Results are in for the annual new product competition connected with the 2011 World Ag Expo held at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California. Winners will be showcased February 8 to 10 during the event.
A panel comprising farmers, ranchers and industry professionals from across the nation select the Top 10 and 10 Honorable Mention products from more than 90 entries. An estimated 100,000 attendees attend World Ag Expo. The agricultural show boasts 1,600 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.
2011 Top-10 New Products:
Ag Flag, Flag-R-Mon Flag Products/Ag Flag, Atwater, CA
A new water-activated flag saves money, water and effort by eliminating the guesswork in determining when flood irrigation water has advanced to a pre-determined point in a block, check, ditch furrow, row or open field.
Trimble Connected Farm, Trimble Agriculture, Westminster, CO
Connected Farm, a new system of software and communication services from Trimble takes farm management efficiency to the next level by combining precision farming information collected in the field with data management software and cell phone technology.
T-HEXX Dragonhyde HBC, Hydromer, Inc., Branchburg, NJ
An innovative hoof care product for use in hoof baths offers a nonhazardous, biodegradable alternative to traditional copper sulfate or formaldehyde products. When mixed with water, T-HEXX Dragonhyde Hoof Bath Concentrate creates a long-lasting, highly visible environmental barrier that helps to promote normal hoof health for dairy cows.
Push Away Grapple, Fritsch Equipment Corp., De Pere, WI
Designed for feeding bagged silage, the Push Away grapple saves time and minimizes ground disturbance when removing feed from the bag. The patent-pending tool has the power to penetrate tightly packed haylage and grasses to completely fill the bucket of a skid-steer or other type of front-end loader in less than 10 seconds.
Yuma Rugged Tablet Computer, Trimble, Corvallis, OR
Built to meet tough military standards for withstanding drops, vibration, immersion and temperature extremes, the new Trimble Yuma rugged tablet computer weighs less than three pounds and is designed to work where farmers and ranchers work.
In addition to the Top-10 New Products, ten Honorable Mention Products have been selected. Information on all 20 of the products can be found at worldagexpo.com where you can vote on your favorites and register to attend the event.