Category: Big Iron ’15

Seletron System Offers Individual Nozzle and Pressure Control

Individual nozzle control is becoming a reality, or at least an option, when it comes to applying pesticides with precision. Although they don’t have a major presence in Canada, Italian spraying technology manufacturer Arag has been selling its Seletron control system for several years. With individual nozzles that are automatically activated by a GPS-linked controller in the cab,… Read more »

Tier 4B, Intellifill and Cab Comfort — New Holland Updates Forage Cruiser Line

New Holland has upped the ante on its Forage Cruiser line for model year 2016. The line has five models, with the smallest (the FR480) listed at 476hp and the top model (FR850) at 824hp. The line has seen the replacement of the engines in the smaller models, now Tier 4B compliant with ECOBlue He-eSCR technology. The… Read more »

“Bruce Lee” versus the Polar Vortex — Which Pattern Will Determine Winter Weather for the Upper Midwest and Canadian Prairies?

The developing El Nino weather system that’s been nicknamed “Bruce Lee” for its strength and “Godzilla” for the destruction it could cause has become the biggest weather story in North America. The U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has said it could be the strongest El Nino since NOAA started tracking the Pacific weather phenomenon in the 1950s… Read more »

A Tale of Two Markets — Do Corn Prices Have More Upside Potential Than Soybeans?

Corn and soybean futures have trended lower since mid-summer, but with harvest in the early stages, at least one analyst thinks the lows might be in for corn while soybean values have further to fall. Bryan Doherty, senior market advisor with Wisconsin-based Stewart-Peterson, shared his market outlook at Big Iron in Fargo, North Dakota on… Read more »

TWORA — Outdoor Farm Shows, New Crop Marketing & Satellite-Based Yield Estimates — Sept 17

From the Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock to Big Iron in Fargo and across Canada, here’s this week’s update on harvest, markets and Canadian farm news: Poll: Indoor or Outdoor? Which Farm Shows are Best? Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS