Category: Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show ’13

The Faresin Ecomode Self-Loading TMR Mixer Does the Job of 4 on the Farm

When you’ve got many hungry mouths to feed, efficiency counts. And while a big tractor or TMR mixer may help, the process of creating rations and feeding cattle can be made faster and more efficient through the use of a piece of equipment engineered specifically for the task at hand. The Faresin Ecomdoe self-loading TMR… Read more »

XTend Soybean Trait Adds Residual Control Option & Spray Quality Requirement

Monsanto Canada’s dicamba-plus-glyphosate-tolerant soybean system is in the works for a 2015 launch, if all goes according to plan (you can read more about that here), and, as part of the system, the company has rolled out more than just new in-the-plant herbicide tolerance. As Derek Freitag, with Monsanto Canada, explains in this interview filmed… Read more »

An in-depth look at Twin Fan Nozzles, Asymmetrical Angles & Spray Drift

The twin fan, or double, nozzle concept is not new, but several new design tweaks on this nozzle had many farmers asking some great questions at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Tom Wolf, spray application specialist and Wheat School regular, hosted a sprayer demo at the show in early September, to compare the coverage differences between… Read more »

Soybean Growers Can Help 4-H Young Leaders During SeCan’s Grow a Leader Week

4-H has been an integral part of the rural landscape for just over 100 years now. It’s something that’s so familiar to the young rural experience that it’s substantial contributions to the towns and cities it’s in can sometimes be overlooked. 4-H is a place where kids are exposed to all the elements that make… Read more »

How Ontario farmers can access Growing Forward 2 Funding

If you’re like most, the idea of filling out paperwork is rather low down on the “how I like to spend my free time” list. At the same time, the extra effort it takes to stay in the know and access government funding can be well worth it, as there are several options within Growing… Read more »

Do-It-Yourself Tiling Unit Makes for a Quick Return on Investment

Tackling huge tasks, including tiling land, isn’t for everyone, but for the ultimate do-it-yourself (DIY) land improvement project, Leibrecht Manufacturing offers a tow-behind tiling unit. RealAgriculture.com caught up with Jordan Wallace, of GPS Ontario, and Mark Leibrecht, Leibrecht Manufacturing, at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont., to talk about the Leibrecht Tile Plow. In… Read more »

Conservation Tillage Equipment: The Number One Question Farmers Need to Ask

Hands down, the one-pass seedbed prep demo was the most popular event at this year’s Outdoor Farm Show held at Woodstock, Ont. Farmers by the hundreds eagerly followed behind each implement, kicking soil and evaluating the job of over 20 conservation-minded tillage units. The sheer volume of farmers present speaks to farmers’ interest and, dare… Read more »

AGCO FUSE Technology Works to Connect Equipment, Data, Support & Service

As equipment becomes more sophisticated and tech-reliant, farming has become an increasingly precise and data-driven business. It’s rare though that each tractor or piece of equipment and implement is purchased at the exact same time, complete with software interface, all from the same brand. And, even if they did, no brand of equipment has a… Read more »

Thumbs up, Thumbs Down: COFS ’13 Tornado Escapes, Celtic Bands, the Detroit Tigers & More

It’s time once again for the least serious 10 minutes in ag news! And this time the RealAgriculture production team has gone above and beyond the call of duty and put together a truly entertaining package of highlights from Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. In this mostly-not-serious edition of Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Shaun Haney and… Read more »

RealAg Crop Update Ontario: White Mould, Frost Risk & Stand Counts in Soybeans

The pre-harvest period is a great time to get a handle on what plagued (or is plaguing) the soybean crop this year, how well some of your management practices turned out and filling out the check list for late fall work and early season planning. In this Ontario soybean crop update, three agronomists — Dan… Read more »

Neonicotinoids, Planting & Bee Health: Better Practices, Not a Ban, Are Needed

Bees, as pollinators, are essential to food production worldwide. So when solid evidence of a link between corn planting and bee deaths in Ontario and Quebec was found, farmers and industry recognized the need to look into how to manage the risk of bee exposure to a particular insecticide class called neonicotinoids. As Steve Denys,… Read more »

RealAg Markets: Few Surprises in Corn & Soy WASDE report; Bearish news Abounds

Few farmers want to hear bearish news, but ignoring the warning signs of an impending price slide may just mean you end up on the wrong side of it. About this time last year, Moe Agostino, of Farms.com Risk Management, was calling for a price slide in both corn and soy, and farmers, begrudgingly, have… Read more »

RealAg Markets: Giant Western Canadian Crop Adds to Bearish Market Outlook

Bin-busting crops are never something to wish away, but the simple laws of supply and demand eventually come in to play when everyone has a lot of crop to sell. While that’s oversimplifying grain markets, the overall message is clear — decent quality wheat, corn and other grains are going to be easy to find… Read more »

Nozzles, Trucks, Bale Wrapping, Biomass Demos & More at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

For those who learn best by seeing rather than hearing about, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is a must-attend. Each year the show not only highlights new corn, soy, wheat and forage genetics and demos cover crop mixes, but it also rolls out the big equipment and, unlike many other farm shows, actually puts it to… Read more »

A Sneak Peek at What’s New for 2013 at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

If you’ve never attended Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, or if it’s been years since you last went, the show’s 20th anniversary event slated for September 10,11 and 12, 2013, is sure to impress. Each year, the show’s organizers work to make the event not just bigger, but also better for the farmers eager to check… Read more »