How could precision planting technology impact Ontario winter wheat yields? Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs cereals specialist Joanna Follings and RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson are back with a final report on precision planting trials Follings conducted on her home farm at Ayr, Ont. RealAgriculture first visited the site in September 202o when… Read More

AGCO has introduced the Massey Ferguson VE series planters. The new planters come in rigid or folding-frame, narrow transport or track planters, which offers growers straightforward, dependable, durable planters that deliver consistent, accurate seed placement for optimum yields, says AGCO. Kirby Woods, product specialist at AGCO, says that the new planter line-up has refreshed styling,… Read More

SeedMaster’s new 24-foot toolbar with 12-inch spacing is a nice small drill that would make a great fit for a livestock producer who wants precise seed placement, the company says. Duane Kent, territory manager at SeedMaster, says the unit has all the bells and whistles as the larger unit including the tried and true dual-knife… Read More

Clean Seed has launched its SMART Seeder MAX/MAX-S marketing and is preparing to showcase the technology at some major U.S. ag tech trade shows. Clean Seed’s SMART Seeder MAX seeding tools feature electronic metering and software control, enabling row-by-row variable rate technology. Graeme Lempriere, chief executive officer of Clean Seed, says the company is preparing… Read More

AGCO-Amity, the joint-venture that manufactures and sells seeding and tillage equipment under the brand names of Concord, Wil-Rich, and Wishek, has been bought by Sweden-based Väderstad. Väderstad, which owns and builds Seed Hawk equipment at Langbank, Saskatchewan, says it has acquired 100 per cent of the AGCO-Amity Joint Venture (AAJV) and will be fully integrating… Read More

Will precision planting pay when it comes to winter wheat yield? How do things like down force and row spacing contribute to a more uniform winter wheat stand? In this Wheat School episode, we’ve got our latest research update from the Follings Research Farm with Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson and Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with… Read More

Clean Seed Capital Group has entered into an agreement to lease a new custom build facility at Saskatoon, Sask. The flagship 16,000 square foot facility will be home to the assembly of the SMART Seeder MAX-S and related electronics systems, and will serve as the sales and customer experience infrastructure, and provide dealer support and related research… Read More

It’s been a few years since DOT, the autonomous farm robot now owned by Raven Industries, made waves in the ag industry. Now that it’s had a chance to run, how does it fare in the field? Daniel Stefner, fourth year Bachelor of Applied Science agribusiness major student at Olds College, recently joined Shaun Haney… Read More

It’s been more than 30 years since Caterpillar launched the first tracked tractor for farming. A lot has changed since those first basic tracks and under carriages rolled into farm fields. Most of those early tractors were in the 200 to 400 horsepower range. In the past decade however, many of those smaller tractors are… Read More