Manufacturing company Linamar Corporation has announced a deal to acquire Ontario-based fertilizer and tillage equipment-maker, Salford Group. The agreement would see Linamar, which has its headquarters in Guelph, Ont., pay approximately C$260 million to Salford’s shareholders. The acquisition would expand Linamar’s agriculture business, which is currently centred around MacDon Industries. “Agriculture and food is a… Read More

With increasing demands for commodities and a desire by many to work smarter not harder, automation within farm equipment has taken a front seat and Raven is dedicated to creating autonomic solutions for new and traditional farm machinery. Commodity Classic in New Orleans was the backdrop for the introduction of Raven’s Omnipower 3200, the latest… 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

It’s been a few years since DOT, the autonomous farm robot now owned by Raven Industries, made waves in the ag industry. Now that it’s had a chance to run, how does it fare in the field? Daniel Stefner, fourth year Bachelor of Applied Science agribusiness major student at Olds College, recently joined Shaun Haney… Read More

Salford Group, Inc. and Case IH are partnering to supply Salford’s air boom application technology on the Case IH Titan Floaters chassis. The combination of  Salford’s 350 cubic foot hopper design and 72-foot air boom will be known as the Case IH FA 1030, and will be available on the Case IH Titan 4540, with… Read More

Worldwide agriculture equipment manufacturer AGCO has announced a new drop tube kit for the RoGator AirMax Precision R1/R2 application system. “The new drop tubes expand the versatility of the AirMax Precision R1/R2, already the most accurate pneumatic fertilizer system in the industry,” says David Fickel, AGCO’s tactical marketing manager for application equipment. “Now operators can… Read More

Does building your corn planting and side-dress fertilizer program around a fertilizer cart make sense? That’s what Blenheim, Ont., farmer Joe De Brouwer does and that’s why he’s on this episode of The Sharp Edge on RealAgriculture. De Brouwer, who farms with his father and two uncles, tells Maizex Seeds’ agronomist Greg Stewart that an… Read More

John Deere’s new ExactRate liquid fertilizer application system is designed to help farmers deliver accurate nutrient placement at precise rates during planting. The company rolled out the new system last month at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) at Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview, Deere product manager Brady Alley explains that ExactRate is another of… Read More

Salford’s BBI Sniper – a high clearance, high capacity fertilizer spinner spreader – is out on full release this year. The Sniper offers applicators a wide application, with a 12-section spread pattern, reducing overlap, and avoiding unnecessary application and/or application in environmentally sensitive areas. “It’s capable of spreading urea from 120 feet down to 30… Read More

 

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