One thing this wet spring has taught most of the western Canadian farmers is that maybe canola growers are leaving way too much canola in the field to grow as volunteer the next crop year. Canola volunteers have been very prevalent in the field and one of the ways that this can be minimized is… Read More
The Western Canadian wet weather has proved many challenges but one things is certain, soil compaction is going to be a massive challenge to manage depending on your soil type. The upcoming fall may even bring the strongest of no-tillers to the dark side for one season and force them to till the ground to… Read More
I am intrigued by neat and cool ideas. While at the Farm Progress Show in Regina, I encountered a really interesting simple marketing concept that gives farmers the opportunity to evaluate machinery more accurately. Versatile is traveling across North America on the Versatile Power Drive 2010. Essentially this is an opportunity for farmers and ranchers… Read More
In the United States grain carts have been very popular for quite some time. In Canada they are really catching on and becoming more common. As explained to me by Shawn Berry, Territory Manager, Unverferth, the grain cart provides increased productivity to the farm because the combine never stops to unload the hopper. Unloading on… Read More
Seeding equipment continues to get larger and larger which allows for more acres to be covered in a day. Even with the larger equipment some farmers still find it hard to control the speed of the tractor just so they can say that they covered so many acres in a day. Everyone needs to remember… Read More
Buying a combine has become a much larger decision than in the past. Combines are a piece of equipment that you use only in the fall but are incredibly important to getting the crop in the bin. Like most pieces of machinery they have become more sophisticated although the threshing concept is still based on… Read More
I have seen some of my grandfather Mehalko’s old farming photos where they were seeding with twelve foot drills. That twelve foot drill had a relatively inaccurate rate seeding tool and it was fairly difficult to manage depth. All of this and not to mention the open cab. I visited the SeedHawk booth to check… Read More
Treating your seed has become much more popular through the years as products become safer for the user and the environment. No longer looked upon as snake oil by farmers, seed treatments provide another form of insurance to getting a great yield. Whether it is corn, soybeans, canola or cereals, farmers are seeing the benefits…. Read More
I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked Sarah Foster from 20/20 Seed Labsabout how they are finding lower germination results in peas this winter due to glyphosate damage. It is essential that you test your saved seed before you make any plans on planting. Planting high quality seed is critical to giving yourself… Read More
I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked to Shawn Lunn from Michelin Tire about some of the ways that tire manufacturers are trying to reduce the amount of soil compaction.
I was at AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday and I talked to Dave Bergen from GEN Manufacturing about some of the key things a farmer should keep in mind when deciding to use single shoot or double shoot openers.
Its fall time and that means only one thing…… It’s harvest time. Harvest time is all about long hours, teamwork and lots of windshield time. To make sure that everyone is prepared I have embedded on of my harvest videos from YouTube which was produced by FarmallDiesel a farmer from Wisconsin. This video incorporates great… Read More
By: Garth Donald of Dynagra The new seeding equipment was hot off the press at the Western Farm Progress Show two weeks ago in Regina. The biggest thing to come out for this next season is from Seed Hawk with their sectional control. Seed Hawk along with Raven industries have come up with a sectional… Read More
Now that seeding is sort of underway across North America I thought I would highlight some YouTube videos that different famers have put together showcasing their seeding efforts. As you watch the videos you can see the pride that each has in their hard work and most importantly the color of the equipment. I would… Read More
Before you ever leave the farm yard you better must make sure that your drill is ready for planting. Too many farmers across North America don’t go through the final checks to make sure that canola planting will be a success. In this video Matt Stanford from the Canola Council of Canada walks us through… Read More