Category: AgriTrade ’13

TechTour: Acoustic Monitoring System “Listens” for Trouble in Your Air-Seeder

It’s been described as a stethoscope for your air-seeder and that’s actually a fairly accurate analogy for how Intelligent Agricultural Solution’s Wireless Blockage and Flow Monitoring System works. The product monitors the openers on your drill with an acoustic-based system to not only detect blockages and reduced flow rates but also give you a broad… Read more »

New Holland Offers 2014 Speedrowers

New Holland is unveiling its new 2014 Speedrowers, replacing the H8000 series, including the 130, 200 and 240 models. The changes in the new series are wide-ranging, but not unlike most new models, there is a heavy focus on operator comfort and user-friendly features. See more: How do I know when to swath canola? Still… Read more »

TechTour: Access & Manage Farm Data Anywhere with the Agri-Data Solution

Most farmers know which crops are their best money makers. Naming your most productive field is likely pretty easy, too. But do you know how profitable each field or area of a field is? If you could create a profit map by field zone, would it change the way you farm? You likely would, and,… Read more »

TechTour: Light Up the Boom to Extend the Day’s Spraying Window

The best spray application you can do is the one applied at the right time — the right leaf stage, the right point in the disease cycle, the right time of day for insect control. But weather conditions don’t always cooperate, plus with more acres to cover per farmer or sprayer, a product or products… Read more »

TechTour: Finding the Right Precision Ag Set Up for Your Farm

There likely isn’t a farmer around who’d give up their autosteer. Once technology gets integrated into the farming system, it’s more likely that you’re going to add capability, not take it away. That said, when you’re ready move past basic guidance and into true precision agriculture, where do you start? Stuart Lawrence, territory manager with… Read more »

The Case IH RB 565 Baler Offers Improved Pick-Up Width, An Overshot Feeder and More

In case you haven’t heard, there are a few new balers in town. We caught up with Cole Carling of Case IH at the Agri-Trade Exposition in Red Deer to talk about the RB 565 in particular. The baler comes in standard and premium models, with 4 and 5 bar pick-ups (respectively), an overshot feeder… Read more »

TechTour: Post & Negotiate a Grain Deal from Anywhere with FarmLead.com

Selling grain can be as easy as a phone call, but that’s the exception, not the rule. What’s more, getting a deal done usually requires a bit of back and forth to get the terms that work for your farm. The easier it is for grain buyers and grain sellers to connect and negotiate, the… Read more »

The Storm Seed Treater Offers Peristaltic Pumps, a Metering Conveyor and More

Smart technology “follows” us into our combines, sprayers and grain bins, yet when it’s time to treat seed, it’s still very much a guessing game. But there appears to be a pretty darn intellectual auger on the market. With a touch-screen input and pre-programmed recipes for Bayer CropScience seed treatment products (and the ability to… Read more »

John Deere’s New Sprayer Series with Load Command, Direct Injection & More

Imagine a machine that carries all the chemical necessary for a given field, can be filled at your water station within minutes and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your cab! Well, you don’t have to imagine anymore. John Deere is introducing the R-series of sprayers with new nomenclature and improved features… Read more »

Overwintering Grain Bags: Predator Deterrents

Choosing a location for grain bag storage is perhaps one of the most critical moves you can make in mitigating the risk of predatory damage and spoilage due to weather. But, as you well know, the responsibility doesn’t end when the grain bag is sealed. Monitoring throughout the winter months is essential in ensuring good… Read more »

TechTour: Are Farmers Married to the Sprayer?

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, the sprayer is really a multi-purpose tool on the modern farm. From pre-seed burn-off, to in-crop protection and fertility applications, to post-harvest, the sprayer rarely sits still on the farm. Because it’s involved throughout the entire growing season, the sprayer could potentially be a great place… Read more »

An Inside Look at the Case IH CVT Transmission in Action

If ever you’ve wanted to sneak a peek inside an engine’s inner workings, now’s your chance. The Case IH booth at Red Deer’s Agri-Trade event had a neat set up — a window into the whirly bits of the CVT transmission on its high horsepower tractors. Read More: See more tractor videos here. RealAgricutlure.com’s field… Read more »