Scouting soybeans is a big part of any Ontario agronomist’s year. Emergence, a consistent plant stand, and seeding depth are the first few things to scout for in the field. Ryan Benjamins, who owns and operates Benjamins Agronomy Services, gives tips for scouting soybeans and what to consider further along in the growing season, in… Read More

AGCO is announcing it will enter a proof of concept (PoC) collaboration agreement with Bosch, BASF Digital Farming, and Raven Industries. The objective of the collaboration is to evaluate targeted spraying technology to make the application of crop protection products more effective and efficient, by reducing crop input costs, while driving farm and environmental sustainability,… Read More

Ag Growth International (AGI) has signed a partnership agreement with grain software technology company Bushel. Bushel provides customers with software solutions, including the automation of weigh scale tickets issued by grain elevators. The Bushel platform can also automate contracts and settlements required to complete grain sales. President and CEO of AGI, Tim Close, says that… Read More

John Deere is celebrating 75 years of manufacturing and selling combines with new updates for its 2022 model year S Series combines. Key updates include Automation Activation 4.0 with Generation 4 Machine Sync and AutoPath; new LED lighting packages — the same lights offered on the larger X Series combines; and a factory-installed, flat-tooth comb… Read More

AGCO-Amity, the joint-venture that manufactures and sells seeding and tillage equipment under the brand names of Concord, Wil-Rich, and Wishek, has been bought by Sweden-based Väderstad. Väderstad, which owns and builds Seed Hawk equipment at Langbank, Saskatchewan, says it has acquired 100 per cent of the AGCO-Amity Joint Venture (AAJV) and will be fully integrating… Read More

The full-size pick-up truck market is about to be electrified by Ford’s announcement of the F-150 Lightning for 2022. The company says the new pick-up’s combustion engine is replaced with batteries and electric motors, and comes with the four-door SuperCrew cab option and a 5.5-foot bed, the same as the conventional model. Where the engine used… Read More

Dry spring planting conditions have many growers wondering how their soil-applied residual herbicides will perform, as the weather continues to heat up with little meaningful rain in sight. Research by University of Guelph weed scientist Dr. Peter Sikkema indicates pre-emergence herbicides will still deliver significant value for growers in dry spring conditions. He notes that… Read More

New technology, transmission options, and a 125-horsepower tractor help redefine John Deere’s 5M Series utility tractors for the model year 2022. On the technology side, Deere says integrated AutoTrac guidance will lower ownership costs and help reduce inputs such as fuel, seed, and fertilizer by minimizing overlap in straight line applications such as mowing, tillage, and spraying…. Read More

 

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