Category: Canada’s Farm Progress Show ’13

North America Welcomes the Horsch Maestro Planter

Horsch has been selling the Maestro planter for over two years in Europe, and now, with a few minor adjustments, Horsch has catered the outfit to its North American cliental. The unit, ISOBUS-compatible, holds up to 1,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer and is available with 12 or 24 rows on 30 inch spacing. Besides being equipped… Read more »

Dutch AirGuard Puts the Brakes on Seed Speed to Limit Bounce

Air seeders can be tough on seed — the amount of air needed to push seed and fertilizer all the way to the openers can be tough to get just right, and, to avoid plugs or bridging, can sometimes run a little high, causing seed to bounce out of the furrow. Dutch Industries has developed… Read more »

Get Reacquainted with the Wick Weeder

Those farmers involved in forage seed production are likely quite familiar with a wick weeder — a unit that uses chemical-soaked rope to deliver herbicide to weeds towering above the crop. But, increasingly, wick weeders are being used in more conventional operations as well in pulse crops, where herbicide options are sometimes limited, and even… Read more »

The Wireless Capability & Big Capacity of the Meridian 1050 Seed Tender

Saving time on seeder and planter fills can translate to covering a good chunk of more acres in a day, plus there’s the added bonus of fewer man hours needed per day, if you can get your planting set up just right. Meridian Industries’ 1050 Seed Tender is one piece of equipment that was designed… Read more »

Hypro Express Nozzle Endcap Saves on Product, Eases Boom Cleanout

Choosing nozzles, comparing spray patterns and carefully setting water volume are all ways to improve the efficacy of products applied in-crop. Add to this GPS-equipped sprayers and variable rate application programs, and spraying can be one precise business. Until you reach the end of the field or spray zone and nozzles continue to spray even… Read more »

Blocked Nozzle or Overflow Alerts Via the TeeJet Sentry 6140 Tip Flow Monitor

Perhaps the only thing more irritating than a plugged run at seeding is a blocked nozzle at spraying. While proper sprayer maintenance can help decrease the incidence of plugged or broken nozzles, nozzle monitoring systems are a great way to instantly know whether you’re over or under applying product. At this year’s Farm Progress Show,… Read more »

Versatile’s ML950 Features ALIVE Technology

Versatile unveiled the ML series air drills in 2012. These drills features technology that incorporates: “Accurate seed placement with Level, Independent openers for uncompromised Vertical Emergence of crops,” or, “ALIVE” technology. The drills focus on providing an accurate and consistent seed placement based on the angle of the parallel linkage on the gauge wheels compared… Read more »

Monosem’s Twin Row Planter Narrows Corn Rows, Keeps 30″ Centre

While there is increased interest in narrow row corn both north and south of the Canadian border, the harvest equipment required for 15″ row corn isn’t exactly the norm. Sure, the Geringhoff header may one day mean row width doesn’t matter, but in the interim, 30″ centres are the norm. In response to the interest… Read more »

Handi-Hopper Makes Positioning Augers Easy, Saves Messes & Spills

How does your auger hopper look? Does it need a few more rolls of duct tape and a couple more square bales to keep it in service? If you think auger hoppers are in desperate need of a re-design you are not alone. Cue Hoffart Services, based at Odessa, Sask., who thought it was about… Read more »

Talking to Farmers: Combine Trade-ins, Equipment Wish Lists &The End of the CWB Monopoly

Have you ever walked around a farm show and thought, “If only I had the money.” We put that question, and a few others, to a group of farmers we bribed with t-shirts  asked to participate in the latest installment of Talking to Farmers. Watch the video below to hear about how often these farmers… Read more »

Strong Yet Agile: The Agri Tech 35.7

If you’re putting off corral cleaning because it’s painfully slow in a front-wheel assist tractor, and a little sketchy in smaller tractors (they’re not actually designed to have only two wheels on the ground), the telehandlers at the Canadian Farm Progress Show might have caught your attention too. Buying a tractor or implement with only… Read more »

Haukaas Bale Wagon & Rotating Bale Grapple Help Make Hay Stacking, Bale Grazing Easy

Canada’s Farm Progress Show is a great event to take in if you’re looking for neat new pieces of equipment to make life on the farm easier and more productive. The show even hands out awards to those inventions that offer a new way to tackle an old job. Haukaas Manufacturing, based at Mortlach, Sask.,… Read more »

Horsch Anderson Sprinter Drill Offers Simple, Low Maintenance Design

Working on engineering an existing product sometimes makes it better, but can add a layer of complexity that requires more work and maintenance. In short, simple can sometimes be better, especially when it comes to upkeep and maintenance. With that in mind, Horsch Anderson recently rolled out its simplified, independent depth control drill — the… Read more »

Talking to Farmers: From Land Plans to Will Ferrell

How are the crops in your region? Do you plan on buying/renting land, or are high land prices causing you concern?  Will you sell some acres instead? What recent agriculture advertisement do you remember best? Oh, and…uh…Will Ferrell? While covering Canada’s Farm Progress Show, RealAgriculture cornered unsuspecting farmers, asking them all these questions and more for the… Read more »

Monosem & Morris Team Up to Make a Western-Canada-Friendly Triple Shoot Planter

Interest in corn and soybeans in Western Canada is reaching a fever pitch, and thanks to some newer short season varieties for both crops farmers are seeing good results. Add in that farmers are looking for ways to stretch expensive canola seed and — ta da! — you’ve got all kinds of new interest in… Read more »