machine is one of the most significant operational step changes for viticulture since the advent of the tractor 130 years ago.

Alexandre Prot of Vergers de Sennevieres. SUPPLIED

New Zealand inventor and manufacturer Robotics Plus Limited’s fruit packing robot has hit a major milestone of one billion pieces of fruit packed.

The full integration of Dutch company Steketee BV into agricultural machinery specialist Lemken will be completed in the coming months.

Five years ago, agricultural machinery specialist Lemken acquired the Dutch company Steketee B.V and expanded its crop care product portfolio with implements for mechanical weed control and future-oriented camera-assisted machine guidance.

Don Sandbrook pictured with the WeedSpider machine, which was recently introduced into North America.

At the recent Agricultural Robotics Forum in California, Palmerston North-based agritech company SeedSpider has launched its AI-augmented robotic weeder WeedSpider into the North American market.

Vredo’ Stitch Compact is a seeder that incorporates two pendulum-suspended stitch rollers.

Last year, Vredo released its DZ5 platform – a range of newly developed, innovative machines offering a solution to (re)seed professional grass in the fine turf sector.

The Giltrap Ag/Duncan Kiwifruit Seeder units are said to be ideal for horticultural work.

The performance of the Duncan Vineyard Seeder, a narrow disc drill designed to sow cover crops between rows in vineyards, led to kiwifruit growers enquiring about a lower, wider version that would work in their applications.

Introduced by the Power Farming Group in 2021, the Humus mulcher range has a diverse range of products to suit the vineyard, orchard or green space maintenance markets.

While we have become familiar with ISOBUS enabled planters and sprayers, it’s not normally in the sights of power harrow manufacturers.

Alpego Inversa's rotary cultivator buries stones, clods and trash to deliver a fine seed bed on the surface for consistent planting depth and uniform germination.

Dutch Case IH and Steyr tractor dealer, Van der Werf Mecanisatie – based at Zwaagdijk, north of Amsterdam – has developed a remote-control unit that allows cabbage and cauliflower growers to harvest without a driver seated in the tractor cab.

The South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) gave the Landpower Vegetable Centre, a specialist division of the Claas Harvest Centres, the chance to show of it extensive product range – centred around the vegetable cultivation, planting and harvesting sector.

Italian manufacturer Maschio, whose products are imported and distributed in New Zealand by the Power Farming Group, has introduced the SC Pro-Bio rotary cultivator.

The Monarch-made MK-V tractor is now in production with the first of the 100% electrically powered tractors – which can be manned or autonomous – heading out to customers.

Pottinger has recently introduced mechanical crop care implements to its product range for sustainable, crop-specific and site-specific plant protection.

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