New Gold and Silver AE50 outstanding innovation awards were presented January 29 at the opening ceremonies of AG CONNECT Expo & Summit 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Gold and Silver awards are a new level of recognition for winners of the AE50 awards, presented annually by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) to acknowledge vital contributions to the industry. Starting this year, ASABE is partnering with AG CONNECT to honor the “best of the best” from among the products selected from the previous two years of AE50 award winners.
The special awards will be presented biennially in conjunction with AG CONNECT and will be highlighted in a special display at the event.
Judges for the Gold and Silver awards include seven agricultural equipment editors and two ASABE member engineers.
Winners of the 2013 Gold and Silver AE50 outstanding innovation awards are:
AGCO Corporation — WR Series Self Propelled Windrower
DuPont Crop Protection — DuPont PrecisionPac Herbicide Dispensing System
John Deere — Machine Sync
Spectrum Technologies Inc. — FieldScout® GreenIndex+
Case IH Agriculture — Robo-Sharpener
Great Plains Manufacturing Inc. — Centurion CDA600 Cultivator Drill
HYPRO-Pentair Water — Express End Cap
HYPRO-Pentair Water — Scorpio Spray Valve
John Deere — 7R Series Tractor
TeeJet Technologies — Sentry 6140 Tip Flow Monitor
To view photos and complete descriptions of Gold and Silver awards products, go to www.agconnect.com/about/ and click on Gold and Silver Awards.