Deere & Company has reached a deal to provide a precision agriculture competitor with products from the planting equipment company it’s in the process of buying. If Deere completes its acquisition of Precision Planting from Monsanto’s Climate Corporation, it will provide Ag Leader with licenses and technology to manufacture and sell Precision Planting’s SpeedTube, and… Read More

When it comes to cover crops, there are many equipment and planting options. But regardless of the tools you choose, seeding at the right depth and achieving an even spread pattern are key for success. In this video, Real Agriculture’s resident agronomist Peter Johnson visits the Elgin Soil and Crop Improvement Association field demonstration day… Read More

Many curious farmers got their first look at Clean Seed Capital’s new CX-6 SmartSeeder in action at Ag in Motion at Langham, Saskatchewan. The unique seeding technology was on display in the seeding demonstrations alongside other brands used in Western Canada. As Colin Rosengren explains in the video below, they’ve finally reached the commercialization stage… Read More

SeedMaster is bringing some of its seeding technology to the application of granular herbicides and fertilizer. The Emerald Park, Saskatchewan-based company debuted its 70′ Nova Flex granular applicator bar at Canada’s Farm Progress Show ’16 in Regina. As research manager Owen Kinch explains in this video, the unit connects to SeedMaster’s Nova cart, either tow behind or… Read More

If agriculture wants to reduce the potential impact neonicotinoid seed treatments have on pollinators, it has to modify standard vacuum planters. That’s the verdict from Ridgetown College, University of Guelph researcher Dr. Art Schaafsma. “Essentially, what we’ve created is a drift problem,” says Schaafsma, who spoke publicly about his research for the first time last… Read More

Carrying 9,000 US gallons of liquid fertilizer, CW Mowat Manufacturing, based near New Norway, Alberta, has built what might be the largest single-frame liquid caddy in the world. The FLC 9000 ST was on display at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina earlier this month, on its way to a customer in southern Saskatchewan. When… Read More

Langbank, Saskatchewan-based equipment manufacturer Seed Hawk debuted a new metering system for its air carts at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last week. The company hopes to put the plugging problems associated with its iCon seeding system to rest with the release of the Fenix III, a metering unit designed by Seed Hawk’s Swedish parent company, Vaderstad…. Read More

A Western Canadian equipment manufacturer is taking the land-roller, increasingly used to push stones into the ground and flatten soil ridges to make harvest easier, and adding several other functions to accomplish more with each pass. Ag Shield Manufacturing added a leveling blade on the front of its roller for removing mole hills and small… Read More

Japanese tractor company Kubota has announced a deal to purchase Salina, Kansas-based equipment-maker Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. Kubota will acquire 100 percent of Great Plains’ shares for a stock price of approximately US$430 million, subject to provisions in the agreement. The deal expands on a North American alliance Kubota had with Great Plains’ turf and… Read More

Three engineering students from the University of Regina won an international ag robotics competition in Indiana last week. The agBOT Challenge saw teams compete to build the most efficient, unmanned seeder, capable of planting two different varieties in half-mile passes while maintaining control and providing data back to the operator (see the lengthy and impressive list of expectations… Read More

 

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