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Leon Sowers, LCS Farms, Murdock, Kansas, is producing a wire splice tool that makes the repair of an electric fence quick and easy. The tool is small, lightweight, inexpensive and makes a strong splice that conducts electricity well and leaves no long wire ends, which can create hazards when rolling or unrolling fence wire. The back side of the splicer can be used to tie a spool of wire before it is removed from a roller. For more information, call 620-297-3343 or send an email request to

A-R Roofing and Exteriors, Pratt, Kansas, has launched a roofing product line, EverSteel, which is made from pressure formed aluminum-zinc alloy coated steel so it has the strength and durability of a steel roof but it is shaped to look like traditional shake shingles. EverSteel is built to withstand all types of weather including extreme cold, heat, wind and rain. The interlocking panels create a weather-tight barrier and the acrylic bonded stone chip finish resists fading from ultra-violet rays. The product has a 50-year transferable limited warranty. For more information, call 800-578-9230 or visit


Digital tool helps producers use right tractor

Case IH is simplifying the decision of choosing the right red tractor for many operations with the new digital Right Red Tractor tool.

Using the Right Red Tractor digital tool is simple for producers looking for a tractor up to 120 horsepower. After logging on to a website, producers are asked five questions they need to consider when purchasing a new tractor. The questions include how much they will be using the tractor, how much power they will need, whether or not they would like a cab, etc. As soon as the questions are answered, the producer gets a recommendation of which Case IH model will best meet their needs.

The Right Red Tractor tool was designed specifically as a digital tool, optimized for mobile use, because research shows producers are increasingly using mobile technologies.

For more information, see a dealer or visit

Hail verification report system available

Dynamic Weather Solutions Inc. (DWS), Plano, Texas, a group of weather data scientists who offer software solution to track, monitor and report severe weather events, have added a new service.

The OneSite Report offers detail into the size of hail, speed of the storm, direction of storm, length of storm and storm intensity.

OneSite Reports add an array of automated property data (latitude, longitude, elevation and value), as well as every detail of the storm at a specific location. And rather than a typical turnaround time, DWS delivers a complete, detailed OneSite Report in less than 30 minutes. Each report includes a summary page, details of the technology used to generate the report and a map centered on the location, with a 100-by-100 mile graphic complete with an overlay representing the storms intensity.

For more information, call 972-638-7225 or visit

Vegetation health monitoring service available

Sunnyvale, California-based Trimble has added an agronomic service to its Connected Farm solution. The PurePixel Precision Vegetation Health Solution provides specialized processing of multi-spectral images used for crop health analysis.

Field images processed with PurePixel technology provide farmers and their trusted advisors with a visual representation of the selected field’s crop health or maturity level based on a color-coded index. Since PurePixel filters non-crop artifacts such as soil, shadows and surface wetness, it can be used on fields with newly emerged vegetation or fields with full crop canopy.

PurePixel produces a vegetation vigor index map, which is a calibrated representation of vegetation health that can be used to track crop growth and measure the magnitude of difference between areas.

Because PurePixel maps use a calibrated index, users can compare multiple images of the same area and visually detect changes in crop health over time.

This feature is especially useful for monitoring expected progress in crop growth or improvements in crop health when treating underperforming areas within fields.

For more information, see a representative or visit


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