Loralee Orr has been named as Canada Commercial Leader for Corteva Agriscience. Orr will remain based at Corteva’s Canadian head office at Calgary, Alberta, where she will lead the organization as it delivers a pipeline of new seed and crop protection solutions to Canadian farmers in the years ahead. Orr takes over from Jeremy Dirks,… Read More

Equipment manufacturers transported seven combines to the Commodity Classic at Houston, Texas last week. They came in all colours but the green machines created the biggest buzz as John Deere showcased two new S7 Series combines on the tradeshow floor. RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin was on location to report on the S7 Series combine family rollout,… Read More

Precision Planting made its first venture into the sprayer technology market in North America in 2022 when it unveiled several products focused on improving sprayer operation and data collection. Fast forward to 2024 and Tremont, Illinois-based company is now forging into the European spraying market with its Symphony nozzle control system — designed to maintain constant… Read More

Corteva Agriscience and the Pioneer seed brand are looking to new Z-Series soybeans to deliver agronomic advantages, better disease defence, and higher yields for North American soybean growers. Canadian growers will have access to limited seed from 20 varieties for planting in 2024 — 50 will be available in the U.S., with full availability expected… Read More

Austrian family-owned Pöttinger established its first dealership in Canada in 2005 and three years later opened for business in the U.S. From mowers to seeders, balers and cultivators, the agriculture implement company continues to grow in North America, setting a string of sales records on both sides of the border, says Andrew Brown, president and… Read More

Houston, we have a problem — and it’s larger-than-ideal crop supplies available combined with lagging demand for some oilseed and crush byproducts. That’s at least part of what is going on in the oilseed complex, says Tyler Schau of AgMarket.net. He spoke with Shaun Haney at Commodity Classic last week held at — you guessed… Read More

Scientists and plant breeders have their sights set on root rots, given the risk that one in particular — aphanomyces — poses to pea and lentil production in Western Canada and the Northern Plains. Federal funding for a new five-year Pulse Crop Research Cluster, leveraged by funding from farmer check-off organizations, was announced earlier this… Read More

 

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