Spectrum Technologies, Inc. has been honored with the AE50 Gold Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The AE50 awards recognize leadership in technological innovation, with the Gold Award highlighting the best of the best among new products. A leading manufacturer of weather stations, data loggers, and handheld measurement devices, Spectrum was recently recognized as a Gold Award winner for the FieldScout GreenIndex+.
The GreenIndex+ provides a better, more affordable way to manage the nitrogen needs of crops. Taking advantage of the latest advancements in technology, the GreenIndex+ App conveniently captures and processes images from a smartphone and instantly computes the DGCI (Dark Green Color Index) of plant leaves. By offering a digital image analysis of the leaves, the GreenIndex+ provides growers with an accurate, low-cost method for managing in-season fertility and helps deliver improved yield, lower nitrogen costs, and increased profits. All data is logged and geo-referenced, and can be emailed to a personal computer for further analysis.
Gerry Remus, Spectrum's VP of sales and marketing, commented, "Traditional methods for gathering this type of data can come at a significant cost to farmers. Not only is the GreenIndex+ App a better, more affordable way to make decisions regarding nitrogen management, it can also save growers money on the back end by helping limit overfertilization."
The AE50 Gold Award recognizes the most outstanding technologies within the top 50 innovative new products produced throughout the world for the agricultural, food, and biological systems industries. Recipients of the award have developed technologies that are expected to save producers time, costs, and labor while improving user safety. Spectrum's president and CEO, Mike Thurow, along with Mike Dunning, director of technology, were on hand to receive the award at the ASABE conference.
"Spectrum is honored to receive the highly respected Gold Award and to be included in the same company as other pioneers in the industry like ACGO Corporation, DuPont Crop Protection, and John Deere. This is a tremendous acknowledgment for the creativity, hard work, and cutting-edge technology that goes into developing products that improve productivity and yield for growers around the world," Thurow stated.
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