Agtelligent, LLC, was awarded a U.S. patent recently for its mobile chemical mixing system, Mixmate. Inventors, Doug Applegate, Luke Applegate and Brent Applegate, recognized a need for more control and accuracy in chemical application and set out to build a way to bridge the gap between the spatial records and the accounting side of this segment in precision ag operations.
“We knew that there was nothing like this on the market and we are proud to hold the patent on a system that will help producers take their operations to the next level of precision, said Doug Applegate. “We are able to utilize the conveniences of modern-day technology to provide prescription-based chemical mixing capabilities. This information is then stored for use in tracking expenses and for calculating future needs. It is a value-added product for a producer to individualize and customize their applications.”
Mixmate uses an Android tablet and syncs with the Intersect cloud service to connect producers and advisors to the operation from anywhere. Jobs can be set up and managed for automated batch blending remotely. In addition, reports on the ingredients used, the mix location, time and environmental conditions of the application location are generated.
“Producers are looking for ways to manage input costs and to ensure that they are optimizing chemical application,” Applegate said. “And, they need to be able to analyze hard data in a convenient and user-friendly format. That is exactly why we became so dedicated to the creation of Mixmate.”
Agtelligent will be showcasing information about their patented system at The InfoAg Conference at Union Station in St. Louis, Mo., USA, July 29 through July 31. More information is also available at www.mixmate.com.