SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Raven Industries and Seed Hawk Inc. announce their collaboration agreement for developing innovative solutions intended to enhance air-seeder technology.

Beginning this fall, a new set of Raven precision application and planter section controls will be offered on the Seed Hawk line of seeders to control multiple functions from a single field computer, the Raven Viper Pro.

The first of these solutions combines fertilizer and seed section control from Raven with patent-pending seeder technology from Seed Hawk. Known as Sectional Control Technology(TM), this system will virtually eliminate costly seed and fertilizer overlaps automatically for the customer.

"By working together, our two companies can provide seeding solutions faster and more effectively," says Pat Beaujot, President of Seed Hawk. "We can take advantage of expertise and existing products from both companies and offer better products that deliver significant value to our customers."

Matt Burkhart, General Manager of Applied Technology Division at Raven Industries, adds, "This new collaboration further demonstrates Raven's commitment to expand its product line into seeding and planting applications."

This system will be offered through Seed Hawk dealers starting this fall, and both companies plan to offer more solutions in the future. "With a good working agreement in place, our companies can share ideas freely, which will lead to faster solutions," Beaujot explains.

Since 1978, Raven has helped define the concept of precision agriculture -- and continues to create ground-breaking ideas and products that improve the position of growers around the world.

Seed Hawk was established in 1992 to develop a drill that seeds, bands fertilizer and packs in a one pass, with minimum tillage operation. Employing 75 full-time staff, Seed Hawk operates out of a 55,000 square foot manufacturing and office facility two miles north of Langbank, Saskatchewan. Seed Hawk's mission is to provide the most grower-profitable precision-seeding solutions for the global market.

SOURCE: Raven Industries via Marketwire.