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March 5, 2016 02:08 AM
 
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Scale Indicator Adds Features

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Digi-Star’s new GT 560 scale indicator tracks harvest data with a smartphone or tablet and automatically records grain moisture content  and field locations at loading and unloading points. Location is provided by a standard GPS device, and grain moisture is recorded by a temperature-compensated sensor that takes measurements while the cart is being emptied.

The new scale indicator keeps the features of the GT 460, including automatic recording of unloaded weight data, operator warnings to aid in preventing overloaded trucks, and Harvest Tracker PC and online software to manage data. 

“There are numerous new features in this system such as increased microprocessor power, an hour meter and a maintenance message reminder,” says Chris Horton, Digi-Star product planning manager.

For more information, visit www.digi-star.com.


New Website Helps Evaluate Farm Risk

Farm Risk Resources helps growers identify, weigh and manage risk. Created by Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and the Indiana Soybean Alliance, the website includes 15 questions to help a producer identify risks, and then offers resources based on given risk factors.

The site contains material on a variety of risk factors such as new market expansion, labor, input suppliers, production issues, land values and crop outlooks. 

For more information, see www.farmriskresources.com.


Sentera and agX Boost Crop Health

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agX customers can now use a variety of Sentera sensors and drones through AgVault Software. AgVault lets producers instantly view crop health images and build QuickTile maps without an Internet connection. Sentera sensors capture precise high-resolution RGB, near-infrared (NIR) and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data. The Sentera single sensor adds NDVI capability to a Phantom 3 Advanced or Professional drone.

For details, see www.sentera.com or www.agxplatform.com.


Dashboard Shows Field Performance

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Conservis Dashboard provides a glimpse of how farmland is performing through widgets in an easy-to-use interface. Dashboard offers performance metrics on the key aspects of farming and includes integration with Iteris ClearAg weather, soil and water data.

“Conservis Dashboard enables growers to make important business decisions in a centralized, aggregated view,” says Pat Christie, CEO of Conservis. 

For more information, see www.conserviscorp.com.


Environmental Boots Protect from Elements

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Need protection from water, dirt, chemicals and sun? As the latest offering from Anderson Power Product, Environmental Boots protect dual pole SB 50, SB 120 and SB 175 connectors. Soft-sided Boots shield SB connectors in the mated and unmated condition. 

The Boots can be customized to accommodate a range of wire sizes from 6 AWG to 1/0 AWG, depending on the SB connector.

For more information, visit www.andersonpower.com.

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