When it comes to spraying crops, European farmers want accuracy and the ability to effectively control rates as they travel through the field. North American farmers have similar spraying goals, but the size and capacity of equipment differs considerably from one continent to the other. In this report from Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, John Deere… Read More

DJI is getting ready to take flight with its largest agriculture drone ever for international markets. The Agras T50 has been flying in China and is set to land in North America in the near future, says DJI Agriculture’s Toby Knisely. The high payload capacity drone is capable of carrying 40 litres of liquid or 50… Read More

It’s bad news for weeds. Travelling at speeds of up to 18 km per hour, Garford says its Robocrop guided hoes will either pull out the pests or cut them down. In this report from Agritechnica 23, host Shaun Haney and Garford’s technical sales and marketing manager Allan Knight discuss how the U.K.-based company uses… Read More

Väderstad’s TopDown high intensity, multipurpose cultivator is not a new product for Canadian farmers, but the versatile tillage implement will get updates for the 2024 season, including a new design and the introduction of prescription tillage. In this report from Agritechnica 23 in Hanover, Germany, Väderstad’s Western Canada sales director Philip Korczak shares how introduction… Read More

Growers looking for a smoother, less stressful grain harvest will have a new tool to consider for harvest 2024. Raven Cart Automation makes it easier for any operator – at any skill level – to effectively run an unload on-the-go operation, says Raven Canada’s Chris Morson. In this report from Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in… Read More

One of the keys to the evolution and adoption of agricultural robots is to ensure the machines can meet safety standards while working autonomously. At Agritechnica ’23 in Germany, French robot manufacturer Naïo Technologies announced that its robots will now be available with augmented autonomy — what the company describes as revolutionary technology that allows… Read More

The latest farm technology doesn’t always come in the form of a new tractor, planter, or combine. Quite often a precision ag upgrade can take equipment to a new level to help farmers reduce inputs or have a significant impact on yield. At the 2023 Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois, John Deere rolled out… Read More

Kubota showed off its new precision planters at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont., earlier this month. The Kubota PP1641TF is an eight-row precision planter with 30-inch spacing designed mainly for corn growers. Kubota product specialist Jeff Fuller says it’s a good fit for small- to medium-sized farms, including smaller acreage corn and soybean… Read More

As slow-release products and split applications become more common in the pursuit of fertilizer efficiency, it’s important to understand the timing of when a crop needs those nutrients to avoid situations where fertilizer that’s been applied is not available when the plants need it. The agronomy team at Manitoba equipment dealer Enns Brothers is in… Read More

Is it efficient to use autonomous vehicle in row crop agriculture in southwestern Ontario? That’s a question cash crop farmer Mark Richards is wrestling with on his Dresden, Ont. farm. In 2022, he used a solar-powered FarmDroid robot to plant sugar beets. That machine found it challenging to adapt to the widespread use of strip… Read More

 

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