COMPUTERS/PRECISION FARMING

Tree-Targeting Technology

SmartSpray uses ultrasonic sensors linked to an on-board computer and cab-mounted controller to seek and target trees that need spraying. All automatically. The result is hundreds of gallons of chemicals saved. Available in a three zone per side configuration for conventional sprayers and a five zone per side configuration for sprayers outfitted with a spray tower/oscillator. SmartSpray Systems, La Grange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308; Fax: (706) 884-3268 E-Mail: sales@durand-wayland.com and sales@johnbeansprayers.

FOOD SAFETY

HACCP Equipment

Marathon Products Inc. is a high-growth supplier and manufacturer of stationary and in-transit monitors used for documenting environmental conditions of sensitive products. We manufacture in-transit recorders, both strip chart and electronic, a complete line of probe thermometers and infareds, pH meters, thermo-hygrometer, ethylene filters and container seals. Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America. Marathon Products Inc., Oakland, Calif. Phone: (510) 834-9240; Fax: (510) 763-0387; E-mail: mlefelstein@marathonproducts.com.

IRRIGATION

Automatic Controls

The Cyclik control system is battery operated for economical automation of an irrigation system, without AC power and without control wires. Rain Bird Corporation, Glendora, Calif. Phone: (800) 435-5624; Web site: www.rainbird.com.

Soil-Moisture Sensors

The Irrometer Company has manufactured soil-moisture measurement and control equipment to optimize irrigation since 1951. Irrometer tensiometers and Watermark soil-moisture sensors are in use worldwide in production agriculture, landscape water management, research and environmental applications. Irrometer Co. Inc., Riverside, Calif. Phone: (951) 689-1701; Fax: (951) 689-3706; E-mail: sales@irrometer.com; Web site: www.irrometer.com.

Irrigation Systems, Drip

Toro Ag Irrigation has been a leading supplier of quality micro-irrigation for more than 30 years. Products include: Aqua-Traxx drip tape, Aqua-Traxx PC, a truly pressure compensating drip tape, Drip In Dripline, Blue-Stripe tubing, and a complete line of emission devices. Toro Ag Irrigation, El Cajon, Calif. Phone: (619) 596-4291; E-mail: michele.baird@toro.com.

Irrigation Systems, Microsprinklers

The LF1200 Series Sprinkler has been designed to deliver precise, uniform and unrivaled water distribution. This low-flow sprinkler offers full-circle operation with a variety of color-coded nozzles and deflector inserts that easily snap into place with a push of a finger. Rain Bird Corporation, Glendora, Calif. Phone: (800) 435-5624; Web site: www.rainbird.com.

Micro-Quick sprays are the only micro sprays available with reversible dual pattern deflectors and a selection of deflector pattern combinations available to meet your specific application requirements. A Micro-Quick system leads to efficient use of water, chemicals, energy, and labor. Rain Bird Corporation, Glendora, Calif. Phone: (800) 435-5624; Web site: www.rainbird.com.

Rain Bird's Cast Iron Valves, designed specifically for agricultural applications, combine high quality, affordability, ease of installation and durable construction. These features, together with the support of the industry's most capable dealer network, will assure years of reliable, trouble-free operation. Rain Bird Corporation, Glendora, Calif. Phone: (800) 435-5624; Web site: www.rainbird.com.

For seven decades, growers have relied on the quality and durability of Rain Bird's impact sprinklers. Our brass impact sprinklers provide the best value of any comparable sprinkler on the market. Rain Bird Corporation, Glendora, Calif. Phone: (800) 435-5624; Web site: www.rainbird.com.

Other

Gator Pipe is a supplier of all irrigation and nursery products. Pipe, fitting, valve, filters, pumps and tanks are part of all we sell. We service the drip and micro system markets supplying the quality products that our customers demand. We ship throughout the U.S., Central and South America. Visit www.gatorpipe.com. Gator Pipe & Supply Inc., Ruskin, Fla. Phone: (813) 645-8466; Fax: (813) 645-2436; E-mail: info@gatorpipe.com.

PACKINGHOUSE EQUIPMENT

Cooling Equipment

Barr Inc. is the supplier of quality reconditioned refrigeration equipment and used cold-storage units to customers in the U.S. and internationally. Our facility in Oshkosh, Wis., houses the world's largest inventory of used cold-storage units and mechanical refrigeration equipment. Barr Inc. has been in business for more than 25 years, providing customers with affordable, quality refrigeration solutions. Our knowledgeable sales staff is available to help you with all your cold-storage needs. Barr Inc., Oshkosh, Wis. Phone: (920) 231-1711; Fax: (920) 231-1701; E-mail: info@barrinc.com.

