Lakeland College is set to receive $1 million in federal research funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in support of smart agriculture technology. The CFI’s College-Industry Innovation Fund investment will support the development of Lakeland’s new Agriculture Technology Centre, the central repository for all data collected on the Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland (SMF)… Read More

Plot trials are a great way to gain preliminary research findings about a particular subject. Based just outside of Lethbridge, Alta., Farming Smarter’s primary focus is applied research that helps producers make informed choices around inputs, technology and management practices for their operations. Carlo Van Herk, research technician at Farming Smarter, walks Kara Oosterhuis through the… Read More

Bigger corn planters with on-board fertilizer deliver efficiency and cover acres quickly. All that weight, however, can produce yield-robbing pinch rows and compaction. On this episode of The Sharp Edge, we visit Jeff Cook who farms with his family at their Mapleview Farms operation, just southwest of London, Ont. Over the years, the Cooks have… Read More

The faster hay bales can be picked off a field, the less damage wheel traffic does to re-growing plants. Bale collection can be time consuming too, and when time is of the essence, making the job faster or less labour intensive is a real bonus. Vermeer recently announced four technology advancements ready (or nearly ready)… Read More

The U.S. President signed an executive order last week with 72 points of action focused on addressing competitive issues in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, technology, and drugs. The document tackles issues ranging from the meat-packing industry, to railways and ocean freight logistics, and on to the right to repair farm equipment and… Read More

Germany-based GeoPard is announcing their integration with the MyJohnDeere operations centre. MyJohnDeere customers can now upload their data into the GeoPard system, where they can do advanced data analysis, compare information to other data sets, and create detailed variable rate application maps for seeding, fertilizing, and spraying. Maps can then be wirelessly sent back to… Read More

Case IH is improving its Puma series tractor lineup to provide operators with greater efficiency, convenience, and operational flexibility. Some of the updates include longer service intervals, new styling features for greater productivity, and a more comfortable in-cab experience. Case IH announced updates to the Puma models 185-240 in late 2020, and now the Puma… Read More

A Quebec-based company that sells a digital platform for controlling environmental conditions in barns and automating tasks is set to be acquired by Ingersoll Rand. The owners of Maximus have entered an agreement to be bought by the global industrial company in an all-cash deal worth $135.4 million. Headquartered in Montreal, with around 100 employees,… Read More

Versatile, a division of Buhler Industries Inc., is introducing their new DeltaTrack and four-wheel drive models for 2022. The tractors feature more power, improved features, newly available options, and an updated appearance. New models 530, 580, and 620 have a larger cooling package designed to improve airflow and cooling capacity, improved transmission, and advanced hydraulic… Read More

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