Case IH wants to help farmers take the guesswork out of turning on headlands. The company says tractor operators can now use its new AccuTurn automatic headland turning technology to navigate hands-free, automatic, repeatable turns for increased productivity and reduced operator fatigue. Case IH unveiled the Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) auto guidance technology last week… Read More

How will the early snow in Alberta and Saskatchewan affect the quality of canola that was (or is) still in the field? Generally, moisture — whatever form it’s in — has less impact on the quality of the oilseed versus a cereal crop, but it turns out the impact of snow on canola quality has not… Read More

Despite a tough year, there are reports of Ontario elevators running at full capacity or right full. Some farmers are reporting a record wheat and soybean year, which explains the full delivery points, but as harvest winds down many farmers will be happy with average, at best. That’s where we start with this week’s Wheat Pete’s Word,… Read More

Harvest is rocking and rolling for most corn and soybean growers in Ontario save for @WheatPete himself who took an equipment breakdown as a chance to get the Word done early this week. This week’s Wheat Pete’s Word covers a lot of ground, including the why behind high test weight corn, the nitrogen connection to high… Read More

Is there a hierarchy of jobs on the farm? Especially at harvest, is the combine driver king/queen, with each supporting role moving down the totem pole? We’re half-kidding, of course, but recently there’s been some (mostly in fun) banter about who does what at harvest, like this: Harvest Facts The Combine Operator is a psychopath…. Read More

It’s been dry, to very dry, to a full-on drought in Ontario this year, and that dry trend doesn’t look to be letting up substantially heading into the harvest season. That’s according to Bryce Anderson, senior agriculture meteorologist with DTN, who spoke with Shaun Haney, to recap what weather farmers can anticipate for the #harvest16 season. From… Read More

 

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