On-the-go weed identification and custom application combine in concept to form the Xarvio Smart Sprayer, a prototype rolling out in field trials this year in both the U.S. and Europe. Warren Bills, commercialization manager with Xarvio, showcased the spray-boom technology at the recent Ag in Motion farm show, near Saskatoon. Bills says that the idea… Read More

The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) have announced Richard Horne as its new executive director, effective July 22, 2019. Horne most recently served as manager of policy and issues for the producer group, a role he’s held since 2014. Horne replaces Dave Stewart, who will remain employed by BFO in an advisory capacity until August… Read More

After a wet spring, the weather has turned hot and dry in Ontario and that could mean a proliferation of pests in soybean fields across the province. On this episode of RealAgriculture Soybean School, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs entomologist Tracey Baute says a change in the weather will likely bring on… Read More

On what would be a normal Thursday evening for most, the Weather Network tweeted something that would eventually cause a ruckus on social media within the agriculture community. On the company’s website, it claims: “we are committed to delivering weather information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across all platforms – responsive websites,… Read More

It’s our last show from Saskatchewan’s Ag in Motion. Today’s show features a farmer panel with twitter sensations Jeff Bennett, Megz Reynolds, and Jim Hale. Guided by host Shaun Haney, the group discusses crop conditions, entrepreneurship, dealing with the stress of farming, labour (and childcare) challenges, and principles of machinery ownership. Have feedback? Story idea? Send… Read More

Ag in Motion attendees had a chance to see Dot — the autonomous robotic power platform — operate at Langham, Sask., this week. Dot has made appearances across different tradeshows since its original debut and launch in 2017, but this time, it brought a fertilizer spreader along – the latest of its attachments. Exciting to… Read More

AGvisorPRO, a global platform that connects farmers to experienced ag experts, launched this week in Ag in Motion. Currently offering access to roughly 50 advisors, the platform enables users to connect via audio, video, or text, with photo-sharing capabilities. It also saves the connection for future reference. “AGvisorPRO is basically the ‘Uberization’ of knowledge and… Read More

Farmers across Canada will have five new fungicides in their disease management toolbox in 2020. This week, Syngenta Canada rolled out Miravis, a new fungicide umbrella brand that will offer five new products growers can use to fight disease in a range of crops. In this video, Eric Phillips, Syngenta Canada’s fungicides and insecticides product… Read More