Agriculture so loaded with changing technology that it’s hard to keep pace as farmer, never mind as someone who isn’t directly involved the industry. Many of us get upset how modern agriculture can be represented as a non-technological industry. “I don’t farm like grandpa did.” Increasingly we spend time trying to explain the level of… Read More

The ability to collect machine data wirelessly from farms across Canada is starting to yield practical information that can help farmers become more efficient — evidence that takes colour out of the equation to answer questions like “what’s the optimal engine speed of my model XYZ combine during harvest?” or “should I use a fuel conditioner in my combine?”. There’s… Read More

How long does it take your tractor tires to go from high-pressure levels suitable for road cruising speed to low pressure for fieldwork? It only takes the push of a button and a few minutes if you employ a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) in your tractor explains James Crouch, Michelin’s farm segment marketing manager…. Read More

If you ask a farmer or agronomist using a drone for field scouting or other imagery-related applications what type of unit they use, chances are it’s a DJI Phantom. There are many drone manufacturers out there, but the Chinese company has a majority market share, particularly in the market for beginner units. The latest model in DJI’s… Read More

For many of us, shiny new equipment with the industry’s latest innovations are more than eye-catching — they’re drool-worthy. But, you might not have to rush out to get a new sprayer just yet. “There’s a lot of things you can actually do to increase the value of your sprayer — or the performance of… Read More

Earlier this month we brought you all the sizzle from the launch of the new Case IH 2000 Series Early Riser Planter. Now it’s time for the steak. Just after the public unveiling at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Real Agriculture’s Bernard Tobin took a tour of the new planter with Case… Read More

SeedMaster has rolled out a new tablet-based platform to help growers with seeding operations this spring. The Axis mobile monitoring system features up to eight wireless, magnetic-mount cameras for monitoring what’s happening during planting or on the road between fields. “The quality of our cameras is very sharp. It’s a 720P camera,” explains Tim Ottenbreit,… Read More

Deutz-Fahr won a silver medal last fall in the Agritechnica Innovation Awards for its “Driver Extended Eye” technology. The system consists of three cameras located behind the radiator grill on the tractor, showing blindspots in the tractor’s monitor. But it doesn’t stop there. The cameras can actually detect humans, and can intervene in the transmission… Read More

If you are looking to upgrade your farm’s drying capabilities for 2016 you can always buy the latest model dryer – or just go retro. Real Agriculture caught up with GSI’s Conditioning Applications Manager Gary Woodruff at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky to discuss what’s new in the company’s grain storage and… Read More

Real Agriculture first reported on the new Fendt 1000 Vario tractors at Agritechnica 2015 in Germany last November. Earlier this month, we were on hand for the North American debut at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. At the launch, Real Agriculture’s Bernard Tobin waded through a crowd of farmers to take a tour… Read More

With a new Vision cab, there’s lots to see in Gleaner’s new S9 Series transverse rotary combines. There’s also operator convenience delivered through the new Tyton terminal, plus modifications to the feeder house, drive electronics and drive mechanics. The S9 Series made its public debut earlier this month at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville,… Read More

Sometimes it takes someone doing it wrong to remind the rest of us of the right way. On Tuesday in Lethbridge, a hay truck forgot about height restrictions and plugged the lower side of the overpass on Mayor Magrath Drive. It has been reported that no one was injured and there was no structural damage… Read More

There’s nothing small about the annual National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Kentucky. With the equivalent of 26 acres of floor space, there’s plenty of room for agriculture’s largest tractors, combines and even what’s believed to be the world’s largest model farm. Register For Techtour LIVE – our one day conference in March “It… Read More

 

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