Great Plains is expanding the capacity and efficiency of its BD7600 box drill lineup with the addition of a 50-foot model. Two years after the initial roll-out of the BD7600, the company is now offering its largest model size with several enhancements, including hydraulic drive with DrillCommand capabilities, an exclusive metering system, and a durable, field-tested design. Now… Read More

With strong farm commodity demand and high crop prices, confident farmers attending the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) at Louisville, Kentucky in February look to be eager to replace equipment and upgrade technology. In this interview from the floor of the NFMS, Kurt Coffey, Case IH vice president for North America, tells RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin that the Association… Read More

Based on historical trade data, Canada’s agricultural manufacturers could be among the businesses most affected by the federal government’s decision to cancel permits for exports to Russia as part of its package of sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. On Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly indicated the cancellation of export permits would affect approximately… Read More

A cereal, oilseed, and even pulse drill, the Ultra SR 60 foot air drill from SeedMaster is an all-in-one complete unit, the company says. It has a 750-bushel capacity and uses the Ultra-Pro II metering system for both fertilizer and seed says Duane Kent, territory manager at SeedMaster. “This is kind of a new concept… Read More

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

 

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