Category: Canada’s Farm Progress Show

Measuring water-driven yield potential to make crop management decisions

After seed is placed in the ground, the yield potential of a crop is often determined by water availability. If it’s too dry, a grower may decide against top-dressing fertilizer or applying a fungicide. In other cases, there might be more soil moisture available to the plants than recent weather or a rain gauge would… Read more »

Weed clipper designed to target towering weeds

Mechanical weed control in-crop is usually reserved for row crops, but Bourgault Tillage Tools wants to change that with the company’s introduction of the BTT Weed Clipper. Designed to drive in to any growing crop, at any stage, the weed clipper is essentially a suspended mower that clips and mulches weeds growing above the crop… Read more »

MixMate designed to cut sprayer loading times and mistakes by automating chemical blending

Fast loading times are critical for maximizing sprayer efficiency, but mistakes are also more likely to happen when loading in a hurry. An Iowa-based company, Praxidyn, has designed a portable, modular system to shorten the time it takes to blend chemicals and refill the sprayer, while also reducing the chances of errors by automating the… Read more »

SeedMaster testing single rank drill prototype

After working on the concept for several years, Saskatchewan-based seeding equipment manufacturer SeedMaster has built its first prototype drill with a single rank design. While other air seeder frames have multiple rows or ranks of openers for seeding to create space for crop residue flow and the opener units themselves, the Ultra SR has everything… Read more »

Morris debuts Quantum drill with new frame design and 76% fewer parts

Saskatchewan-based farm equipment manufacturer Morris Industries rolled out a brand new air drill design at Canada’s Farm Progress Show at Regina last month. The Quantum air drill features a stronger, simpler frame design, a new air system, and more row spacing options than previous models, according to the company. “We’ve thought about this product from the perspective… Read more »

DOT field robot evolving, with first units to be sold for spring 2019

It’s been one year since the DOT field robot prototype made its first public appearance at Ag in Motion (AIM) near Saskatoon, Sask. The machine has since attracted attention from people around the world who are interested in the future of autonomous farming. Engineers in the DOT Technology Corp. shop in Emerald Park, Sask. have… Read more »

Väderstad rolls out 24-row small seed, high-speed planter

With growing interest in using planter technology to improve seed placement in canola, Väderstad has introduced a new 24-row high-speed planter designed specifically for small-seed crops. The Tempo L 24 made its debut at Canada’s Farm Progress Show at Regina, Saskatchewan, last week. “This is the first time we’ve had 24 row units on this style… Read more »

Chaff deck designed to capture and control weed seeds in combine wheel tracks

Every year at harvest, weed seeds are spread across the field through the back of most combines, setting the stage for weed competition across the entire field. A company in Western Australia has developed a tool to confine those weed seeds to the combine’s wheel tracks. The EMAR Chaff Deck replaces the chaff spreader on… Read more »

China not interested in Canada’s ‘progressive agenda’ in trade talks

The Canadian government is trying to walk a fine line when it comes to its relationship with China, especially in the volatile context of the current U.S.-China trade battle. Whether that line even exists is a real question, as Canada has to balance its relationship with its closest ally (the U.S.) and concerns about Chinese… Read more »

Pattison debuts 120-foot prototype for autonomous spraying

Field testing is slated to begin this week on a prototype 120-foot sprayer designed to be loaded onto the DOT field robot for autonomous spraying. Pattison Liquid Systems — based at Lemberg, Saskatchewan — showcased its Connect PLU (Pattison Liquid Unmanned) S120 sprayer at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last week. It’s the first… Read more »

Farm Progress Show attendance down from 2017

While highlights included the brand-new International Trade Centre building and a record number of innovation program entries, attendance at the 41st edition of Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina was down again from the previous year. Organizers say 34,853 people visited the grounds at Evraz Place last week from Wednesday through Friday. “We programmed the… Read more »

Sask Wheat decides to join Cereals Canada

The board of directors for the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has voted in favour of joining Cereals Canada. A resolution to join the national cereal crop industry association was passed at the group’s annual general meeting in January. The resolution was on the agenda for a Sask Wheat board meeting on Wednesday. “Sask Wheat is… Read more »

AGCO bringing IDEAL combine to North America as a Fendt

AGCO held the North American launch for its new IDEAL axial combine series in Regina, SK, on Tuesday, coinciding with the start of Canada’s Farm Progress Show. As we’ve covered previously on RealAgriculture (at Agritechnica in Germany here and the prior launch in Italy here), the IDEAL combine represents AGCO’s largest ever product development project,… Read more »

When you want to cut the grass (or crop residue) in a hurry…

At 42 feet wide, Schulte Industries has made a tool for anybody who wants to mow acres in a hurry. (It might require removing some trees, but just think about how fast you could mow the yard.) The Englefield, Saskatchewan-based manufacturer says its FX-742 mower is the largest rotary cutter built in the world. As… Read more »

Grain bag drying system wins gold award

The requirement that grain must be dry enough to store without conditioning has been the primary drawback for storing grain in grain bags. The DryloBag is designed to be a solution, enabling aeration and heating of grain for long-term storage in plastic polyethylene bags. The innovation, originally developed for peanuts in South Africa, received the… Read more »