What if you could just point your phone at a weed and the phone would tell you what you were looking at? At one time it was a huge breakthrough to be able to take a picture of a weed and send a text message to an agronomist. It still is in fact, but sometimes… Read More

Farmers are always thinking of ways to be more efficient: why make two or three passes through the field if you only need one? Degelman developed its Pro-Till to work land that had to be brought into shape, but farmers started asking if they could do more with this piece of equipment, explains Laird McLeod,… Read More

Grain carts have traditionally been built to unload on the left side to avoid having the cart auger contact unload augers on combines, which are also mounted on the left side. But there’s a benefit to right-side unloading that has led many farmers in Australia to switch sides and a Manitoba-based manufacturer to introduce right-side… Read More

It was a warm few days of visiting, walking around, and watching farm equipment in action, as thousands of people from the agriculture community met in a field along Highway 16 northwest of Saskatoon this week for the 2018 edition of Ag in Motion (AIM). The hot weather certainly put a premium on any space… Read More

On Thursday’s show, from Ag in Motion near Langham, Saskatchewan: Adjust your clocks accordingly — we are going to be moving to 4:30-5:30 eastern on Rural Radio in a week. Federal cabinet shuffle — MacAulay remains ag minister, while Jim Carr takes over trade — what does this mean for ag? James Humphries of Bayer… Read More

It’s day 1 of Ag in Motion at Langham, Saskatchewan, and on today’s show (from the Maxim Truck and Trailers exhibit): Today’s ag news, including reports of an imminent cabinet shuffle in Ottawa and Clean Seed buying Harvest International Todd Wilcox of Maxim Truck and Trailer (pictured above) Trent Meyer, Hi-Tec Profiles, on the impact… Read More

It’s just a little dirt or grease and a bit of sunlight, how much harm can it do? When it comes to pulling strength, the elements can take a toll on the ability of tow straps to do their two-part job — to not break and to minimize the risk of human injury when pulling… Read More

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

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

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

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

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