Are you farming vertically? That’s a question Illinois-based agronomist Ken Ferrie believes every grower needs to ask when making soil and field management decisions. At the CropSmart 2019 conference held earlier this year at Kitchener, Ont., Ferrie, who operates Crop-Tech consulting, explained that vertical farming refers to the ability for water to move up and… Read More

Growers looking to place dry fertilizer in-furrow with seed in cereal crops will want to take a look at the new Avatar SD40 single disc air seeder from Horsch. The launch of the Avatar SD40 marks the German engineering company’s first entry into the North American single disc air seeder market. Horsch product manager Jeremy Hughes explains what really makes the… Read More

Starting September 1, Manitoba truck drivers will require mandatory entry-level training (MELT). That being said, farmers will get a one-year deferral for new training to allow for additional consultations with the industry. The government says the extension was granted in order to determine an appropriate phase-in strategy that mitigates impacts on the 2019 farming season. “Our government… Read More

More and more Zetor tractors are turning up on Canadian farms as the Czech tractor manufacturer grows its North American footprint. The Zetor brand traces it roots back to 1946 when the company produced its first tractor. Over the past 70 years, Zetor has built a reputation for performance and endurance at an economical price. The… Read More

The Goodyear R14T crossover tire is now available for a full range of compact tractors up to 150 horsepower. The crossover tire — a unique hybrid of different tread styles designed for any job in the field or around the farm — was launched last year by Titan International. In February, at the National Farm Machinery Show… Read More

CNH Industrial has started to produce and test 3D printed spare parts in a move to add sustainability and efficiency to the parts process, the company says. The company is piloting the process with four parts for buses and agricultural machinery. The parts were created by additive manufacturing. The process builds the part using layers of… Read More

John Deere’s 3D Series compact utility tractors are designed to tackle everything from pulling and hauling to cutting and tilling. Deere rolled out the new 3D Series, which features  25HP, 35HP and 43HP tractors, last month at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky. “The 3D Series offers producers a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use solution for a… Read More

Look for more durability and increased reliability from Case IH’s new 3100 Series II rigid and flex draper headers. That’s what the Racine, Wisconsin-based manufacturer is telling growers about the continuing evolution of its draper head lineup. Since the 3100 Series was first introduced, Case has made 118 enhancements to the original model, says Ryan Blasiak, the… Read More

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