Agriculture in the future will see increasing use of scientifically precise farming techniques, where automated ‘agro-bots’ monitor, treat and work the land, using advanced technology designed to help maximize yields and minimize disease. With its experience in automation and agricultural mechanization, Yanmar is making steps into advanced field robotics research.
Yanmar Group has completed its acquisition of compact equipment manufacturer ASV Holdings Inc. (ASV), a manufacturer of compact tracked loaders and skid-steer loaders. The acquisition was approved at the beginning of September of this year by ASV stockholders.
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In this episode of On the Record, Pinion Principal Marc Johnson forecasts 4-6% growth in large ag equipment sales in 2023. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman takes a closer look at Verge Ag’s Equipment Explorer, which was launched at the 2023 Precision Farming Dealer Summit. Also in this episode, a preview of the 10th annual Precision Farming Dealer benchmark study and a look at ag retailer sprayer purchase plans for the year ahead.