Helping farmers prep soil and seed crops in small spring planting windows is the driving force behind a new harrow and seeder combination for Kuhn. In this report from Agritechnica, Kuhn product line manager David Hild explains how European farmers who fall plow typically utilize two separate machines — a power harrow followed by a… Read More

Labour shortage is an issue for farming around the globe and an expanding list of agricultural equipment manufacturers are looking to autonomous robots to provide a solution for their customers. At Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, Kuhn rolled out KARL — an autonomous 175 hp robot prototype capable of performing field work in broad acre production…. Read More

It’s bad news for weeds. Travelling at speeds of up to 18 km per hour, Garford says its Robocrop guided hoes will either pull out the pests or cut them down. In this report from Agritechnica 23, host Shaun Haney and Garford’s technical sales and marketing manager Allan Knight discuss how the U.K.-based company uses… Read More

Great Plains tillage tools have been fixtures on Kubota dealer lots since the company purchased Great Plains Manufacturing in 2016. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont., RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin caught up with Kubota product specialist Jeff Fuller for a tour of the Great Plains HT1100 Terra-Max tillage tool. Fuller says the Terra-Max delivers… Read More

Weed control in organic soybeans can be challenging but new technology is helping Brandon Jantzi and his family keep it clean at Janlan Farms near Baden, Ont. On this episode of The Sharp Edge, Jantzi and Maizex Seeds agronomist Henry Prinzen dig into the farm’s weed control strategy, which is designed to deliver high-yielding organic… Read More

The company that builds Versatile tractors and Farm King equipment says it’s working with a Toronto-based investment bank to find a new long-term investment partner. Without sharing many details on why, a press release issued by Buhler Industries says it has engaged Origin Merchant Partners to find an investor who is “driven by a commitment… Read More

It pays to manage corn stalks. That message was heard loud and clear when agronomists Pat Lynch and Jonathan Zettler asked farmers why they till soil following a corn crop. The pair publish The Cropwalker — a weekly agronomy newsletter, and heard from 372 respondents in a Twitter poll. The top reason for tillage, cited… Read More

With strong farm commodity demand and high crop prices, confident farmers attending the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) at Louisville, Kentucky in February look to be eager to replace equipment and upgrade technology. In this interview from the floor of the NFMS, Kurt Coffey, Case IH vice president for North America, tells RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin that the Association… Read More

With the acquisition of Dutch company Machinefabriek Steketee B.V. this year, Lemken has expanded its product portfolio, including the addition of row-crop cultivator EC-Weeder. The cultivator uses the IC-Light camera system to identify rows, and when paired with automatic steering, allows the machine to automatically adjust for accurate placement between rows. “We can go up… Read More

This year may not have been a wet one for much of western Canada, but those years sure happen. When they do, Degelman’s Scorpion Hitch is designed to get seed and fertilizer done in one pass in less than ideal conditions, says Derek Molnar. RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis caught up with Molnar at the Degelman booth… Read More

With pressure building in Europe for a ban on glyphosate, equipment manufacturers are thinking ahead to assist farmers in removing weeds mechanically. LEMKEN recently acquired the Dutch company Machinefabriek Steketee B.V. as a step in expanding its crop care product portfolio with implements for mechanical weed control and future-oriented camera-assisted machine control. “At Agritechnica in… Read More

You can’t always see it, but each implement that runs through soil moves it a certain amount. Soil moving from one area to another, such as from a hilltop to the bottom of slope, is called tillage erosion. You might be surprised to see just how far (and how much) soil moves, depending on implement… Read More

Kinze Manufacturing is adding tillage equipment to its planters and grain cart lineup. The company has teamed up with Saskatchewan-based Degelman Industries to market the new Mach Till high-speed disc. Susanne Veatch, Kinze’s president and chief marketing officer says the Mach Till is best described as “hybrid horizontal tillage” rather than vertical tillage. “The Mach Till… Read More

Seedbed conditions should set the planter speed limit, but a seedbed is rarely uniform from one end of the field to the other or from pass to pass, often because of variability in tillage passes. Seedbed conditions should inform planter settings and speed of planting, but how can you best gauge and adapt tillage to… Read More

What should farmers look for when planning to purchase a new cultivator? There’s been plenty of cultivator innovation in recent years that farmers need to consider, says agronomist Pat Lynch, who hosted the annual tillage demonstration at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario. This year manufacturers showed off secondary cultivation units set to finish… Read More

 

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