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Step aside humans, robotic machines farm a complete crop in UK trial

Grain Central, 12 September 2017

A world-first project to plant, manage and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles and drones has achieved its goal in the United Kingdom.

Deere acquires Blue River Technology

Grain Central, 11 September 2017

John Deere has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue River Technology, which is based in Sunnyvale, California and is a leader in applying machine learning to agriculture.

New Holland unveils concept tractor powered by methane

Grain Central, 01 September 2017

New Holland Agriculture has released the latest development in its vision for the sustainable future of farming: a methane powered concept tractor.

AgQuip sees launch of world’s first articulated tractor with CVT

Neil Lyon, 28 August 2017

Case IH has introduced Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) into its high-horsepower, Steiger tractors, making the Steiger the world’s first articulated tractor with CVT.

Set and forget – autonomous tractor and sprayer combo wows AgQuip

Neil Lyon, 25 August 2017

Croplands’ driverless, autonomous tractor and integrated sprayer unit captured the attention of visitors to this week’s AgQuip Field Days near Gunnedah, NSW, as it independently went about “doing its own thing” in a demonstration paddock.

Cabless tractor points to autonomous farming future

Neil Lyon, 24 August 2017

Case IH’s autonomous concept vehicle (ACV) took centre stage at the company’s stand at this year’s Commonwealth Bank AgQuip Field Days in Gunnedah, NSW, drawing a stream of onlookers keen for a first-time look at the machine of the future.

Case IH’s driverless tractor to make Australian debut at AgQuip

Grain Central, 10 August 2017

Case IH’s Autonomous Concept Vehicle (ACV) is coming to Australia for the first time with the AgQuip field days in northern NSW preparing to host the machine when it opens its gates at Gunnedah from August 22 to 24.

Clearing the roadblocks to autonomous tractors

Neil Lyon, 26 July 2017

The key ‘enabling elements’ for making and operating autonomous tractors have already been developed by the major tractor manufacturers, but roadblocks remain to the widespread commercial release of fully autonomous farming machines.

Another step on the road to standardised national heavy vehicle rules

Neil Lyon, 18 July 2017

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is set to release its draft policy on proposed new national laws governing the movement of heavy vehicles, including farm machinery, on public roads.

Deere purchases Italian sprayer manufacturer

Grain Central, 18 July 2017

Machinery manufacturer, John Deere, has announced that it has purchased Mazzotti, a privately-held sprayer manufacturer based in Ravenna, Italy.