No-tillers deemed products the best among their categories, which were recognized at the 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
INDIANAPOLIS — A touchscreen monitor that allows no-tillers to seed precisely, maintain depth, avoid compaction and troubleshoot mechanical problems was awarded No-Till Product of the Year for 2015 at last week’s National No-Tillage Conference. Voted by No-Till Farmer readers, Precision Planting’s SeedSense 20/20 was No. 1 among 13 products readers earlier deemed to be the best in their respective categories.
The SeedSense 20/20 won the overall Product of the Year prize for the first time and was a sixth-time winner in the Precision Tools category.
Manufacturers whose products were voted the best in 13 individual categories were recognized last week in front of nearly 1,000 no-tillers attending a special luncheon awards ceremony at the 24th annual National No-Tillage Conference (www.NoTillConference.com) in Indianapolis. They were also recognized in the Winter 2016 issue of No-Till Farmer’s Conservation Tillage Guide.
The program recognized products in a variety of categories, but the following is a list of 2015 award winners in the equipment categories, along with honorable mentions:
- No-Till Planters/Drills: John Deere 1770NT Planter. Honorable Mention: Early Riser Planters, Case IH; 4900 Series Planter, Kinze Mfg.
- Planter/Drill Attachments: SharkTooth Row Cleaner, Yetter Mfg. Co. Honorable Mention: Keeton Seed Firmer, Precision Planting; 1360 Floating Row Cleaner, Martin Industries.
- Precision Tools: 20/20 SeedSense, Precision Planting. Honorable Mention: FieldView, Precision Planting; vDrive + Delta Force, Precision Planting.
- Residue Management: BT Chopper Stalk Rolls, Calmer Corn Heads. Honorable Mention: 5000 Stalk Devastator, Yetter Mfg. Co.
- Spraying Equipment: Turbo Nozzles, TeeJet Technologies. Honorable Mention: Apache 20 Series Sprayers, Equipment Technologies.
- Strip-Till Equipment: Ripper-Stripper Strip-Till Subsoiler, Unverferth. Honorable Mention: 2984 Strip Freshener, Yetter Mfg. Co.; Pluribus Strip-Till Unit, Dawn Equipment Co.
- Fertilizer Application Equipment: Starter Fertilizer Tubes, Totally Tubular. Honorable Mention: 2987 Magnum Fertilizer Coulter, Yetter Mfg. Co.; Dry Fertilizer Cart, Montag Mfg.
“The readers of No-Till Farmer are some of the most discerning, knowledgeable farmers in the industry, so these manufacturers should be proud that their products have been recognized for their strong performance,” says Darrell Bruggink, executive editor and publisher of No-Till Farmer.
To learn more about the No-Till Product of the Year program or the National No-Tillage Conference, visit www.No-TillFarmer.com/ProductoftheYear.