John Deere to acquire digital field data company

Deere & Co. will acquire Precision Planning LLC, giving the company access to a digital platform that provides real-time, in-cab field data to certain farm equipment. Precision Planning is currently owned by Monsanto subsidiary The Climate Corp., whose Climate FieldView technology can provide farmers with near real-time weather data, nitrogen levels and diagnostic imaging. Read More »

John Deere Power Systems to unveil PowerTech PSL 13.5-liter drive engine

John Deere Power Systems plans to expand its generator drive power offerings when it rolls out the PowerTech PSL 13.5-liter prime power generator drive engine. Darrin Treptow, manager of worldwide marketing for John Deere Power Systems, said the new engine will become the most powerful in a lineup that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency final Tier 4 emissions regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Read More »

John Deere, King Agro form carbon-fiber partnership

Deere & Co. and carbon-fiber technology products manufacturer King Agro have entered into a partnership, John Deere said recently. Through this new association, King Agro will develop and distribute carbon-fiber booms that will be used exclusively for John Deere application equipment. "We believe our collaboration with King Agro demonstrates Deere's commitment to this innovative technology," Aaron Wetzel, John Deere's Crop Care Platform vice president, said. Read More »