It’s time for Day 6 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! This week we’ll look at effective sprayer applications with a focus on fungicides. We’ll call on Ontario researchers and extension specialists to tackle everything from identifying disease and selecting control products to evaluating spray coverage and choosing the right application method. The line-up includes… Read More

The new X9 series John Deere combine has plenty to offer at the back end, but there’s been significant changes at the front of the combine too, with an all-new header model line-up. Joining Bernard Tobin for a breakdown of the new headers, is Matt Daniels, product manager for front end equipment with John Deere…. Read More

Raven Industries has been a company that has hit the headlines when it comes to developing precision agriculture, and lately, acquisitions. One of Raven’s latest acquisitions has been Smart Ag, a company working on a perception system that allows machines to “see” their environment and avoid obstacles. The system — dubbed AutoCart — allows an… Read More

Since the release of the new X series combines from John Deere, there’s been a lot of curiosity and perhaps some controversy surrounding the new line-up. RealAgriculture covered the initial launch of the X Series back in June (that story here), and though we couldn’t join John Deere in person at the Farm Progress Show… Read More

Electric semi trucks are likely a long way from being deployed on farms, especially for long-distance hauling in a cold Canadian winter, but others in the supply chain are starting to adopt electric power to move goods around. They’re not switching to electric trains (yet), but CN Rail has ordered 50 all-electric tandem axle Class… Read More

You could argue that the advent of more affordable glyphosate options increased the use of a pre-harvest pass on many western Canadian grain acres. Using glyphosate before harvest can kill late weeds and reduce the amount of green stems the combine encounters, making straight cutting easier. In conjunction with some solid advancements in pod-shatter resistance… Read More

AGCO — which carries brands such as Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner, and Challenger — is acquiring research and product development Firm 151 Research to create new technology solutions for grain customers. Previously, AGCO and 151 Research had an exclusive technology partnership to develop GSI GrainViz precision grain monitoring, which gives growers and commercial operators advanced… Read More

Farm management and cropping practices can be complimentary to a livestock operation. Making use of all the months of the year can be quite the challenge, but Chris McLaren, of Larenwood Farms near Drumbo, Ont., has managed to do just that by integrating a cereal rye into his rotation. In this episode of The Sharp… Read More

AGCO Corporation has launched the latest Fendt IDEAL combine. The 10, and 10T Fendt IDEAL combines have a maximum engine power of 790 HP, and up to 20 per cent more throughput capacity than previous models. The harvesting automation makes operation easier and helps ensure top grain quality. The IDEAL 10 and 10t join the… Read More