New Products at World Ag Expo 2022 Showing Leading Technology
Each year, exhibitors can submit their products for a chance to be named one of the top 10 new product winners.
“The 10 we have this year are incredible and very cutting edge in robotic technology,” says Jennifer Fawkes, Marketing Manager.
A competitive process judged by a variety of people.
“They include equipment, manufacturers, vendors, agricultural source and of course university professors and we usually have a banker,” Fawkes said.
We headed to the 10 booths on Tuesday morning, which included eight products created in the Golden State, one from Indiana, and one from New Zealand.
Indiana’s is Insight Trac.
The IT Rover is a robot that roams the rows of the orchard to eliminate pest populations and collect data on crop performance.
For Anna Haldewang, Founder and CEO, this recognition for her first appearance at Ag Expo is huge.
“We are very happy to be here, we love all the positive feedback,” she said. “It’s the future of farming and we’re proud to be part of it.”
Mini Guss from Guss Automation of Kingsburg also landed in the top 10, which is the second time for the company.
COO Gary Thompson says they listened to the needs of some producers interested in the machine and delivered.
“We had so many growers saying it was great, however, I have a smaller orchard so that’s where the mini guss comes from,” he said.
Two of the winning products are smartphone apps.
Jennifer says it shows how busy many people have been staying amid the pandemic for the greater good of agriculture.
“Just to see what they come up with, what problems they solve, how they improve ag and everything is really impressive,” she said. “To see technology advancing in agriculture is amazing.”
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