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Canada's Farm Progress Show 2017 Innovation Award winners announced

Winners of the 2017 Farm Credit Canada Innovation Awards were announced at the opening ceremony of Canada's Farm Progress Show, presented by Viterra. Six winners took home the Sterling Standard Award, while two of the highest-ranked entries received the Gold Standard Award.
 
Show Manager Shirley Janeczko says the Innovation Showcase is one of the highlights of Canada's Farm Progress Show that brings the newest technology to qualified buyers.
 
"Canada's Farm Progress Show is the country's largest agricultural show, and one of the core elements is innovation that brings improvements and efficiency to agricultural production," says Janeczko. "We have qualified buyers who attend the show each year specifically to see what's new in the industry and to talk to manufacturers who are displaying their innovations."

2017 Gold Standard Award winners:

Gold Standard Award Winner

Innovation

Setter Manufacturing Division (Distributor)

Drylobag Grain Preservation & Drying System: Portable grain drying and storage system designed and manufactured with aerating air ports

 

TankFull, A Division of Duck Mountain Environmental

 

TankFull Monitoring System: Constantly monitors septic tank levels using ultrasonic technology, and transmits data to the monitoring centre to dispatch a truck

2017 Sterling Standard Award winners:

Sterling Standard Award Winner      

Innovation 

Agrimatics

Libra TMR: Total Mixed Ration tablet and smart-phone-based ration weighing and data management system that delivers a smart and simple way to track what is being loaded and unloaded in a feed mixer

 

GrainX Incorporated

GrainX Command: Autonomous Artificial Intelligent grain management platform that works with both IntraGrain Bin-Sense Live and GrainX Protects solar powered wireless grain monitoring systems to assist producers in controlling and modifying their in-bin grain quality

 

Gord's HorsePower Services

Auger Side Shift: Allows operators to align discharge spout into bin port to enable corrections without having to drive ahead and reposition the whole unit

 

Hypro-SHURFLO, Pentair

Duo React Systems: Two outlet nozzle body system with automatic switching between outlets; allows the applicator to drive an extended range of speeds while controlling droplet size using advanced air induction spray nozzles that reduce drift potential

 

Hypro-SHURFLO, Pentair

9310 ForceField Pumps: Wet seal technology protects the mechanical seal by using a barrier fluid to keep it cool and lubricated, even while the pump is running dry; maintains a positive pressure differential between the wet seal chamber barrier fluid and the pumping solution, which prevents chemical bonding of the seal faces

 

Hypro-SHURFLO, Pentair

3D Nozzle: Developed using over 10 years of application and wind tunnel research to optimize the droplet spectrum and spray incline to provide maximum coverage and is proven to provide a 10% increase in pre-emerge weed control


Judging of the FCC Innovation Award competition is managed by a panel of five individuals who bring vast knowledge of the agricultural industry, along with the practical and tangible understanding of how innovation can lead to productivity improvements.

Source: Evraz Place


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