We’re back from the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Let’s check out some sights and sounds from the floor.

First up, we stopped by the Trimble booth, where senior product director Cory Buchs introduced us to the new Bilberry smart spraying system. It’s a camera-based retrofit kit that can save farmers up to 90% on herbicide applications. It’s being tested in 10 countries, and is expected to be available later this year.

The 360 Yield Center booth was full of energy. Company founder Gregg Sauder was on his A-game, teaching attendees all about 360 Rain, the autonomous irrigation system, and how it’s boosting yields significantly in test fields. 

Plenty of new technology on display in the AGCO booth, including the new Fendt 30-foot Momentum planter, equipped with SmartFrame technology, a Vertical Contouring Toolbar and Load Logic. 

Also, a couple new aftermarket kits on display, including the Fendt IDEAL Air Blaster. It provides in-cab, one-button removal of debris from the feederhouse.

And then there’s the SimplEbale kit that retrofits onto Massey Ferguson 1800 Series Small Square Balers. The interface provides guidance such as a flake-by-flake indicator that gives immediate feedback so operators can adjust ground speed on the fly.

Finally, the biggest attention-grabbers, the new combines from Case IH and New Holland. Tighter security than the Pentagon around the Case IH AF11 combine. It was roped off, so we couldn’t get too close. 

New Holland was less secretive with its CR11, making its North American debut. It’s equipped with the IntelliSpread radar system that automates the spreading control to ensure full and even residue coverage behind the combine. 

More sights and sounds from the show on PrecisionFarmingDealer.com, including in-depth product videos, and a 20-minute under-the-hood look at that New Holland combine.