Peter Johnson, wheat specialist with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, made quite the splash at Farm Tech last week. A regular in RealAgricutlure.com’s Wheat School, @WheatPete (as he’s known on Twitter) has very set views on maximizing wheat production, and he’s not afraid to tell a farmer, point blank, what that farmer… Read More

Bigger isn’t always better. What’s better is matching the size of tractor you need on your farm that has all the capabilities you’re looking for with some added features that make an upgrade worth it. Case IH’s new Steiger RowTrac isn’t small by any means, but it is designed to be narrower and is available… Read More

Fusarium head blight. It’s one nasty disease that most of the Prairies was happy to consider a southern Manitoba problem. The troubling reality, however, is that the disease has been steadily marching west for quite some time, and while it’s not news that the disease has been found in Alberta and Saskatchewan, the incidence of… Read More

It’s easy to see what’s going on with your corn crop above ground. You can see things like changes in colour, difference in height, physical damage. When it comes to a diagnosis however, in most cases it pays to start looking underground. Root analysis can keep you from throwing good money after bad. Adding nutrients… Read More

Young and beginning farmers have a lot hanging over them. Getting a business up and running, raising families, keeping up with all the latest in agriculture. It’s at that point that focus becomes critical. You can hit a point where you’re doing a million things and doing none of them well because you don’t know… Read More

It’s the last day of FarmTech — my very first one — and it’s been quite the week. The conference started with a big, bombastic Don Cherry look-a-like, featured popular presentations from Patrick Fabian, Stuart Barden, Drew Lerner and OMAFRA’s Peter Johnson, with the one and only Ron McLean speaking at Wednesday’s banquet, and will close… Read More

I saw an old picture the other day of a kid on a big-wheel in mid-air that just launched off a massive home-made jump with a caption that read: “The Seventies: No knee-pads, helmets, brakes or over cautious soccer moms. It’s just how we rolled.” Funny pic, but unfortunately the statistics were there to back… Read More

Combine and tractor cabs become like a second home during the busy season, and few can complain about the amenities included in the cabs of modern farm equipment. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t always room for improvement. For more Crop Week ’13 coverage, click here. With its 2013 models, Case IH has rolled out… Read More