Category: Ag in Motion

Not too high, not too low — Bayer’s canola seeding rate findings

Canola has been referred to as the “Cinderella of the Prairies,” but the story of Goldilocks might also be relevant. Specifically when it comes to the discussion in the canola community lately about ideal plant populations — not too high, not too low, but just right. The Canola Council of Canada has developed a target… Read more »

Manage your grain with confidence with OPI Blue

Farmers invest a lot to produce a crop, from before the seed hits the ground through to the harvest. With all the investment and technology that goes into producing a crop, why stop short when the grain hits the bin?  Some of the most successful farmers are using technology to ensure they have the information they… Read more »

APAS young farmers looking to break mental health stigma

Mental health has been in the agriculture spotlight lately, with a push to break the stigma that often surrounds mental health. And the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan’s Young Agricultural Producers (or YAP) committee is hoping to keep the conversation going. Danny Ottenbreit, southeast Saskatchewan farmer and co-chair of the YAP committee, was in the… Read more »

Keeping nitrogen available in the root zone

Nitrogen in the soil is available to plants in two forms: ammonium (NH4) and nitrate (N03). The problem with nitrate is, unlike ammonium, it’s a negatively-charged ion that’s not attracted to soil particles or soil organic matter. Nitrate is also water soluble, so it can easily move out of a crop’s rooting zone to places… Read more »

Taking risk out of climbing grain bins

It’s hard to say how many injuries occur or work hours are lost on North American farms due to falls while climbing grain bins. They don’t all get reported or talked about, but there are many anecdotal stories of people getting hurt, or narrowly escaping injury. Whether checking grain condition, opening or closing lids, or… Read more »

Pulse School: Deciding whether to desiccate

As the hot, dry weather continues across much of the prairies, many growers are wondering “do I even need to desiccate my pulse crops?” It’s not always easy to know what the benefits of desiccation are (or aren’t) in your peas and lentils, and in this Pulse School episode, Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy specialist with Saskatchewan… Read more »

Pulse School: A look at how pulses are faring in dry conditions

Mother Nature has given the prairies many different crop conditions this year, and Saskatchewan is no exception to this rule. For the most part, Saskatchewan pulse growers are seeing very dry conditions, although this has helped keep disease levels down, notes Sherrilyn Phelps, agronomy specialist with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, in this latest Pulse School episode…. Read more »

Norbert Beaujot’s vision for DOT

The launch of the autonomous DOT Power Platform this week was the result of a three year quest to make farm equipment more efficient in the context of the labour shortage in farming, says Norbert Beaujot. The U-shaped robot is attracting plenty of attention at Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan, with crowds watching as… Read more »

T’Ag, You’re It: Campaign Urges Action to Raise Ag Awareness

Maintaining public trust in the way food is produced has become a top priority, not just for farmers, but for the entire agriculture sector, including the seed industry. “Right through the whole value chain, we have to get involved. We’re a small sector in Canada now…and to have our voice heard against the activists who… Read more »

Iowa-Based Company Brings Central Tire Inflation to North America

If you’ve been drooling over the tire inflation technology available overseas, you’re in luck. Precision Inflation, LLC, is bringing that technology — the ability to change tire pressures from the seat — to North America. “So this technology has been in use in Europe for about 25 years, and 5 years ago, I started bringing… Read more »

Versatile Unveils “Adaptable and Rugged” Vertical Tillage Unit

It’s “adaptable and rugged,” and, it’s on the market. The Viking, Versatile’s brand new vertical tillage unit, was unveiled in July, at Ag in Motion, just outside of Saskatoon, SK. “It’s designed to aggressively chop, cut and size residue, and mix it into that top one, two, three inches of soil,” explains Trevor Jubenville, in… Read more »

Pöttinger’s Terrasem Integrates Seedbed Prep, Consolidation and Drilling

A unique, European drill caught the eyes of Ag in Motion delegates this year, just outside of Saskatoon. Though much smaller than many of its competitors — hitting widths between 3 and 9 metres (9.8 and 29.5ft) — the Pöttinger Terrasem packs quite a punch, with the integration of seedbed preparation, consolidation and drilling. “So you’re getting… Read more »

CX-6 SmartSeeder Reaches Commercialization Stage

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 »

Monsanto Focusing on Microbials and Proving They Work

The number of microbial products on the market has skyrocketed in the last few years, as companies invest in understanding interactions between soil bugs and crops. “There’s a lot of attention on microbials right now. All the big ag companies have a microbial division. It’s an exciting to be involved in biologicals,” notes Jon Treloar,… Read more »

Self-Propelled Mixers Pick Up and Dispense Feed, All-In-One

An Alberta company has started making self-propelled feed processors that can load, mix and dispense feed for cattle, all with the same machine. Several European and Middle Eastern companies have introduced the concept to North America over the last few years, but Supreme International at Wetaskiwin is the first domestic company to go into full production of self-propelled, self-loading mixers, explains… Read more »