Thunderstruck Ag’s Copperhead concave systems started with a look at harvest losses. Jeremy Matuszewski of Thunderstruck Ag was at Crop Production Show at Saskatoon, Sask., to discuss the concaves, designed to fit the mainstream combine brands such as Case IH, Fendt, and John Deere. What sets these concaves apart, says Matuszewski, are three things: adjustable… Read More

SeedMaster has introduced several upgrades and options for the 2023 model of the Ultra-SR drill. Single-rank machines like the Ultra-SR have had challenges with residue management in the past, but SeedMaster has solved this problem with a new residue management system. They are introducing options for different fertilizer types and increased capacity, as well, says… Read More

Wider row spacing in cereals has traditionally been associated with lower yields, but SeedMaster says its SeedMaster Ultra-SR provides 15-inch spacing with no yield loss when used in cereals. Tim Criddle, global sales director for SeedMaster, took time at the Western Canada Crop Production Show to discuss the new drill with RealAg’s Atley Hamlin. In the… Read More

Drones provide many advantages in agriculture — from collecting data, to applying product, drones can be an asset for growers and agronomists. But learning to fly these nimble flyers and understanding the rules and regulations is key to getting the most out of the tech. Markus Weber, president of Land View, was on hand at… Read More

As fertilizer prices fluctuate growers take advantage of off-season prices and buy in the summer or fall. Saving on fertilizer is advantageous, but stored fertilizer can clump up over the winter, making it difficult to move through the drill come springtime. Thunderstruck Ag has an implement to beat the clumps and make buying fertilizer off-season… Read More

Apache has made improvements to their self-propelled sprayers for 2023 including precision agriculture options and updates to the boom system. Kevin Covey tells RealAg’s Atley Hamlin about Apache’s innovations for 2023 at the Western Canada Crop Production Show in Saskatoon Sask. (Watch video or read on below)  Covey explains that many of the updates are… Read More

The StarFire 7000 is John Deere’s newest GPS receiver the company says this model offers several improvements over the last. Tyson Miazga, product systems specialist with John Deere, met with Real Agriculture’s Atley Hamlin at last week’s Western Canada Crop Production Show at Saskatoon to talk about the StarFire 7000 receiver. Miazga says, it is… Read More

The announcement in late November that Health Canada is moving forward with a label change for lamba-cy insecticide products, ie. Matador and Silencer, effective April 2023, immediately set off alarms across Western Canada regarding problems with flea beetle control in canola. Ontario agronomists and growers then began to ask if they too would have access… Read More

Who’s buying, who’s growing, and who’s selling? Chuck Penner, founder of Leftfield Commodity Research, gave a grain market outlook at the Western Canada Crop Production Show at Saskatoon this week. RealAgriculture’s Atley Hamlin caught up with Penner and asked about the pea, lentil, and chickpea market factors at play for the year ahead. Starting with… Read More

A year after beginning to explore the idea, votes at Monday’s annual general meetings of both the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission will see the two groups amalgamate into one. Brett Halstead, chair of Sask Wheat, spoke with RealAgriculture field editor Atley Hamlin right after the vote (listen to… Read More

VeriGrain has made some updates to their grain inventory product, since the last in-person trade show, including an update to the VeriGrain app. “We really made it easy for growers to take grain samples, track those samples, with the goal of getting a more representative sample and to be able to share and manage that… Read More

Thunderstruck Ag has launched a new grain dryer product, the ThunderDryer from GO Technologies. “The ThunderDryer gives you the opportunity to condition and dry your grain in your bin allowing you to take your grain off the field in better conditions and operate your harvest in less than favourable conditions,” says the company’s website. Jeremy… Read More

Harvest weed seed control isn’t necessarily new to the agriculture industry. Farmers in Australia have been using seed control units on the backs of their combines to reduce weed seed return to the soil for several years. There are different methods to control weeds with a seed control unit — everything from cost-effective things like… Read More

The EVO LFS from Capstan Ag Systems is a turn compensation variable rate sectional control module for air drills. The new product was featured at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show (WCCPS) in Saskatoon, Sask. Garnet Welykholowa of Capstan Ag Systems breaks down what the new product is about in the interview below. “Capstan designed… Read More

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