Graders, Sorters and Sizers

The UltraSort has the versatility to handle a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. It combines high speeds and gentle handling, color sorting, optical sizing, blemish grading and weight sizing. The Ultra Sort’s Vista Scan optical system uses German-made, progressive scan digital cameras with FIREWIRE technology which is extremely fast, consistent and dependable. The Vista Scan color sorter is probably the best color sorter in the world. Durand-Wayland Inc., LaGrange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308; Fax: (706) 884-3268; E-Mail: sales@durand-wayland.com.

Tew manufactures a full line of cleaning, grading and sizing equipment and parts for fruit, vegetable, potato and citrus packinghouses. Tew also sells quality latex and poly-sponge drying donuts. Tuff Foam protective padding, scrubber rubber, brushes and bearings. Tew Manufacturing Corp., Penfield, N.Y. Phone: (800) 380-5839; Fax: (585) 586-6083.

Tew manufactures high-quality latex and poly sponge drying donuts for all make machines at factory direct prices. Tew also sells Tuff Foam protective padding and sheeting for use anywhere you need bruise protection. The latex donuts and Tuff-Foam padding now come with anti-microbial agents in them to reduce the chance of cross contamination of diseases from one produce to the next. Tew Manufacturing Corp., Penfield, N.Y. Phone: (800) 380-5839; Fax: (585) 586-6083.

Labeling Machines

Our patented Natural Light Labeling System technology etches the skin of fruits and vegetables with permanent PLU codes and eliminates the need for high cost, high maintenance adhesive labels. It's also capable of country of origin labeling (COOL), and can be programmed to label in multiple languages. Durand-Wayland Inc., LaGrange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308; Fax: (706) 884-3268; E-Mail: sales@durand-wayland.com.

Temperature Recorders

Marathon Products Inc. is a high-growth supplier and manufacturer of stationary and in-transit monitors used for documenting environmental conditions of sensitive products. We manufacture in-transit recorders, both strip chart and electronic, a complete line of probe thermometers and infareds, pH meters, thermo-hygrometer, ethylene filters and container seals. Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America. Marathon Products Inc., Oakland, Calif. Phone: (510) 834-9240; Fax: (510) 763-0387; E-mail: mlefelstein@marathonproducts.com.

Washers

Food safety is a growing concern to all fruit and vegetable suppliers. We can design you a custom cleaning system for any size line and product. We use specific brushes for your specific product. Our washers feature rugged, modular construction, engineered drive systems, totally enclosed drive mechanisms to prevent exposure to water, detergents and waxes. Stainless steel construction is recommended. Durand-Wayland Inc., LaGrange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308; Fax: (706) 884-3268; E-Mail: sales@durand-wayland.com.

Waxers/Drying Tunnels

A good wax job starts with clean fruit. We can engineer a system for your application. We have a variety of wax applicators designed to deliver a uniform wax coating to the entire surface of your fruit, with no mess or waste. Our Insulated Drying tunnels are unmatched in efficiency, performance and design.  We recirculate the heated air; remove humid air for the best drying environment in the industry. Durand-Wayland Inc., LaGrange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308; Fax: (706) 884-3268; E-,ail: sales@durand-wayland.com.

Other

We manufacture a wide variety of integrated specialty bin-handling equipment including: conveyors, continuous flow and flotation water dumpers, roller elevators, bin return systems, carousel bin washers, dry dumping systems, automatic bin filling systems, automatic carton tipping and filling systems, robotic bin transfer and stacking systems, and our "Soft Touch" rotating crate dumper. Stainless Steel construction is available. Durand-Wayland Inc., LaGrange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308; Fax: (706) 884-3268; E-mail: sales@durand-wayland.com.

Blue Devil AgScience (LMI) specializes in fruit and vegetable drying sponges and anti-bruise padding. Custom fit latex, Blue Devils, Pollatex sponges are available in sizes 1-1/2" - 12" wide. Lendell Manufacturing Inc., Saint Charles, Mich. Phone: (989) 865-8200; Fax: (989) 865-8118; E-mail:  Jrosser@lendell.com.

