Dry spring planting conditions have many growers wondering how their soil-applied residual herbicides will perform, as the weather continues to heat up with little meaningful rain in sight. Research by University of Guelph weed scientist Dr. Peter Sikkema indicates pre-emergence herbicides will still deliver significant value for growers in dry spring conditions. He notes that… Read More

New technology, transmission options, and a 125-horsepower tractor help redefine John Deere’s 5M Series utility tractors for the model year 2022. On the technology side, Deere says integrated AutoTrac guidance will lower ownership costs and help reduce inputs such as fuel, seed, and fertilizer by minimizing overlap in straight line applications such as mowing, tillage, and spraying…. Read More

SeedMaster has added Alberta AG Centre to their Canadian distribution channel, expanding the company’s reach across the Prairies. The new agreement will give farmers access to Alberta AG Centre equipment from border to border. Tim Criddle, global sales director at SeedMaster, says they are very excited to be working with Alberta AG Centre to promote… Read More

A diesel-powered engine is pretty powerful and much cleaner running than it used to be, but over the years has gotten a bad name. Lately, both the Biden and Trudeau governments have been pushing the climate agenda, and, in regards to farm equipment, the push to biodiesel and alternative power sources is evident in their… Read More

CLAAS of America and Alberta AG Centre recently announced that the dealership has been assigned additional territory in Alberta. The expansion comes after the Smith’s Equipment Sales acquisition in Lougheed, Alta., and a new facility in Stettler, Alta. Alberta AG will add a new location in Medicine Hat in the summer of 2021 and relocate from… Read More

There’s a lot of stuff happening with equipment lately — from sales numbers, to what’s going on with the shortage of components, to price increases. To explain it all, for today’s RealAg LIVE! our host Shaun Haney is  joined by Curt Blades, senior vice president of ag services at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)…. Read More

Ag Growth International (AGI) has reached a deal to acquire all the outstanding shares of Farmobile, Inc., after buying a minority stake in the Kansas-based farm equipment data company in 2019. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Farmobile provides farms with hardware and software for real-time collection and analysis of farm machinery… Read More

AGCO has introduced its latest harvesting solution, the AutoDock header docking system, for Fendt IDEAL combines. AutoDock is the industry’s first automatic system for connecting and disconnecting combine headers, without having to get out of the combine, says the company. It eliminates the job of manually lifting and attaching or detaching drivelines, which, as anyone… Read More

Will precision planting pay when it comes to winter wheat yield? How do things like down force and row spacing contribute to a more uniform winter wheat stand? In this Wheat School episode, we’ve got our latest research update from the Follings Research Farm with Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson and Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with… Read More

The Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) and the advisory board for Canada’s Farm Show — formerly known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show — have decided the 2021 edition of the show is going to be held virtually. “Last year was a difficult year for everyone, globally,” says Tim Reid, president and CEO of REAL, in… Read More