CLAAS is celebrating 50 years of Jaguar self-propelled forage harvesters. The company launched its first Jaguar in 1973 and have produced 45,000 machines over the last half century. Last November at Agritechnica, CLAAS showed off a new special edition of its Jaguar 990 Terra Trac with an exclusive anniversary colour scheme. In this report, CLAAS… Read More

John Deere is set to roll out its 26 P-Tier telescopic compact wheel loader for 2024. The new unit was on display at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s cattle convention, last week in Florida. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney spoke with go-to-market manager at John Deere Agriculture & Turf, Luke Gribble, to get the specs on this… Read More

A Saskatchewan based start-up is deploying a combination of cameras and machine learning to automate and dramatically reduce the time it takes to grade a sample of grain. Ground Truth Ag has developed a machine with a vision detection model that can assess around 50 different grading factors for Canada Western red spring wheat, as… Read More

From closing the bale chute to kicking that last bale out of the baler, Case IH, with help from ISOBUS technology, now delivers a higher level of automated baler controls from inside the tractor cab. In this report from Agritechnica, CNH Industrial baler automation guru Gerd Gerdes shares some of the features North America farmers can… Read More

Drones are flying everywhere these days but farmers can’t use them to spray pesticides on their crops. It’s illegal to fly unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) for applying crop protection products in Canada and it’s likely to stay that way for a couple of years. Why are drones still grounded for spray application? The answer is… Read More

Linamar Corporation says it has completed its previously-announced purchase of Saskatchewan-based agricultural manufacturer Bourgault Industries, as of February 1. As part of the deal, Linamar has acquired 100 per cent of the equity in Bourgault, including the main seeder operations in St. Brieux, Sask., as well as hay handling and livestock feeding equipment-maker Highline Manufacturing… Read More

You can learn a lot about reducing tillage in 35 years. That’s the combined number of years Horst Bohner and Rob Templeman have spent leading Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) soybean research and extension efforts. On the first episode of the 2024 season of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, OMAFRA’s current and former… Read More

Designed by Stara, Brazil’s largest agricultural machinery manufacturer, the Imperador 4000 sprayer claims to feature the world’s only centrally-mounted boom. The sprayer was introduced in 2010 with a mid-mount boom between the two axles, designed deliver more stability, better targeting and higher spraying quality, says Stara’s export area manager Douglas Fernandez. In this report from… Read More

Large seed capacity and the ability to fold into a three-metre (about 10-foot) travelling width are two key features of the new Efecta CM 1200 air seeder from Bednar. In this report from Agritechnica, the company’s business director, Jan Bednar, explains how operators can manage seed flows from the two 6,000-litre tanks and monitor seed… Read More

CLAAS is the latest equipment manufacturer to share its plans to market autonomous tractors. At Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, CLAAS showcased an Xerion autonomy-enabled prototype tractor and a two-step process to automation. In this interview, CLAAS head of technology management, Christoph Molitor, tells RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney that the company’s first step will be a “co-pilot”… Read More

When it comes to farm equipment manufacturers, Spalding, United Kingdom-based Horizon Agricultural Machinery is a relatively new kid on the block. The company has a growing dealership across 27 countries and is making inroads into the strip till and planter market, notes Horizon’s technical lead and national agronomist Jon Myhill. With the growth of strip… Read More

Farmers Edge has entered into an agreement with its largest shareholder to take the company private, pending approval from other shareholders. The deal would see a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, which owns approximately 61 per cent of the common shares in the digital agriculture company, purchase the remaining shares for a price of C$0.35… Read More

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

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