The s-tine field cultivator isn’t the most complicated piece of equipment you’ll have on the farm, but it sure can prove handy, especially in a less than ideal spring planting season.
As Jim Boak, with Salford Machinery, explains in this Corn School video, the s-tine unit’s unique vibration pattern means it’s well suited to working very shallow depths and helps to break up crusting. What’s more, the s-tine cultivator can be an excellent tool for the incorporation of soil-applied herbicides — a practice already gaining in popularity with the rise of glyphosate resistant weed populations. The tillage tool can even do a decent seeding job with small grains, in a pinch.
The Canola Council of Canada is moving on without a core funder for 2018, as Richardson International went public with its withdrawal from the national canola industry group this week. Richardson has said it did not receive enough value to justify its investment in the Canola Council, after pushing for changes to the council over…Read more »