A new sprayer prototype built through the collaboration of three companies, is looking to lower the cost of production and protect the environment by providing real time detection and spray application of weeds in row crops. Developed through the joint efforts of Amazone, Bosch and xarvio, SmartSprayer uses software based on economic thresholds to make… Read More

Are Ontario cash crop growers making effective use of tissue testing to enhance yield and crop performance? The answer requires a little perspective says Jack Legg, agronomist with Guelph-based SGS Agri-food Laboratories. Tissue testing, which provides an accurate measurement of the nutrients within a plant at a given time, has traditionally been used to confirm… Read More

Operating a combine in variable conditions can prove fatiguing, with constant adjustments necessary to prevent over- or under-loading the machine. A new technology from John Deere is offering the automation of that process. “It’s called predicted feed rate control,” says John Deere’s Nathan Greuel, “and it uses a combination of both cameras and satellite imagery… Read More

Canadian telecommunications company Telus has acquired a second agriculture company, Decisive Farming. Although some were keen to point out the new logo on the Decisive Farming website, including the phrase ‘powered by TELUS’ the purchase was confirmed today by Decisive Farming spokesperson, Breanne Baker. “Yes, Decisive Farming has joined the TELUS family,” she wrote in… Read More

We’ve all heard the phrase “plant to moisture,” but we’ve also seen the moisture variability that can occur within a few paces, never mind over an entire field. Precision Planting LLC is working on a technology that will take moisture variability into account, automatically adjusting drilling depth on-the-go. The system uses SmartDepth (a prototype) in… Read More

Be the change or be changed, says Nikolas Badminton, futurist and TechTour alumnus. What does that mean for agriculture? Well, according to Badminton, it means that farmers are either going to have to adapt and evolve their practices, technology, and equipment, or someone else willing to do so will be the one farming and not them…. Read More

Not all concepts exhibited at Agritechnica make it to commercialization. Instead of moving an individual piece of equipment forward, it’s usually a concept that clicks, is picked up by engineers, and moves forward. For Wes Lefroy, agricultural analyst with RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness — Australia and New Zealand, one of the most interesting aspects of… Read More

RealAgriculture’s coverage of Agritechnica 2019 is made possible by Brevant seeds. The latest technology, locally tested. Brevant seeds. Seed. Yield. Easy. In the John Deere future farming zone at Agritechnica there was much to discuss and consider about the possible future of how crop production will look. With the advancing discussion on robotics and the role that… Read More

RealAgriculture’s coverage of Agritechnica 2019 is made possible by Brevant seeds. The latest technology, locally tested. Brevant seeds. Seed. Yield. Easy. Ever since drones starting gaining more traction on farms, there have been farmers talking about whether one day drones would fill the sky, spraying crops. Think about it: no soil compaction or mechanical crop damage during… Read More