John Deere earns a pair of AE50 Awards for its latest ag innovations

OLATHE, KANSAS (January 21, 2020) – John Deere was recently presented with a pair of AE50 Awards for outstanding innovations that improve production agriculture. Every year the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognizes the 50 most innovative product-engineering designs in the food and agriculture industry with its AE50 Awards, as chosen by international engineering experts. Winning products are recognized for ingenuity in product development, and for saving producers time, costs and labor while improving safety.

This year John Deere received AE50 awards for the following agricultural innovations:

  • LS475 Liquid System
  • N500C Series Air Drill

“AE50 Awards reaffirm the innovative spirit of our employees and illustrate John Deere’s commitment to bring those linked to the land the most useful, high-quality products possible. No one in the industry invests more in research and development than John Deere, and we remain committed to that strategy,” said Joel Dawson, director, production and precision ag for John Deere. “Our engineers take great pride in creating new technology and products to benefit our customers.”

Introduced last fall, the LS475 is a liquid application system option for John Deere’s F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator. The high-capacity liquid application system is purpose-built for ag service providers and large-acre producers who want application rate-volume flexibility. It gives them the ability to cover a large number of acres during short application windows while minimizing soil compaction and disturbance.

Designed in collaboration with Hagie, the LS475 Liquid System features a 2,000-gallon tank that can be rapidly filled at 300 gallons per minute and a 90-foot, seven-section auto-fold boom mounted to the F4635 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator.

The other AE50 Award was presented to John Deere for its N500C Series Air Drill that gives operators easy meter access, the latest in integrated technology for improved seed placement accuracy, and control and confidence to help them do the best seeding job possible for cereals, canola, soybeans and other crops.

New technologies added to the N500C Air Drills include John Deere ActiveCal™ tank scales for on-the-go seeding calibration from the cab, RelativeFlow™ blockage for row-to-row seed-flow monitoring, TruSet™ down force control from the cab, and the SeederPlus™ app for convenient calibration of meters and weight monitoring for tank scales.

Detailed information about these award-winning products and features can be found on

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