Press Releases   January 21, 2020

John Deere earns an AE50 Award for one of its latest ag innovations

Crestmead, Queensland (21 January, 2020) – John Deere was recently presented with an AE50 Award for the N500C Series Air Drill, deemed an outstanding innovation that improves production agriculture. Every year the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognises 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 recognised for ingenuity in product development, and for saving producers' time, costs and labour while improving safety.

"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."

The N500C Series Air Drill 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 this award-winning product and its features can be found on

About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at in New Zealand at