Barr Inc. is the supplier of quality reconditioned refrigeration equipment and used cold-storage units to customers in the U.S. and internationally. Our facility in Oshkosh, Wis., houses the world's largest inventory of used cold-storage units and mechanical refrigeration equipment. Barr Inc. has been in business for more than 25 years, providing customers with affordable, quality refrigeration solutions. Our knowledgeable sales staff is available to help you with all your cold-storage needs. Barr Inc., Oshkosh, Wis. Phone: (920) 231-1711; Fax: (920) 231-1701; E-mail: info@barrinc.com.

Other

The John Deere 3020 Series telehandlers are loaded with versatility, power and high lift capacity.  Equipped with a high-performance hydraulic package and a dual temperature cooling system, the John Deere telehandlers feature faster cycle times, precision accuracy, higher breakout forces and greater oil flow to allow for longer working time periods.  They are designed ultimately for lifting, dumping, stacking or loading. John Deere. Web site: www.JohnDeereAg.com.

A John Deere Loader with Loader Suspension System (LSS) can increase travel speed, which allows you to move material faster, reduce cargo damage, and add life to the tractor front axle.  These loaders are built with added strength and durability to take full advantage of high-capacity hydraulics. John Deere. Web site: www.JohnDeereAg.com.

PLANTING/TILLING EQUIPMENT

Cultivators

Unverferth Manufacturing Company Inc. is a leading, family-owned manufacturer and marketer of tillage implements, grain, hay and liquid waster handling equipment as well as agricultural dual and specialty changeover wheels. Unverferth Manufacturing Company Inc., Kalida, Ohio. Phone: (419) 532-3121; Fax: (419) 532-2468; E-mail: info@unverferth.com.

Drills and Planters

Renaldo Sales & Service Inc. manufactures and distributes an advanced, precision-pneumatic, metered seed planter for today's grower. The GVB 520 delivers threes per second through plastic mulch covered beds or bare ground. Reliable, adjustable, and available in one-row to nine-row configurations. Visit our Web site at www.renaldo.org. Renaldo Sales & Service Inc., North Collins, N.Y. Phone: (800) 424-5564; Fax: (716) 337-2756 ; E-mail: jrena288@mac.com. 

Stanhay has manufactured precision planters and drills for over 50 years. They make both belt and vacuum planters in all price ranges and sizes for all types of raw and pelleted seed. More than 70 percent of all vegetables in the world are planted with Stanhay planters. In the U.S., Stanhay is sold through two distributors. Tew Manufacturing Corp., Penfield, N.Y. Phone: (800) 380-5839; Fax: (585) 586-6120. West Coast phone: (800) 824-2294; fax: (800) 248-6651.

Fertilizer/Chemical Applicators

Mechanical Transplanter Co. is now offering a high-clearance, dry-fertilizer applicator, Model FSD. The new side dresser is capable of putting fertilizer on both sides of a row or on just one side of a row. Fertilizer can be placed either on top of the soil or cut into the soil. Mechanical Transplanter Co., Holland, Mich. Phone: (800) 757-5268; Fax: (616) 396-3619; E-mail: mtc@egl.net.

Rotary Cutters

The John Deere Light and Mid-Duty Rotary Cutters have a continuous-seam welding design to last for years under the toughest cutting conditions. They are equipped with available optional blades to match your application: flat for brush, suction for grass, and dual for shredding.  John Deere designed gear cases, height adjustable puncture-proof rear wheel, and widths from 4 to 10 feet allow you to choose the right size for your cutting needs. John Deere. Web site: www.JohnDeereAg.com.

Tractors

New Holland manufactures a full range of tractors, including narrow and high-clearance models for the specialized needs of citrus, orchard, fruit and vegetable growers. For more information, contact your local New Holland dealer or New Holland's Customer Response Center toll-free at (888) 290-7377 or comments@newholland.com. New Holland, New Holland, Penn. Phone: (888) 290-7377; E-mail: comments@newholland.com; Web site: www.newholland.com/na.

The 5025N (Narrow) Tractor is outfitted with real power for narrow rows and tight spaces.  It can be ordered with a standard open station or deluxe cab, and feature adjustable seat and steering controls. It can be equipped with engage-on-the-go 4-wheel drive, allowing for easy control, and your choice of two PowrReverser transmissions with electrohydraulic reverser lever. John Deere. Web site: www.JohnDeereAg.com.

