Category: Canada’s Farm Progress Show

Seed Flow Sensor and Tunable Tower Improve Row-by-Row Air Seeder Distribution

When it comes to row-by-row seed distribution, let’s just say there’s room to improve the accuracy of bulk metering systems on many air seeders. “Right now in the marketplace, with bulk metering that delivers the product through those manifolds, the deviation is approximately 20 to 23 percent throughout industry at this time,” says Owen Kinch,… Read more »

Stabilo System Keeps Articulated Loader Tires on the Ground

A Dutch tractor manufacturer has developed a stabilizer system to improve safety and driver comfort when operating articulated loader tractors. Giant’s Stabilo System made its Canadian debut at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last month, participating in the Farm Progress Innovation Showcase. As Frank Michielsen of Prairie Side Equipment at Taber, Alberta explains in this short… Read more »

Pillar Hybrid Disc/Hoe Drill Built to Offer Benefits of Both Opener Designs

Disc drill or hoe drill? Does it have to be an ‘or’ question? Since 2008, Pillar Lasers Inc., based at Warman, Saskatchewan, has been making hybrid disc/hoe openers that are designed to give the grower the best of both worlds. As Pillar’s Mike Friesen explains in this video filmed at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in… Read more »

SeedMaster Brings Seeding Technology to New Granular Applicator

SeedMaster is bringing some of its seeding technology to the application of granular herbicides and fertilizer. The Emerald Park, Saskatchewan-based company debuted its 70′ Nova Flex granular applicator bar at Canada’s Farm Progress Show ’16 in Regina. As research manager Owen Kinch explains in this video, the unit connects to SeedMaster’s Nova cart, either tow behind or… Read more »

BioMulcher Automates Composting, Quickly Turns Mortalities into Soil Nutrients

As with other aspects of farming, automation is finding its way into the process of managing mortalities. Dutch Industries, based at Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan, has designed what looks like a big top-heavy green box that it calls the “BioMulcher.” The unit heats, grinds and mixes, composting up to 2,500 pounds of material per batch. “After… Read more »

Chembine’s New Knife Designed to Empty Jugs with Speed

Freeform Plastics describes its Chembine as “a cutting-edge way of mixing and blending your chemicals.” The chem-handler offers a 66 gallon (US) capacity designed for increased agitation, and faster jug emptying time. Vertical ribs lock the tank into its stand, and, combined with a powerful vortex cycling jet system, step up agitation in the tank. The square knife… Read more »

9,000 Gallons of Liquid Fertilizer on Tracks

Carrying 9,000 US gallons of liquid fertilizer, CW Mowat Manufacturing, based near New Norway, Alberta, has built what might be the largest single-frame liquid caddy in the world. The FLC 9000 ST was on display at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina earlier this month, on its way to a customer in southern Saskatchewan. When… Read more »

Defender Pump Guard Prevents Fuel Theft, and Wins Farm Progress Show Award

Fuel theft is unfortunately an all-too-common problem on farms. As operations grow larger, and with more uninhabited farm yards, thieves may find fuel tanks unsupervised and unprotected. To keep fuel where it’s supposed to be, Kenneth Johnson and Jace Ericson of Estevan, Saskatchewan came up with their own solution: a steel cabinet for fuel transfer pumps on tanks. Their creation — the Defender… Read more »

Preventing Another Naber Grain: CGC Hoping for a Fifth Crack at Reform

At least 29 farmers will receive less than 15 cents on the dollar for crops they delivered to Naber Specialty Grains Ltd., the Melfort, Saskatchewan-based specialty crop buyer that went into receivership in June 2015. The commissioner for the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), Murdoch MacKay, suggests proposed changes to the CGC’s producer payment security program… Read more »

Dutch Sprayer Brings New Features to North American Sprayer Line-Up

Canada’s Farm Progress Show had an international sprayer in its line-up of ag equipment this year. For many farmers, it was their first chance to see Agrifac’s Condor, manufactured in the Netherlands. Agrifac’s Rob Blijdorp was on the grounds to field questions, explaining some of the high clearance sprayer’s unique features. In the interview below, Blijdorp… Read more »

Seed Hawk Rolls Out New Metering System

Langbank, Saskatchewan-based equipment manufacturer Seed Hawk debuted a new metering system for its air carts at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last week. The company hopes to put the plugging problems associated with its iCon seeding system to rest with the release of the Fenix III, a metering unit designed by Seed Hawk’s Swedish parent company, Vaderstad…. Read more »

Shave Weeds Down In-Crop With the CombCut

A Swedish company is bringing its mechanical and selective weed cutter to North America with a promise of giving farmers another method for fighting weeds. The CombCut is designed to comb through the leaves of a cereal crop, bending over flexible crop stems, cutting stiffer broadleaf weeds with its static knife. “You comb through your cereals… Read more »

Throwing Axes, Rolling Logs and Chopping Wood — Behind the Scenes at the Farm Progress Lumberjack Show

The lumberjack show has become a tradition at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina. West Coast Lumberjack Shows has returned to the show this year, hosting three shows daily just outside Hall 12. Our hard ag news-only journalist duo of Kelvin Heppner and videographer Jason Stroeve caught up with Darren and Lauren for a Facebook behind-the-scenes… Read more »

RealAg Market Update: What Goes Up Must Come Down…Or Maybe Not

Moisture is finally scattering across the prairies, and yield potential is looking good, but what is behind the agricultural commodity complex rising? Can this rally sustain itself over the rest of 2016? Or is it just an imposter rally sucking in the unsophisticated longs? At Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina Saskatchewan, Shaun Haney caught… Read more »

Level, Seed & Roll Your Fields in One Pass

A Western Canadian equipment manufacturer is taking the land-roller, increasingly used to push stones into the ground and flatten soil ridges to make harvest easier, and adding several other functions to accomplish more with each pass. Ag Shield Manufacturing added a leveling blade on the front of its roller for removing mole hills and small… Read more »