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Autonomous Field Equipment Comes to Eastern Canada

The future of agriculture has arrived at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

For the first time ever, farmers in Eastern Canada will get to see the latest in autonomous agricultural technology in action during the Evolution of Farming Demonstration, featuring Dot Technology Corp., presented by Corteva Agriscience. The event will feature the Dot A-U1 Power Platform from Dot Technology Corp., making it the first appearance at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show of fully autonomous field equipment. It is an exciting development for Doug Wagner, President of the show.

“We know that farmers attend events like Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to see the latest technology, and there is nothing more game-changing in the market right now than the Dot Power Platform,” Wagner says.

The U-shaped Dot A-U1 Power Platform represents evolution in agriculture, and farmers can see it in action along with Dot-ready field implements common to their operations. The mobile, diesel-powered machine provides 20 percent savings on fuel, labour and equipment capital costs, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates efficiencies that support farmers in competitively producing high-quality and safe food.

“This is going to be another exciting first for Dot,” says Rob Saik, CEO of Dot Technology Corp. “Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show will be Dot’s live debut to Eastern Canada and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase our autonomous technology to this part of the country. We also have an announcement that we will be making so we hope to see a lot of people at the show for the big reveal.”

The technology allows for easy and economical rescaling of equipment to future farm sizes, making both small and large farms more efficient and profitable. It uses simplified and secure cloud-based data storage, including detailed field maps, and it means farmers only have to stock one type of oil filter for all farm power units.

Controlling the Dot Power Platform depends on the job at hand. For loading or unloading implements, there is a hand-held remote but once field path plans are downloaded to the on-frame computer, Dot goes fully autonomous with the operator able to view progress, assume control or stop the unit using Wi-Fi and a designated tablet.

Partnering with Dot Technology Corp. to present the Evolution of Farming Demo is Corteva Agriscience, a company committed to progress in agriculture.

“As a company that aims to enrich the lives of those who produce and consume for generations to come, we’re focused on advancing modern agriculture through leading technology like that being showcased at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show,” says Rachel Faust, Marketing Manager for Eastern Canada with Corteva Agriscience.

The Evolution in Farming Demonstration will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the West Demo Field.

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