Powerful, easy-to-use, quick-to-service, each feature on the 5525 Hi-Crop tractor is designed to save time.  The creeper transmission allows for speeds as slow as 0.12 mph, along with straddle-mount operator's station and multi-adjustable seat to keep you comfortable throughout the day. John Deere. Web site: www.JohnDeereAg.com.

Transplanters

The Model 900 Transplanter can transplant either your small cells or pots through plastic mulch. The operator just places the plant in the moving pockets and the machine does the rest. This machine is more accurate and much faster than planting by hand. Mechanical Transplanter Co., Holland, Mich. Phone: (800) 757-5268; Fax: (616) 396-3619; E-mail: mtc@egl.net.

Renaldo Sales & Service, Inc. advances mechanical transplanting with the RTME1100 Semi Automatic Transplanter. Place 3,600 plants per hour, per one-row-unit through plastic mulch or bare ground. Includes hydraulic, or electric leveling system, rotary-carousel design, and available in one-row to six-row configurations. Visit our Web site at www.renaldo.org. Renaldo Sales & Service Inc., North Collins, N.Y. Phone: (800) 424-5564; Fax: (716) 337-2756 ; E-mail: jrena288@mac.com. 

SPRAYER

Air Blast

We design and manufacture a complete line of stainless steel pto sprayers, engine sprayers, twin-fan sprayers and three-point hitch sprayers for fruit, nuts, vegetables and specialty crops Options include spray towers and SmartSpray tree-targeting technology. Durand-Wayland Inc., LaGrange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308; Fax: (706) 884-3268; E-Mail: sales@durand-wayland.com.

John Bean engine and pto airblast sprayers for fruit, nut and specialty crops. Tractor-mounted hydraulic sprayers and air booms for row crops. Full line of John Bean pumps and sprayer accessories including spray towers and SmartSpray tree-targeting technology. Durand-Wayland Inc., LaGrange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308; Fax: (706) 884-3268; E-Mail: sales@johnbeansprayers.

Spray Booms

We have three-section folding stainless steel boom available in 15-, 16-, 21- and 28-foot lengths with a wide variety of nozzle configurations. Diaphragm non-drip check valve nozzles, self-aligning tips and self-returning break-aways are all standard. We also have pvc booms in 20-, 26-, 32- and 39-foot lengths for low-pressure jobs. Durand-Wayland Inc., LaGrange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308; Fax: (706) 884-3268; E-Mail: sales@johnbeansprayers.

Our dry-type booms are adjustable in height with zinc-plated tubular steel frames. Spray manifold is stainless steel with break-away arms. All booms come ready to use but not assembled to sprayer. All hardware, nozzles and mounting brackets are included. Nozzles are XR Tee-jet type with visiflo color coding. Durand-Wayland Inc., LaGrange, Ga. Phone: (800) 241-2308;  Fax: (706) 884-3268; E-Mail: sales@durand-wayland.com

Electrostatic

K-350 new medium sized row crop sprayer from ESS. This light compact electrostatic sprayer comes equipped with full hydraulics and up to 38 Maxcharge nozzles; equipped with a 150-gallon tank this low-volume sprayer will spray up to 10 acres per load. Electrostatic Spraying Systems Watkinsville, Ga. Phone (706) 769-0025; Fax (706) 769-8072; E-mail: peterg@kaibab.com.

High-Clearance Sprayer

Match wheel tracks to crop rows or bed width with the versatile Ag-Chem RoGator 1274C Sprayer post-emerge applicator. Bolted "C" channel frames flex with the field, keeping all four drive wheels on the ground. RoGator technology handles liquid, granular or both - applications of one product or several while its 290 hp engine and 1,200 gallon tank handle big jobs with ease. AGCO/Ag-Chem Equipment, Jackson, Minn. Phone: (507) 847-7151; E-mail: Arnie.Sinclair@agcocorp.com.

The all new Spra-Coupe 7450 and 7650 sprayers are bigger, more powerful and more comfortable than ever. With increased horsepower and fuel & spray tank capacities, you get more done in less time. And the new 4450 and 4650 models reinforce the Spra-Coupe tradition of efficiency and economy. More power, more torque and more efficient hydraulics make Spra-Coupe's tip-to-target  application even faster and more productive.  AGCO Application Equipment, Duluth, Ga. Phone:P (770) 232-8213; E-mail: david.webster@agcocorp.com.