Bigger is sometimes better, but everything comes at a cost. Choosing bigger tractors and wider implements may mean a faster planting season, but can the farm shoulder the cost? The idea of finding the right size of machinery for your farm was tackled by John Molenhuis, business analysis and cost of production program lead, with… Read More

I spent much of my Christmas holiday in rural Alberta, where gossip of snow-induced roof collapse was becoming incredibly common. In most instances, more than just a roof was impacted, with reports of damaged machinery and livestock losses. So, for the first time in my life, I helped shovel snow from an altitude. (And for… Read More

Farmers can look forward to a new LEMKEN compact-disc for the 2014 growing season, as the company rolls out the Rubin 12 compact-disc harrow for primary tillage applications. Designed to work at depths of 5 to 8 inches, the Rubin 12 delivers intensive, uniform mixing and crumbling in one pass – even in very heavy… Read More

Dow AgroSciences and John Deere have announced the companies will collaborate to “develop approaches and technology that will deliver data and provide information to farmers that will assist in the execution of site-specific applications to improve yields and manage costs.” Specifically, Dow AgroSciences has signed on to leverage the MyJohnDeere platform and new cloud-based technologies… Read More

Precision farming and variable rate application technology matures every year. Whether it’s advances in mapping or data integration or the roll out of new iron up to the challenge, farmers have no shortage of new precision farming tools at their disposal. Kinze Manufacturing is adding to that stable of options with its latest corn concept… Read More

The ability to measure, track and vary inputs and other agronomic data far exceeds most people’s comfort level with data analysis. And if you’re all, whoa, what the heck is she talking about? You’ve made my point. Any new(ish) equipment comes with the fantastic built-in capability to track what its doing, and as farmers add… Read More

Ontario-based Salford Farm Machinery Ltd., manufacturer of farm implements, recently announced its partnership with private equity firm, New York-based GenNx360 Capital Partners. Salford currently serves North American and European markets from its facilities in Ontario and Iowa, and through a joint venture in Omsk, Russia. The company sells through more than 300 dealers and distributors… Read More

Perhaps you’ve seen a Case IH Tiger tillage implement hard at work in the field. After all, the series has been around since the late ’70s, and the Ecolo Tiger 875 is the eighth generation of this combination tillage implement. Each generation seeks to improve off the one before to better meet the needs of… Read More

 

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