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Robot Herd

Robotic tractors, autonomous vehicles and a concept known as the “[Industrial] Internet of Things” have been gaining a lot of attention lately, both in the ag media and at farm shows. Those innovations are, however, nothing new at AGCO. Fendt is working with Ulm University of Applied Sciences in Germany, on an autonomous concept known as MARS—Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms.

Stover Makeover

Last fall, as soon as combines left the corn fields surrounding York, Nebraska, a veritable army of tractors pulling flail shredders and large square balers moved in for a highly coordinated second harvest. The race was on to get excess crop residue—corn stover—shredded, put in windrows, baled and stacked for transport...