Speed Kings: DOJ Suit Puts the Brakes on High Speed Planting Merger
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Speed Kings: DOJ Suit Puts the Brakes on High Speed Planting Merger

At the center of the DOJ’s complaint are two high-speed planting technologies: Precision Planting’s “SpeedTube” and John Deere’s “ExactEmerge.” Both technologies move seed from planter hoppers into the furrow in a fast, controlled manner.

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    The IOS mobile software is now connected with the Deere's Operations Center and allows users to classify, manage, merge and export attributed image VRA zone-maps directly to the Operations Center.
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    While momentum for unmanned aerial vehicle adoption in agriculture has somewhat slowed during the downturn in the market, there is still buzz and optimism surrounding the technology as a valuable tool.
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  • AGCO is Founding Member of DKE Data-Hub Initiative

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    Speed Kings: DOJ Suit Puts the Brakes on High Speed Planting Merger

    At the center of the DOJ’s complaint are two high-speed planting technologies: Precision Planting’s “SpeedTube” and John Deere’s “ExactEmerge.” Both technologies move seed from planter hoppers into the furrow in a fast, controlled manner.
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