Vaderstad is bringing enhanced precision capabilities to its line of Tempo planters and also adding a new model, which is now for sale in Canada. New to the line is the Tempo K, a 24-row planter with low-compaction tracks and 30-inch row spacing. It features a 150-bushel  central fill system and optional 1,500-gallon liquid carrying… Read More

From hitch pin to closing wheels, Kinze plans to introduce a new 5670 pivot fold, split-row model planter for the 2025 planting season. “It’s kind of the next member of our 5000 series family,” says Kinze product specialist Brad Niensteadt. In this report from Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas, he tells RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin that… Read More

It won’t be long before the soil is fit and planters roll into edible bean fields. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Edible Bean School, Hensall Co-op field marketer and edible bean grower Dave Louwagie shares a checklist he uses to make sure all systems are go when conditions are right for dry beans. To… Read More

When it comes to planter prep, corn is king. The simple truth is most growers spend a lot of time fine-tuning planters to ensure corn seeds are deposited at a consistent depth and are snugged into the soil after the trench is closed. But what about soybeans? Do growers spend enough time working on how… Read More

John Deere, Kinze Manufacturing, and Ag Leader Technology say they’ve reached a collaboration agreement that will make it easier for farmers to integrate their technology and equipment, while also ending a dispute over high-speed planter design patents. The agreement will allow farmers who run Kinze and Ag Leader planting and display products to “seamlessly integrate”… Read More

Precision Planting says it wants to create a new product category with its CornerStone planting system. “CornerStone really is everything but the planter bar,” says Caleb Schleder, Precision Planting’s director of technical services and support. At the Commodity Classic earlier this month in Houston, Texas, he shared how the company set out to build a… Read More

You can learn a lot about reducing tillage in 35 years. That’s the combined number of years Horst Bohner and Rob Templeman have spent leading Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) soybean research and extension efforts. On the first episode of the 2024 season of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School, OMAFRA’s current and former… Read More

Farmdroid, the autonomous seeding and weeding robot, began working Canadian soils in 2022. The solar-powered robots first landed in Canada with the ability to seed 30 different crops, including sugar beets and a range of vegetables. In this report from Agritechnica 23 at Hanover, Germany, FarmDroid’s Eddie Pederson notes that the evolving robot will now… Read More

Kubota showed off its new precision planters at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont., earlier this month. The Kubota PP1641TF is an eight-row precision planter with 30-inch spacing designed mainly for corn growers. Kubota product specialist Jeff Fuller says it’s a good fit for small- to medium-sized farms, including smaller acreage corn and soybean… Read More

The weeks following planting season — when problems that arose during planting are still top of mind and planter-related issues can be identified in the field — offer an opportunity to pro-actively perform maintenance and upgrades before parking the planter in the back of the shed. The summer months can also coincide with equipment dealer… Read More

The proof is in the plant stand when it comes to evaluating how a corn planter performed in spring. This episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School is all about grading planter performance, as we head to a field near Homewood, Man., with Breanne Rey of PRIDE Seeds and planter expert Andrew Kippen of North Valley Precision… Read More

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