INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (December 14, 2022) – – Smart Apply®, makers of Intelligent Spray Control System™ that helps growers of high value crops reduce chemical and water use, minimize environmental impact and captures and analyzes critical data while spraying, today announced that California equipment dealer, Kern Machinery, is now an authorized Smart Apply dealer.
Kern Machinery, a four-generation, family-owned John Deere-certified dealer since 1969, has four locations in the San Joaquin Valley, a region that produces 12.8 percent of California’s agricultural output. This includes grapes (wine, table, raisins), nuts, citrus, and other tree fruits. Kern Machinery has stores in Bakersfield, Buttonwillow, Delano, and Lancaster. Smart Apply’s dealer network now includes more than 300 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, and South Africa.
Smart Apply CEO Jerry Johnson personally welcomed the new dealer. “We’re extremely pleased to be represented by Kern Machinery, a dealer that has earned the business and respect of growers in the San Joaquin Valley for more than 60 years. Growers in California are facing powerful headwinds in the form of rising chemical, fuel and labor costs; regulatory pressure to reduce and document water use; and the need to adopt more sustainable agriculture practices. Adding the Smart Apply System, which combines precision spraying with precision data capture and analysis, to its offerings is a huge win for Kern Machinery and its customers.”
Added Johnson, “Agtech solutions like Smart Apply that combine equipment and data analytics capabilities are the future, making it easier to reduce dependence on chemicals and water while supporting healthy yields to feed the world sustainably. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Kern.”
The Smart Apply® Intelligent Spray Control System™ is the winner of the 2021 World Ag Expo Top 10 Award, 2021 SIMA Paris Gold Award and 2020 ASABE AE50 Outstanding Innovation Award. Visit our new website to see the Smart Apply System in action.
About Smart Apply, Inc.
Smart Apply, Inc. is a Delaware C Corp based in Indianapolis, Indiana, that created the laser-guided, density-based, precision sprayer technology in conjunction with the USDA. The Company markets the Smart Apply® Intelligent Spray Control System™ through dealerships around the world. The Smart Apply system is proven to reduce chemical and water use by more than half, with less waste, less drift and less labor. Learn more.