SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — The working equipment field demonstrations and hands-on test driving opportunities at the August 6-8, 2019 Empire Farm Days have expanded to include the latest technology and convenience for today’s modern farmers. The agricultural trade show and rural llving event takes place at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.
Aerial crop spraying demonstrations will showcase a system that uses one remote controller to fly up to five drones to simultaneously spray crops. The demonstrations presented by CNY Drone Works will use water to demonstrate the spraying function that relies on D-RTK navigation and positioning technology for centimeter-level precision.
In addition to the popular hay handling equipment demonstrations by major brands daily, dry spreaders have been added to the manure handling demos along with injection systems. The daily schedule is 10:30 am for hay mowing; 11:30 am for hay merging and chopping; 12:30 pm for hay raking, baling, and handling; 1:30 pm for tillage and GPS; and 2:30 pm for manure application by spreader and injection.
Precision weed control will demonstrated daily at the 2019 Empire Farm Days by Treffler Maschinenbau. The family-owned manufacturing company that dates back to 17th century Germany will have its Treffler Precision Tined Harrow and its Tiny Treffler that measures only 80 centimeters wide at the event.
The irrigation demonstration at the show is adding a smaller system to accommodate smaller market growers and truck farmers; for use by horse arenas, landscapers, sports field managers; and for wastewater redistribution. Cuff Farm Services and CFS Irrigation will be answering questions about the smaller system and providing rides to see a larger hose reel system working in the field at Rodman Lott and Son Farms.
After a popular debut at the show last year, Bugnot NA is returning with its working demonstration of a rock and stone grinder and forestry mulcher that can pulverize stone, wood and stumps up to a 16-inch depth.
RAM Trucks, the Official Truck of Empire Farm Days, will be providing Ride and Drive opportunities. Compact tractors are a new test drive at the show, along with the chance to try large applicator units, JCB Liftech equipment and CATs hands-on.
Caterpillar’s In the Trenches Tour will make its debut at Empire Farm Days. This new roadshow provides visitors with a 4-D theater experience and invites you to hop into the cabs of two new Next Generation Mini Excavators.
Empire Farm Days show hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Thursday. Admission is free; parking is $10 per vehicle. For daily schedules and more information on the entire 300-acre event, see www.empirefarmdays.com, Facebook, and Instagram, or call 1-877-697-7837.
–Empire Farm Days
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