Consistent boom height is important to combating weed resistance for three reasons: to reduce uneven spray dispersion if the boom is too low, to reduce spray droplet drift if the boom is too high and to reduce damage to the boom or crop if the boom is on uneven terrain. A recent study found that Raven AutoBoom® XRT holds the boom closer to the target height with less variability, ensuring consistency.

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, announced it has entered into a proof of concept (PoC) collaboration agreement with Robert Bosch GmbH, BASF Digital Farming and Raven Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN), with the objective of evaluating targeted spraying technology to make the application of crop protection products more effective and efficient by reducing crop input costs while driving farm and environmental sustainability.

With drivers in short supply, having a cart at the ready isn’t always easy. Raven Autonomy’s new Driverless Ag Technology, AutoCart, allows an operator to control a driverless tractor and grain cart directly from the cab of the harvester. This article originally appeared on CropLife.com in May 2021.