What makes a rubber cow mat unique? For German manufacturer Huber Technik it comes down to the fact that their rubber never meets the road. In this report from the 2024 Canadian Dairy XPO at Stratford, Ont., the company’s owner Veronika Kamm says Huber Technik’s stall mattresses are made from only new tire compounds. “Our… Read More

Canadian potato growers will have a new weapon in the fight against rhizoctonia and black scurf for 2024. AZteroid FC fungicide uses precision chemistry to deliver systemic, long-lasting control of diseases in a wide range of crops, but is registered for only potatoes in Canada, says Vive Crop Protection marketing and communications manager Emily Roden…. Read More

For Brenda Simeon, it all started when her father decided he wanted a farm sign. He had seen signs while travelling in Western Canada and decided it was time to make one for his own farm in Ontario. That sign went up 40 years ago and launched a business that now sees Simeon crafting and… Read More

In 2019, John Deere’s eAutoPowr concept arrived at Agritechnica touting the potential of the world’s first electric variable transmission. That year, the new transmission concept, developed through a partnership with Joskin, won Agritechnica’s gold innovation award. Fast forward to Agritechnica ’23 and eAutoPowr was again attracting throngs of farmers at the innovation show’s John Deere… Read More

Fendt’s E-Vario weeder concept presents a weeder that is optimized for combining with an electrically powered tractor. What happens after a company develops an electric tractor and makes plans to bring it to market? In the case of the Fendt e107 V Vario tractor, which made its public debut at Agritechnica, one of the jobs… 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

It wasn’t the biggest new tractor roll-out at Agritechnica, but the Valtra S Series certainly attracted its fair share of attention thanks to a unique combination of size and technology. The Valtra S Series is a sixth generation tractor from the Finnish manufacturer, which operates plants in Finland and Brazil. Models range from 280 to… Read More

There’s no timetable for its arrival, but when it does hit farm fields Steyr expects its hybrid CVT to pack a powerful punch. In this report from Agritechnica, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin and CNH Industrial business manager Marco Otten discuss how Steyr plans to place significant power, speed and manoeuvrability at the tractor operator’s command. In… Read More

Geopolitics, interest rates, currency fluctuations, market demand and the weather — there’s much for farmers to consider when making business decisions in a volatile market. Meteorologist and market analyst Shawn Hackett says it’s important for farmers to have a good understanding of all the factors that can impact prices to build effective marketing strategy. At… Read More

Massey Ferguson plans to deliver the most powerful tractor it has ever produced for fall 2024. The MF 9S Series includes six models with power ranging from 285 to 425 horsepower. The tractor drew plenty of eyeballs at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany. Beyond the power boost, the manufacturer also says it’s the most straightforward tractor… Read More

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