Cover crops can do a number of things, such as hold soil in place, cycle nutrients, suppress weed growth, and fix nitrogen. They can also interfere with planting and seeding the next crop if not terminated properly. There are several options available for terminating cover crops: choosing species that will winterkill (most of the time!),… Read More

Farmers looking for high-speed, aggressive tillage may want to take a look at the Vaderstad Carrier XL disc harrow. In this report from Agritechnica, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin and Vaderstad’s Bernt Martensson check out the Carrier XL 725 on the trade show floor at the agriculture innovation showcase held in Hanover, Germany. “We would normally go… Read More

Austrian family-owned Pöttinger established its first dealership in Canada in 2005 and three years later opened for business in the U.S. From mowers to seeders, balers and cultivators, the agriculture implement company continues to grow in North America, setting a string of sales records on both sides of the border, says Andrew Brown, president and… Read More

Running at up to 12 mph, Amazone’s Catros-2TX trailed compact disc harrow can work at depths of 5.5 inches and leave the field with a smooth finish, ready for planting. In this report from Agritechnica, Amazone’s Jeff Schott shares how the implement, ideally suited for shallow and intensive soil mixing tillage, also has the flexibility… Read More

A good portion of Ontario is nearing the end of what has been a very mild winter. Bare and sometimes thawed ground has many farmers asking if it’s too early for clover, for frost seeding, for tillage, and for patching in wheat crops. There’s also a saying that goes, “just because you can doesn’t mean… 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

When it comes to farm equipment manufacturers, Spalding, United Kingdom-based Horizon Agricultural Machinery is a relatively new kid on the block. The company has a growing dealership across 27 countries and is making inroads into the strip till and planter market, notes Horizon’s technical lead and national agronomist Jon Myhill. With the growth of strip… 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

Winter is making itself known across all of Canada this week, after a polar vortex descended on Alberta, all the way to Ontario getting hit with snow, wind, and cold temps (for Ontario, mind you). That sparked some questions on fall-seeded crop survival, including canola, alfalfa, and wheat, which host Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson answers… Read More

Väderstad’s TopDown high intensity, multipurpose cultivator is not a new product for Canadian farmers, but the versatile tillage implement will get updates for the 2024 season, including a new design and the introduction of prescription tillage. In this report from Agritechnica 23 in Hanover, Germany, Väderstad’s Western Canada sales director Philip Korczak shares how introduction… Read More

One of the keys to the evolution and adoption of agricultural robots is to ensure the machines can meet safety standards while working autonomously. At Agritechnica ’23 in Germany, French robot manufacturer Naïo Technologies announced that its robots will now be available with augmented autonomy — what the company describes as revolutionary technology that allows… Read More

 

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