SHOREVIEW, Minn. (March 6, 2013) – As crop production strategies become more technical, the need for agronomic innovation increases. WinField, the Land O’Lakes company known for matching top-performing seed and crop protection products with local agronomic expertise, is being recognized for its contributions to spray technology and precision agriculture.
The WinField™ Spray Analysis System recently received the CropLife America (CLA) Information Technology Innovation Award, and its R7 Tool® was recognized as the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Technology Contest Winner.
“The Spray Analysis System and R7® Tool represent our commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions that help farmers achieve greater results,” says Mitch Eviston, vice president of marketing, WinField. “We’re honored to be recognized by leaders in our industry for these endeavors.”
The CLA and ARA awards were presented to the WinField and Land O’Lakes leadership teams on February 5 at the corporate headquarters.
“CLA is pleased to present WinField with this year’s IT Innovation Award. This system represents a dedication to precision agriculture that coincides with a greater national trend to develop increasingly effective and environmentally sound solutions for U.S. farmers,” said Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CLA. “It is crucial that we continue to invest in research and development that will bring these technologies to the agricultural industry.”
“This is the first year ARA and AgGateway have partnered to present a Technology Award, and we are very pleased to present this first award to WinField for their R7® Tool,” said Daren Coppock, president and CEO of ARA. “It’s extremely beneficial for ag retailers to have new technology available to them that helps ensure they are informing their customers about the right amount of seed, nutrients and crop protection products to place in their fields at the right time. Innovations like the R7® Tool enable our industry to produce crops in a more environmentally sound and efficient manner.”
As part of the CLA and ARA awards, AgGateway provided two $1,000 charitable donations. WinField chose to award those to Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice and Hunger Free Minnesota for the valuable services they provide to the community.
To learn more about agronomic tools from WinField, including its Spray Analysis System and the R7® Tool, visit winfield.com. For a video demonstration of the Spray Analysis System, please visit the WinField YouTube page.
About WinFieldWinField, a Land O’Lakes company, offers top-performing seed and crop protection products. With unmatched agricultural expertise and performance as core company values, WinField brands match leading seed and crop protection products to help growers, dealers and other industry partners achieve high levels of success.WinField brands include CROPLAN® seed, crop protection products, plant nutrients and other proprietary products. Backed with unrivaled technical services and knowledge, WinField™ products deliver outstanding solutions and value for the agricultural industry.
WinField is a trademark and R7 is a registered trademark of Winfield Solutions, LLC.© 2013 Winfield Solutions, LLC.