At the recent launch of the New Holland T7 HD Series in Europe, the company spoke of their commitment to ‘Agriculture 4.0’

At the recent launch of the New Holland T7 HD Series in Europe, the company spoke of their commitment to ‘Agriculture 4.0’ – a term that is been creeping into the world of agricultural technology for the last couple of years.

WindControl is a fully automatic system that effectively neutralises the effect of wind upon fertiliser spreading operations.

Amazone's recently released WindControl System automatically monitors and adjusts the spreading pattern to compensate for the effect of the wind on the company’s top-of-theline ZA-TS mounted and ZG-TS trailed twin disc centrifugal spreaders.

Farm machinery manufacturer Claas's first patents have turned 100.

While Claas has registered more than 3,000 patents during its 108-year history, the company is currently celebrating the 100th anniversary of filing its first patent.

John Deere has recently bought Silicon Valley start-up company Bear Flag Robotics, which specialises in autonomous driving technologies, for US$250 million.

Global giant Deere and Co has acquired Silicon Valley start-up company Bear Flag Robotics, which specialises in autonomous driving technologies for existing plant and machinery.

JD's GridCon 2 features a cable reeler extended to 3,000 metres offering a maximum delivery of 8kV/1,000kW.

While there is still a major reliance on diesel engines, global tractor manufacturer John Deere is paying close attention to the electric route.

Raven is well known for providing field computers, steering, guidance and height control products.

Case New Holland Industrial (CNHI) – parent company of the New Holland, Case IH and Steyr brands – has announced it is to buy out Raven Industries in the US.

The Lemken Solitair 9+ Duo seed drill offers the option of simultaneously spreading seeds. fertiliser and catch crops.

Just a year after the market launch of the Solitair 9+ pneumatic seed drill, manufacturer Lemken has introduced its new ‘Duo’ version with divided seed hopper.

Murdoch Agricultural Contracting’s Valtra T174 is the pride of its fleet.

Reporoa based Murdoch Agricultural Contracting, owned and operated by couple Harry Murdoch and Samantha Parker, started by targeting a niche.

German harvesting specialist and tractor manufacturer Claas has acquired a minority shareholding in Dutch start-up company AgXeed, the developer of the autonomous AgBot vehicle.

German farm machinery manufacturer Horsch says it is at an advanced stage with developing its aptly named Robo autonomous planter and will release more details soon.

The rapidly expanding 'virtual farming' arena looks like it's taking a step nearer reality with Hamilton-based Gallagher Group taking ownership of Australian virtual fencing developer Agersens.

After giving the go-ahead for a major investment at its Le Mans plant back in 2017, Claas recently showcased its €40 million spend.

Drones have become increasingly popular in agriculture and horticulture over the last decade, whether taking aerial photographs of a property, checking water lines or in some cases even mustering stock. Machinery editor Mark Daniel takes a closer look at the developments in this area...

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