Tag: Precision Planting

AGCO closes purchase of Precision Planting

AGCO has formally completed its purchase of Precision Planting from The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto. The deal was originally announced in July, after Climate Corp cancelled a deal to sell Precision Planting to John Deere. “We will expand the benefits of Precision Planting’s innovation by reaching more growers with a broader global distribution… Read more »

Monsanto Cancels Deal to Sell Precision Planting to Deere

Monsanto, the parent company of The Climate Corporation, has cancelled its deal to sell Climate’s Precision Planting equipment business to Deere & Company. The agreement, which was announced in November 2015, was delayed by a U.S. Department of Justice legal challenge. “We are deeply disappointed in this outcome as we remain confident the acquisition would… Read more »

Deere, Ag Leader Strike Deal on Precision Planting Equipment

Deere & Company has reached a deal to provide a precision agriculture competitor with products from the planting equipment company it’s in the process of buying. If Deere completes its acquisition of Precision Planting from Monsanto’s Climate Corporation, it will provide Ag Leader with licenses and technology to manufacture and sell Precision Planting’s SpeedTube, and… Read more »

Deere Buys Precision Planting Equipment Business from Monsanto’s Climate Corp

Deere & Company is making another investment in precision planting technology. On the heels of announcing the acquisition of European planter manufacturer Monosem, Deere has signed a deal with Monsanto-subsidiary The Climate Corporation to buy its Precision Planting LLC equipment business and offer near real-time wireless connectivity with Climate Corp’s proprietary Climate FieldView platform. “To… Read more »

Precision Planting’s vDrive Insecticide in Beta Production for Spring 2015

Many farmers will be familiar with vDrive, a technology that allows each planter to be controlled and monitored independently. The result, powered by a 12-volt motor, is variable rate planting, that accounts for real-time changes in speed (including around corners). On January 21 of this year, Precision Planting announced the same technology would be used for granular insecticide… Read more »

The Evolution of Precision Agriculture Focuses on the Planter

At one time when you heard someone talk about precision ag it was about minimizing overlap of the sprayer and driving the planter straight.  After a winter of farm shows and meetings I have come to the conclusion in certain regions that precision ag is evolving into being about real planting precision. In the corn and soybean… Read more »