Category: Machinery

Talking to Farmers: Combine Trade-ins, Equipment Wish Lists &The End of the CWB Monopoly

Have you ever walked around a farm show and thought, “If only I had the money.” We put that question, and a few others, to a group of farmers we bribed with t-shirts  asked to participate in the latest installment of Talking to Farmers. Watch the video below to hear about how often these farmers… Read more »

Wheat School: Identifying Spray Inversion Risks & How to Avoid Drift

When it comes to spraying, earlier in the day is always better, right? Well, no. And that’s because of a often misunderstood or unknown atmospheric condition known as an inversion. Inversions happen in the absence of sunlight, and can cause disastrous spray drift issues if farmers are spraying in them. It’s not a simple concept… Read more »

Strong Yet Agile: The Agri Tech 35.7

If you’re putting off corral cleaning because it’s painfully slow in a front-wheel assist tractor, and a little sketchy in smaller tractors (they’re not actually designed to have only two wheels on the ground), the telehandlers at the Canadian Farm Progress Show might have caught your attention too. Buying a tractor or implement with only… Read more »

Use Your Combine as a Fusarium Mangement Tool

While fusarium head blight is an annual threat to winter and spring wheat crops each year in Ontario, the U.S. and parts of Western Canada, wet and humid weather can cause the disease to flourish even more than average, consuming yield and knocking down grades. This year has proven no different, and, as the winter… Read more »

Haukaas Bale Wagon & Rotating Bale Grapple Help Make Hay Stacking, Bale Grazing Easy

Canada’s Farm Progress Show is a great event to take in if you’re looking for neat new pieces of equipment to make life on the farm easier and more productive. The show even hands out awards to those inventions that offer a new way to tackle an old job. Haukaas Manufacturing, based at Mortlach, Sask.,… Read more »

Horsch Anderson Sprinter Drill Offers Simple, Low Maintenance Design

Working on engineering an existing product sometimes makes it better, but can add a layer of complexity that requires more work and maintenance. In short, simple can sometimes be better, especially when it comes to upkeep and maintenance. With that in mind, Horsch Anderson recently rolled out its simplified, independent depth control drill — the… Read more »

In the Dirt: Corn Root Mass & Development in Two Tillage Scenarios

What’s above ground is a direct reflection of what’s below when it comes to crop development, but under excellent growing conditions you may not notice significant differences between plants with good root development and those with poor development. At the onset of drought or nutrient stress, for example, you’ll start to see a difference right… Read more »

Tractor Boy Song Is A Hit For Antique Tractor Lovers – Max Armstrong

US Agriculture Radio Host, Max Armstrong has released a music video. Yes I said Max Armstrong from Farm Progress America. It is a very funny video of Max expressing his love of tractors. If you cannot see the above video, CLICK HERE

Monosem & Morris Team Up to Make a Western-Canada-Friendly Triple Shoot Planter

Interest in corn and soybeans in Western Canada is reaching a fever pitch, and thanks to some newer short season varieties for both crops farmers are seeing good results. Add in that farmers are looking for ways to stretch expensive canola seed and — ta da! — you’ve got all kinds of new interest in… Read more »

Haukaas Trailer-Mount Unload Conveyor Makes Unloading Quick & Easy

It’s the little things in life that make doing a job enjoyable — technology that works, having the right tool for the job and using equipment that is quick and easy to use. With that in mind, Haukaas Manufacturing from Mortlach, Sask., has developed several handy pieces of equipment to help on the farm, two… Read more »

Minimizing the Risk to Bees at Planting

Pollinators, including honeybees, are essential to food production all over the world. It’s why farmers are always encouraged to chose insecticides that are as pest-specific as possible and to avoid applying them when pollinators are flying. Pollinators are not just good for bumping yields, they are necessary for some crops to even set seed. Recent… Read more »

SeedMaster’s FLIP System Prevents Overlap & Seedbed Disturbance

In years gone by, seeding overlap fell into the same category as new vehicle depreciation. It was just something you didn’t think about as you drove off the lot. You still can’t do anything about losing 10 grand as you drive away from the dealership, but you do have some pretty fantastic options when it… Read more »

Silage Isn’t Just a Rescue Operation — Planning for Silage Success w/ Ray Bittner

There are times when high quality high just isn’t in the cards. In fact, sometimes the weather makes even attaining low quality hay nearly impossible. It’s times like these that some farmers choose to turn too-wet hay into silage or haylage. The downside there, however, is that quality has already been lost — had you… Read more »

The Tempo Planter Steps up Planting Speed with Precision

Bigger or faster? It’s a question that pops up from time to time when it comes to farm equipment (like, always). Our recent discussion with Dr. Tom Wolf brought up the issue with regard to spraying, but what about planting? Not everyone has a piece of land that an ultra-wide seeder or planter will work… Read more »

The Morris 9 series Air Cart Packed with Farmer-Friendly Features

The Morris slogan is “We hear you” and with the recently unveiled Morris Razr disc drill and the new 9 series Air Carts, it’s clear they do. RealAgriculture’s Debra Murphy was on the grounds before  Canada’s Farm Progress Show to see the new equipment. In this video, Garth Massie, corporate agronomist for Morris Industries, describes the numerous improvements in… Read more »