The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) named The Toro Company a recipient of a 2013 Tekne Award for Agricultural Technology. The awards recognize the most innovative Minnesota businesses and organizations for technological breakthroughs.
Toro's PrecisionSense site assessment system received top honors in the agricultural technology category, which focuses on improving productivity, efficiency, and environmental sustainability. The system is used by golf courses and sports fields. It utilizes mobile soil sensing and data collection technology to measure the variability of key site attributes, such as soil moisture, salinity, compaction, and plant performance. This can help improve water and resource efficiency, and can produce healthy, more uniform turf.
The 14th annual Tekne Awards took place on Nov. 6 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and recognized 16 small and large companies. Award categories spanned the manufacturing, agricultural, electronics and healthcare industries. The program also honored innovations in education, mobile devices and applications, and safety and security.
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