Hagie Mfg. and AirScout announced a new joint endeavor to deliver value to customers by uniting state-of-the-art field prescription services with capability for timely applications management.

Disease pressure can create crop demise and result in significant financial impact. Through marrying advanced aerial technology with capability to perform full season applications as needed, growers and agricultural retailers are able to optimize soil and crop health for maximum yield potential. The perfect complement to traditional field-based scouting services, AirScout’s Application Program utilizes advanced thermal technology and ADVI imagery to build precise field prescription maps to be transmitted to a specially designed 2016 Hagie AirScout Edition STS unit. The fully customized applicator will utilize technologies including Raven’s Slingshot wireless tool, 360 Yield Center’s “Undercover“ and “Y-Drop” devices. The unit also features a modified tank that is divided into four sections and a plumbing manifold that allows various loading options. The machine’s dual pumps and manifolds allow for two entirely different application processes to occur at the same time. The Hagie AirScout Edition unit will be made available this Summer to providers utilizing AirScout prescription services in Nebraska, Iowa & Illinois. For the tour schedule and to learn more, visit www.hagieairscout.com.

Hagie Mfg., located in Clarion, Iowa, optimizes customers’ growth by providing the most innovative crop protection solutions in the agriculture industry. Since Ray Hagie’s invention of the world’s first self-propelled sprayer in 1947, today Hagie Mfg. continues to build upon a rich heritage as an industry leader in the business of solving problems. Innovative solutions and versatile attachments enhance capability for performing timely and precise full season crop protection, Nitrogen and cover crop seeding applications for optimal soil health and maximum yield productivity. A company driven to doing meaningful work, Hagie Mfg.’s application solutions are purposeful tools to drive economic benefits, while also performing responsible stewardship and best agricultural practices. A foundation with family owned values built around employees, customers and innovation delivers a superior customer experience, while inspiring sustained growth and success. For more information, visit www.hagie.com.

AirScout augments ground-scouting services by providing ongoing aerial photography approximately every two weeks throughout the growing season. AirScout provides both visual and thermal images, which are normally delivered to the farmer within 24 hours of acquisition. Their process uses state-of-the-art thermal technology that is far more precise and sophisticated than earlier infrared or NDVI methodologies. This photography can reveal temperature changes, which in plants, as in humans, can be indicative of illness and disease. When used in conjunction with ground scouting, this service can help spot, analyze and target treatments more effectively, without waste, and before plant health and productivity are compromised. For more information, please visit www.AirScout.com.