Category: Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show ’15

Fendt 500 Tractor Packs Big Features Into Smaller Package

Fendt fans will experience a unique combination of high performance and compact design when they climb into the cab of the new Fendt 500 Vario tractor. The German-engineered tractor integrates a range of features and innovations previously seen on Fendt’s higher-horsepower offerings into the 500 series of 125 to 165 HP tractors. “This is all… Read more »

Corn School: Baling Stalks — Can You Harvest Too Much?

Have you tried baling corn stalks? Agronomist Pat Lynch thinks you can’t bale enough. At Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show last month, Lynch helped co-ordinate the Corn Stalk Baling Demonstration. Afterwards he joined the Corn School to share his thoughts on whether Ontario farmers should be jumping on the stalk baling bandwagon. Today’s corn hybrids are… Read more »

Fortenza on its way to Ontario for the 2016 Growing Season

Last November, Syngenta announced the registration of Fortenza, a seed treatment for early-season cutworm control in canola. This year, the company received the go-ahead to use the same product for corn. Fortenza contains the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, a group 28 (diamide) insecticide, that moves through the xylem systems of the plant, controlling insects largely though ingestion…. Read more »

Heating Your Farm With Wood: A Tour of the Heatmaster G-Series Furnace

Less expensive heat that doesn’t go out when there’s a bad storm. In a nutshell, that’s why many rural properties feature outdoor wood furnaces, but the technology inside wood furnaces has also improved to make them more environmentally sustainable (read: efficient). “Everybody seems to keep their house, shops and buildings a lot warmer than they… Read more »

More Malt Barley in Ontario? GFO Getting Into Barley and Oat Issues

Malt barley has traditionally not accounted for many acres in Ontario, but with the growing popularity of craft and local beer, would there be demand for more malt production? That’s one of the issues Grain Farmers of Ontario plans to explore as it welcomes barley and oat growers into its fold, joining corn, soybeans and… Read more »

Dairy Robots to Double in Five Years

Dairy farmers are currently employing 34,000 robots around the globe and manufacturer DeLaval expects that number will double in the next five years. Since robots began appearing on farms in the 1990s, most have been confined to smaller farms throughout Europe, including Germany, France and the Netherlands. Canada currently sits sixth in the ranking of… Read more »

Do Bigger, Newer Planters Make Better Plant Stands?

Farmers watched as planters and seeders of all sizes, shapes and capabilities rolled down the field during the planting and seeding demonstration at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock last month. Some planted at 10 MPH while others showed off their ability to plant multiple crops, combine seeding and tillage, or the flexibility to plant… Read more »

Kubota Joins Bantamweights with New M7 Series

Nearly a year ago, Kubota announced a new contender in the square circle, and this month, it was on display at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. With 130-170HP and an optional maximum speed of 50km/h (31mph), the M7 Series brings strength and agility to the ag octagon. “Kubota has established a well-respected name for itself in the… Read more »

Lower Corn Yields Leading to an Early Christmas Rally?

Can corn production on the western side of the U.S. Corn Belt offset the reduced yields due to excess moisture in the east? That’s one of the corn market’s main questions heading into harvest. After visiting fields under knee-deep water in early July, Moe Agostino of Farms.com Risk Management says it was clear corn and soybean yields… Read more »

Soybean School: Estimating Yield and Scouting for Reoccurring Issues

Pride Seeds’ Dan Foster explains how to estimate soybean yield in this video, shot at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Estimating yields may be more challenging than some of our other annual crops, but it all boils down to a total number of (viable) seeds in a given area. For soybeans, estimating yield without counting every seed over an… Read more »

Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative Offers Funding to Support Better Management Practices

For farmers in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds, and Lake Huron’s southeast shores watershed, help to implement Better Management Practices (BMP) is here. It’s called GLASI, or the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative. Related: Agricultural Run-Off A Main Focus of Great Lakes’ Eutrophication Concerns “The official launch was last February at our annual meeting,” says… 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

Old Dogs, Denim and a Vertical Race — Wrapping Up Day 1 of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

If you’re on Twitter, you’ve probably been inundated with tweets from Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (#cofs15) this week. Now you can see some of the sights for yourself, as Peter Johnson joins Shaun Haney to share some of the highlights of Day 1. Think “show wear” denim, youth in agriculture and a rock wall race…… Read more »