While there are certainly naysayers to the idea of steeping compost, proponents argue the practice has incredible benefits in adding nutrients and biology to the land. Rob Wunder, a Saskatchewan cattle producer, is one of those proponents and has experimented in the design and application of his own compost tea. Inspired by various speakers and… Read More

Vermeer’s 604R classic and signature balers are familiar to many, but in late 2019 the company added a premium baler to the series, which adds more options and benefits to the baler. Josh Vrieze, product manager with Vermeer, was on hand at the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show to talk about the added features. “The… Read More

Forage producers can rake up to a 30-foot swath with the New Holland Rolabar 230 twin basket forage rake. New Holland product marketing manager George Rigdon says the high-capacity rake is a good fit for producers looking to increase overall efficiency and productivity by reducing the number of field passes. The manufacturer unveiled the Rolabar… Read More

When it comes to accessible data around forages, there isn’t much out there. That’s according to Grant Lastiwka with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry who spoke at AgSmart this year at Olds, Alberta. The forage extension specialist dubbed his talk to producers, “pasture and hayland Viagra” and his aim was to get producers excited about the data… Read More

Retiring alfalfa fields used to be a simple process. Conventional tillage farmers would just drop the mouldboard plow in the fall, while those under a minimum tillage system would rely on a glyphosate burndown before planting a new crop the following spring. With the introduction of glyphosate tolerant (GT) alfalfa, however, glyphosate is no longer… Read More