It’s easy to understand why producers have an itchy trigger finger when it comes to pests. When you walk into a field and see the damage pests are doing to your crops, you want to deal with it yesterday. However, if you pull the trigger to soon on that pest situation, you’ll not only be dealing with it yesterday, but tomorrow and the next day and so on and so on. That’s the case when it comes to cabbage seed pod weevil in canola. According to Canola Council of Canada Agronomist Troy Prosofsky, you get one shot at hitting the pest.
In another move towards automation, Claas has unveiled a system for automatic steering of cultivators in row crops. The Culti Cam uses a high-resolution camera to detect rows, and then adjusts the position of the implement, centring it between rows, independent from the tractor's steering. Using colour and 3D surface information, Claas says the camera software…Read more »