After bringing its first prototype to Canada in 2020, Horsch is into full production with its Leeb VL sprayer for North America. Several features with the Leeb are designed to maximize the hours the sprayer can run every year, including days when wind is not cooperating, says Mike Wasylyniuk, Horsch’s sprayer product manager, in the… Read More

The world’s largest electronics manufacturer is preparing to build tractors. Foxconn, a Taiwan-based company that has supplied and assembled products for Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many other brands, has signed a contract manufacturing agreement with Monarch Tractor — a California-based company that is planning to mass produce small, driver-optional, electric tractors. The agreement, which was… Read More

A Saskatchewan-based company that builds 6500 bushel mobile field bins says the concept — still relatively new to North America — is gaining traction among farms of all sizes. The fall of 2022 will mark the third harvest for Vale Industries’ Grain Giant, which is built at the company’s factory along the Trans-Canada Highway at… Read More

The same batteries that power electric cars could be used to move crops, as Convey-All debuted a prototype battery-powered conveyor at the 2022 Ag in Motion farm show. The “Volt” conveyor features 36 batteries and output equivalent to 30 horsepower, explains Gerald Unrau, product manager with Convey-All/Meridian Manufacturing, in the interview below. Under full load,… Read More

An Edmonton-based autonomous agriculture start-up is developing a camera-based system that allows self-driving tractors to recognize and respond to changes in their surroundings. Mojow Autonomous Solutions was incorporated in early 2020. “We’ve developed an autonomous navigation and control kit that uses a camera for its main sensor,” explains founder and CEO Owen Kinch. “It allows… Read More

The drill market in Western Canada has a new entrant, which is sure to catch people’s eye not only due to its bright green colour, but its unique transport folding system. The K-Hart Industries Spyder drill has been undergoing testing over the last few years and is officially for sale as of 2022, notes Ken… Read More

Water hardness is a factor that needs to be considered when spraying, especially when it comes to glyphosate. The high amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in hard water will tie up weak acid salts such as glyphosate, making it ineffective at killing weeds, and potentially increasing the risk of weeds developing herbicide resistance, explains Kim… Read More

The Bank of Canada surprised many this week, announcing a 100 basis-point increase in its interest rate. The market expected a 75 basis-point increase, and there was discussion of it being lower, not higher. Increasing interest rates are designed to curb inflation, which is climbing at an incredible rate. We want to know: what impact… Read More

 

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