Category: Machinery

Cropweek 2012 – New Holland Offers SmartTrax System to Provide Wider Harvest Windows

At this year’s Crop Production Week Show in Saskatoon, we got to take a look at New Holland’s new SmartTrax track system. The system offers producers a number of benefits, the first of which is more power to the ground. The tracks offer a boost in pulling and climbing power when travelling or pulling larger… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – 2012 Tier 4 Case IH Combine

This year at the Crop Production Week Show in Saskatoon, we got to take a look at the 2012 Case IH Tier 4 Combine. The latest improvements on the machine are focused mainly on the engine. Fuel economy and power have been improved which is sure to be a major consideration for farmers thinking of… Read more »

Camera Monitoring Systems on the Farm Help Farmers Feel Secure and Improve Efficiency

An extra set of eyes can come in handy for the farmer that has to be everywhere at once. Several sets are even better. Camera monitoring equipment offers just that to farmers who would like to be several places at once or would just like the peace of mind of being able to check up… Read more »

Crop Catcher Offers Producers a Simple Way to Avoid Leaving Crops In the Field

We talked before about the spirit of invention and innovation that’s prevalent among Saskatchewan farmers. It seems as though they’re always tinkering with something in the shop or modifying something they bought. I don’t know if it’s long winters with nothing else to do or a lack of equipment or machinery that really suits their… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Michels Industries Combine Hopper Cover Helps Protect Your Crop

There are almost always times during harvest where you’re racing to beat some weather event. You’re either combining through what you hope is a short period of rain or in some cases, sadly, snow, and you’re forced to shut down and wait it out or shut down until next morning. You don’t want to get… Read more »

Apache Sprayer Showcases Comfort & Efficiency

Machinery is the major draw at most farm shows. Everyone loves to see the newest and the best from every company on the trade show floor. This year at Cropweek 2012’s Crop Production Week portion of the show, we saw just that. At this years show we saw everything from the worlds largest grain cart… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Agremote Systems Offers Help for the One-Man Farm

During the busiest times of year, farmers are spread pretty thin. There are times when good help, or any help at all is hard to find. There are also times when you need another person as a helping hand for that “one little job” that is a major pain to do by yourself. Lining up… Read more »

Corn School – Is Soil Tilth the Key to Unlocking 300 Bushel Corn?

New technologies have pushed corn yields into areas previously thought unreachable. The newest milestone being looked at is the 300 bushel mark. Many in the agriculture industry still think it’s a possibility. The issue is finding the missing part of the puzzle to unlock that potential. There have been great advancements in the areas of… Read more »

Wheat School: The Importance of a Timely Harvest – Phil Needham

With the Western Canadian winter wheat harvest about to begin, extra attention needs to be paid to harvest timing. When to swath, when to straight cut and when to combine are integral decisions to your profitability. The biggest threat to your harvest tends to be the weather. Wet weather can greatly impact quality if you… Read more »

Ep 1 — Why Should I Buy It? — Combines

This is the first episode of a new segment here at RealAgriculture we call ” Why Should I Buy It?”. In this new series we give manufacturers two minutes or less to tell us why we should buy their product. The first product we take aim at is combines. At the Canola Council of Canada’s… Read more »

Wheat School: Minimizing Harvest Losses – Les Hill, P.A.M.I.

As commodity prices continue to rise, efficiency at harvest becomes increasingly important. Producers want to minimize loss in every area possible. Harvest is one area farmers can take control of when it comes to increasing efficiency. Depending on how the combine is adjusted and the crop type, some farmers can lose up to 5 bushels… Read more »

Controlled Traffic Farming Year 2 – Steve Laroque

If you talk about controlled traffic farming in Alberta, you’ll only come up with a handful of names of farmers involved in the practice. Steve Laroque is one of those farmers. We talked to Steve a while back about his involvement in controlled traffic farming and why he thought it had the potential to fit… Read more »

Morris Offers Input Control With a Mechanical Drive System

When you’re looking at controlling costs on the farm, the issue of overlapping with seed and fertilizer can be a big one. Especially in crops like canola, over seeding and over application of fertilizer can have a very negative impact on growth and development and end up being very costly for the farmer. Controlling that… Read more »