Category: CropWeek12

Cropweek 2012 – SeedMaster Nova XP 820 Smart Cart

I’ve mentioned before that one of the great things about trade shows is the fact that most of the equipment is the latest and greatest. It’s cool to see all of the newest innovations and improvements companies have made to their machinery and how those improvements will benefit producers. This year at Crop Production Week… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Bourgault Showcases Worlds Largest Air Seeder

One of the really cool things about trade shows in general is the “huge factor”. Companies tend to bring out the biggest, best and most impressive when it comes to machinery on the floor. There’s usually no shortage of eye popping sights to see as you walk around the show. Some of these machines may… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Seed Hawk Puts A Dollar Amount to Sectional Control Savings

When it comes to precision agriculture, in most cases it’s not a matter of if you’ve adopted it on your farm, it’s more like to what extent have you incorporated it. From GPS guidance to metering systems and variable rate technology, all manner of technology at many different levels falls under the banner of precision… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Case IH Magnum Series Tractor

Case IH showcased some of the newest offerings in its line of high horsepower front wheel assist tractors at this years Crop Production Week show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Magnum series of tractors offer farmers a number of improvements for the 2012-13 line that run the spectrum from improved horsepower to improved comfort. The tractors… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – AGCO Launches 2012 Rogator Sprayer

This years Crop Production Week had a number of high-clearance sprayers from multiple companies being showcased on the tradeshow floor. We looked at a few of those sprayers already. In this segment, we turn our sites on AGCO‘s 2012 Rogator high-clearance sprayer. Some of the new features of this sprayer are visible from the outside,… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Plan Aggressive Acres Expansion

The Canadian pulse industry has room to grow, a lot of room. The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association has targeted growth of 7 million acres by the year 2025. As aggressive as that may seem, Executive Director of the organization Carl Potts says it is achievable for a number of reasons. One of the first of… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 -New Holland Showcases Guardian Front Boom Sprayer

Spraying your crops is a tricky job. For starters, there is always a specific window to hit that has to match your crop stage and the weather conditions. It’s also a matter of proper application. Not only are pesticides and herbicides high value products, but they have to be applied properly to work. All of… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – New Holland Offers SmartTrax System to Provide Wider Harvest Windows

At this year’s Crop Production Week Show in Saskatoon, we got to take a look at New Holland’s new SmartTrax track system. The system offers producers a number of benefits, the first of which is more power to the ground. The tracks offer a boost in pulling and climbing power when travelling or pulling larger… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Syngenta Canada Creates Scholarship to Benefit Pulse Industry In Canada

In order for the pulse industry to grow in Canada, a number of areas have to be looked at. One of those areas is market development. The world’s food needs are growing and changing. New markets are opening up as a middle class emerges in areas of the developing world. Those people have specific end-use… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – 2012 Tier 4 Case IH Combine

This year at the Crop Production Week Show in Saskatoon, we got to take a look at the 2012 Case IH Tier 4 Combine. The latest improvements on the machine are focused mainly on the engine. Fuel economy and power have been improved which is sure to be a major consideration for farmers thinking of… Read more »

Camera Monitoring Systems on the Farm Help Farmers Feel Secure and Improve Efficiency

An extra set of eyes can come in handy for the farmer that has to be everywhere at once. Several sets are even better. Camera monitoring equipment offers just that to farmers who would like to be several places at once or would just like the peace of mind of being able to check up… Read more »

Crop Catcher Offers Producers a Simple Way to Avoid Leaving Crops In the Field

We talked before about the spirit of invention and innovation that’s prevalent among Saskatchewan farmers. It seems as though they’re always tinkering with something in the shop or modifying something they bought. I don’t know if it’s long winters with nothing else to do or a lack of equipment or machinery that really suits their… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Agrisoma Offers Carinata Growing Contracts for 2012

The last time we spoke to Patrick Crampton, we talked about Agrisoma’s research and development of the carinata plant in the area of biofuels. The plant is very similar to canola, but with an industrial oil profile suited well to diesel and jet fuel usage. The agronomics are very similar to canola in the fact… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Michels Industries Combine Hopper Cover Helps Protect Your Crop

There are almost always times during harvest where you’re racing to beat some weather event. You’re either combining through what you hope is a short period of rain or in some cases, sadly, snow, and you’re forced to shut down and wait it out or shut down until next morning. You don’t want to get… Read more »

Apache Sprayer Showcases Comfort & Efficiency

Machinery is the major draw at most farm shows. Everyone loves to see the newest and the best from every company on the trade show floor. This year at Cropweek 2012’s Crop Production Week portion of the show, we saw just that. At this years show we saw everything from the worlds largest grain cart… Read more »