Curious, enthusiastic and sceptical farmers welcomed Dot Technology Corp (Dot) to eastern Canada this week as the company rolled out an autonomous row crop planter prototype at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Dot has been a Western Canada phenomenon as Norbert Beaujot, founder of Saskatchewan-based SeedMaster Manufacturing and Dot Technology Corp, has quickly created a buzz… Read More

Making its eastern Canada debut, Dot — along with SeedMaster — will unveil a new prototype for a planter at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, at Woodstock, Ont., September 10 to 12. “When Dot first launched, we had many farmers asking when they would see an autonomous planter added to our lineup,” says Norbert Beaujot, founder… Read More

Horsch is making its first foray into the mounted row crop planter market. Earlier this month at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky, the North Dakota-based manufacturer rolled out its all-new Maestro RC series mounted row crop planters. In this video, Horsch product manager Jeremy Hughes notes that the Maestro RC features new technologies… Read More

John Deere has redesigned and renamed its air drill for small grains. The N500C Air Drill features some significant changes that aim to give producers easier access, greater accuracy, and control. RealAgriculture caught up with Hanna Moore, John Deere sales and marketing representative, at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky, where she outlined the… Read More

Kinze continues its push to bring innovation to the narrow row planter market with the planned launch of its new 4700 planter set for 2020. Last week at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky, Kinze service manager Phil Jennings provided a peek at the technology and innovation growers can expect in the first 36-row/20-inch… Read More

Planting depth, down force, row cleaners and closing wheels — they’re all key considerations when setting up your planter, says corn agronomy guru Ken Ferrie. At the CropSmart 2019 conference held at Kitchener, Ont., last week, Ferrie, the driving force behind Crop-Tech, one of North America’s leading independent agronomy firms, spent almost seven hours sharing… Read More

It’s time for corn growers to take a hard look at variable rate planting. That was agronomist Pat Lynch’s message to growers as they watched variable rate planters in action at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) in Woodstock, Ontario. In this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, Lynch says the ability to adjust seed population while… Read More

What’s the gap between your soybean seeding rate and final stand count? It’s a key management consideration if growers want to get a handle on what’s happening in their fields and increase yields, says Syngenta agronomic sales rep Marijke Van Andel. When growers discover there’s a 20 percent gap between seeds planted and the final… Read More