The MF1316S RazorEdge pull-type disc mower conditioner is a 16-foot, centre-pivot mower conditioner built for high-throughput and fast serviceability, as the first step to high-quality, consistent bales, says AGCO. Matt LeCroy, hay and forage product marketing manager at AGCO, says the Hesston by Massey Ferguson MF1316S replaces the MF1395, becoming the largest of the heavy-duty,… Read More

Unfortunately for Canadian retailers, tractor sales continue to be in the red this year. According to the latest flash report from the Association of Equipment Manufacturing (AEM), total farm tractor sales are down by 4.4 per cent for the year-to-date ending in September. To break it down further, two-wheel drive tractors with 40- to 100-horsepower… Read More

New Holland is out with its Roll-Belt 560 Specialty Crop Plus round baler, and it’s packed with features to keep farmers…rolling. Speaking to RealAgriculture’s Bern Tobin at the Farm Progress Show, was George Rigdon, New Holland’s product marketing manager. “We launched this midway through model year 2019, but it’s essentially building off the Roll-Belt 560… Read More

One of the big benefits of strip tilling corn is the ability to place fertilizer directly into the berm or strip for greater nutrient efficiency. But as growers rotate out of strip-tilled corn, how can they assess the overall fertility of a field where nutrient placement was concentrated in specific areas? On this edition of… Read More

Excitement is building for Agritechnica — a gigantic farm equipmeent and technology show that only happens every two years in Hannover, Germany. The future-of-farming show covers nearly 98 acres and attracts hundreds of thousands of people. Back again this year will be the RealAgriculture team of RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney and production lead Jason… Read More

New imaging technology promises to give grain growers the ability to detect the moisture content of every bushel stored in a bin along with where it’s located. Grain Systems (GSI) director of grain dealer sales Jeff Cravens says the company’s new GrainVis technology would deliver significant benefits by helping growers proactively address potential quality issues,… Read More

Farmers looking to incorporate cover crops into rotation are often left with the issue of terminating the crop. Is spraying enough? If you need to work the ground, what’s the best option? To tackle that question, Ontario field editor Bern Tobin asks Pat Lynch, agronomist and Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show tillage demo host, about tillage… Read More

Ontario farmers have been strip tilling for almost two decades, but the soil conservation tillage method appears to be gathering momentum across the province. Ian McDonald, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs crop innovation specialist, says part of the attraction of strip till is its ability to capture the benefits of both conventional… Read More