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Precision Planting set to offer new sprayer technologies

Precision Planting set to offer new sprayer technologies

Soon to hit the market from Precision Planting come three new sprayer technologies.

By Andrew Joseph,; Image via Precision Planting

Precision Planting has three new spraying technologies it said are ready to make their commercial debut soon.

According to Andrew Feucht, the Product Marketing Specialist with the Tremont, Illinois-headquartered Precision Planting, its three new products are ReClaim (see image at top), Symphony, and Vision.

The company develops smart products to improve planting, liquid application, and harvesting for farms across the world using new products capable of being retrofitted onto current equipment, or via a new product using a Precision Planting solution.   

ReClaim is a boom recirculation system that ensures the operator is primed with the proper combination of products without a farmer having to test-spray it onto the ground to check the liquid’s consistency. It saves the operator both time and money with liquids saved. Feucht said that ReClaim is a retro-fit product that can be added to any sprayer and can be used with any traditional type of nozzle.

Symphony is PWM (pulse width modulation) controlled-nozzle system that maintains drop-put size and pressure, according to Feucht, as speeds and rates are changed. This will allow operators to provide a consistent pattern on the crop.

Vision is an advanced camera system—and although farthest away from a commercial sale, per Feucht, it’s coming, as the company sees it as part of its see-and-spray technology. By adding cameras to sprayers, it’s to provide a precision-ag boom for sprayer guidance, weed detection, crop health, and more.

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Investments in farmland are growing across the country as people, including the ultra-wealthy like Bill Gates, look for new ways to grow their money.

In 2020, Gates made headlines for becoming the largest private farmland owner in the U.S. He had accumulated more than 269,000 acres of farmland across 18 states in less than a decade. His farmland grows onions, carrots and even the potatoes that are used to make McDonald’s French fries.

“It’s an asset with increasing value,” American Farmland Trust CEO John Piotti said. “It has great intrinsic value and beyond that, it is a limited resource.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 30% of all farmland is owned by landlords who don’t farm themselves. Buyers often purchase land from farmers who have owned it for decades; many of whom may be asset rich but maybe cash poor.

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“You go buy a farm and you put that cash rental lease in place, you’re going to be looking at about 2.5% return on your capital,” Peoples Company President Steve Bruere said.


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