There’s a new farm equipment brand based in Western Canada following the acquisition of Morris Equipment Ltd. by Rite Way Mfg. Co. Morris and Rite Way have announced the launch of a new parent company — Superior Farms Equipment Ltd. (or SFE, for short). Rite Way and Morris will continue operating under the new parent… 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

Canadian farmers who run Väderstad planters will see something familiar when they look closely at the company’s new Proceed V seed drill. The tillage and seeding company has been working on the Proceed V for several years and when it starts production in 2025 it will feature the Gilstring seed meter — it’s currently used… Read More

A Canadian seeding success is heading overseas, as Vaderstad is bringing its Seed Hawk air drill to European farms for 2024. In this report from Agritechnica ’23 in Hanover, Germany, Vaderstad’s Bernt Martensson explains how the company has modified the machine to fit the specific needs of smaller European farms. In Canada, the air seeder… Read More

Linamar Corporation says it has completed its previously-announced purchase of Saskatchewan-based agricultural manufacturer Bourgault Industries, as of February 1. As part of the deal, Linamar has acquired 100 per cent of the equity in Bourgault, including the main seeder operations in St. Brieux, Sask., as well as hay handling and livestock feeding equipment-maker Highline Manufacturing… Read More

Large seed capacity and the ability to fold into a three-metre (about 10-foot) travelling width are two key features of the new Efecta CM 1200 air seeder from Bednar. In this report from Agritechnica, the company’s business director, Jan Bednar, explains how operators can manage seed flows from the two 6,000-litre tanks and monitor seed… Read More

Helping farmers prep soil and seed crops in small spring planting windows is the driving force behind a new harrow and seeder combination for Kuhn. In this report from Agritechnica, Kuhn product line manager David Hild explains how European farmers who fall plow typically utilize two separate machines — a power harrow followed by a… Read More

Linamar Corporation is set to acquire Bourgault Industries Ltd. of St. Brieux, Saskatchewan, for C$640 million. Linamar’s existing agricultural brands include harvesting specialist MacDon and tillage and crop nutrition expert Salford. The company says that buying Bourgault positions Linamar to increase its market position as it now possesses a full lineup of products in the… 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

The latest farm technology doesn’t always come in the form of a new tractor, planter, or combine. Quite often a precision ag upgrade can take equipment to a new level to help farmers reduce inputs or have a significant impact on yield. At the 2023 Farm Progress Show at Decatur, Illinois, John Deere rolled out… Read More

As slow-release products and split applications become more common in the pursuit of fertilizer efficiency, it’s important to understand the timing of when a crop needs those nutrients to avoid situations where fertilizer that’s been applied is not available when the plants need it. The agronomy team at Manitoba equipment dealer Enns Brothers is in… Read More

 

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