Planting corn into a cultivated strip provides many soil health and management benefits, but dealing with residue from the previous crop can prove challenging. In this video report from 2021 Ontario Diagnostic Days, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs corn specialist Ben Rosser and Anderson Agronomy Services agronomist Chad Anderson share what they’re learning from… Read More

Precision Planting is entering the sprayer technology market, with the unveiling of several products focused on improving the sprayer operation and data collection. The company, known for its planting technology, made the announcement at its annual winter conference Jan. 18 at the company’s headquarters in Tremont, Illinois. To start, Precision is planning to offer a… Read More

The EVO LFS from Capstan Ag Systems is a turn compensation variable rate sectional control module for air drills. The new product was featured at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show (WCCPS) in Saskatoon, Sask. Garnet Welykholowa of Capstan Ag Systems breaks down what the new product is about in the interview below. “Capstan designed… Read More

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in Brandon, Man. is launching a tuition-free program for off-reserve Indigenous students interested in becoming agriculture equipment operators. ACC has partnered with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) to deliver the 13-week program, which is open to 15 students and will start in February at the college’s North Hill Campus in… Read More

Saskatchewan-based S3 Group has acquired TEMP Farm Equipment Ltd., of Mitchell, Ont. TEMP Farm Equipment is best known for its AWS airbars that introduce airflow into the header of a combine, in an effort to reduce shatter loss, even at higher ground speeds. AWS airbars are sold worldwide with a dealer network throughout North America, Europe, South Africa,… Read More

You’re out in a piece of new machinery and something in the computer system breaks down. Are you equipped to fix it? Do you have the right to repair it? Geoff Backman, manager of business development and markets at the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, says farmers’ frustrations continue to grow as they don’t have… Read More

In light of new public health orders implemented by the Manitoba government, the management and board of directors of Manitoba Ag Days have decided to postpone the large indoor farm show to a later date. The province announced new restrictions on Dec. 27 limiting indoor event attendance to 50% venue capacity with a maximum of… Read More

In honour of the shortest days of the year, it’s time to really think about those batteries in big machinery. Batteries are an often overlooked aspect of machinery winterization, and what maintenance could look like in the spring if we’re not following proper care methods. Josh Goldsworthy, product manager for batteries at Case IH, says… Read More

How do you measure soil heath? On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soil School, OMAFRA soil scientist and land use specialist Dan Saurette joins Bernard Tobin to look at some of the assessment tools available to farmers and the type of insights they provide. One of the most well known soil health tests is Cornell’s Comprehensive… Read More

John Deere has made a move toward deploying more electric battery power in its machines with the acquisition of Austrian battery company Kreisel Electric. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Deere has signed an agreement to acquire majority ownership of the company that makes high-density, immersion-cooled electric batteries and the related… Read More

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