Category: CropWeek13

All our coverage from the 2013 CropWeek Farm Show

How Much Can Sectional Control Save You on Input Costs?

Investing in a sectional control option on a new seeder isn’t an inexpensive proposition, however, you may change your perception of the true cost once you see just how much it can save you. Chris Morson, with Seed Hawk, took Shaun Haney on a tour of Seed Hawk’s software program that incorporates Google Earth images… Read more »

Talking to Farmers – Are You Happy Hockey is Back?

It was at Cropweek 2013 in Saskatoon where we asked the question “Are you happy hockey is back?” A deal had been finalized between the players and the owners, Facebook was overflowing with comments like “who cares” or “I’m done with this!” (comments edited in the interest of decency, of course) while the other side… Read more »

John Deere/MacDon Partnership Rolls Out First Swather Models

From the outside it looks like another piece of John Deere machinery — a swather (or windrower, if you’re so inclined) with the trademark green paint and jumping deer. But underneath all that green and yellow paint is a Canadian success story. What you’re looking at is actually a product of Winnipeg-based MacDon Industries, and… Read more »

Be Prepared to Cover Some Serious Acres With the Bourgault 7950 Air Seeder

There is nothing that draws a crowd quite like battleship-sized machinery. While most people come to gawk at the spectacle with no real practical use for it, keep in mind, manufacturer’s don’t make these things for their own entertainment. The Bourgault 7950 Air Seeder is a gargantuan machine, but for the producer with a lot… Read more »

Access Your Farm Data Anywhere With the Agri-Data Solution

Agri-Trend’s latest business offering is the Agri-Data Solution, a web-based application that stores all the farm data you may need. Once inputted, the Agri-Data interface can be accessed by several members of the farm team from any computer, tablet or smartphone by a user name and password. Shaun Haney caught up with Kevin Pattison of… Read more »

Narrow and Mighty: The New Case IH Steiger RowTrac

Bigger isn’t always better. What’s better is matching the size of tractor you need on your farm that has all the capabilities you’re looking for with some added features that make an upgrade worth it. Case IH’s new Steiger RowTrac isn’t small by any means, but it is designed to be narrower and is available… Read more »

Case IH Rolls Out Roomy, Redesigned Combine Cab

Combine and tractor cabs become like a second home during the busy season, and few can complain about the amenities included in the cabs of modern farm equipment. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t always room for improvement. For more Crop Week ’13 coverage, click here. With its 2013 models, Case IH has rolled out… Read more »

Retro-Fitting Equipment – Teaching An “Old Dog” New Tricks

You don’t mess around with a good thing. Every farm has a tried and true, trusted piece of equipment that you just can’t part with. You know it’s quirks, it’s comfortable…it just works well. The problem now is that technological advancements are available to help you do the job better, but the equipment is out-dated…. Read more »

The Roto Mud Scraper Keeps the Packer Wheels Clean

One of the big highlights of the 2013 Crop Production show was Mark Devloo and the Roto Mud Scraper. Initially designed by his father, the Mudscraper is a great invention that in a very clean and simple way keeps your packer wheels free of mud during seeding time. See More Crop Week 2013 Coverage   According… Read more »

Priaxor DS Gives Pulse Growers a New Tool In Disease Control

Crop Production Week 2013 always has a host of companies launching new products and this year was no exception. BASF used this year’s show to give pulse growers some help in the disease arena with its new fungicide, Priaxor DS. Priaxor DS combines the active ingredient of Headline with the brand new product Xemium. RealAgriculture’s… Read more »

Canterra Seeds Looks to Conquer CPS Wheat Category

The post CWB monopoly environment has opened up a lot of interest in the CPS wheat class. Internationally recognized as having the high yield and good milling characteristics producers and industry are looking for, the wheat class is still quite small in Canada. The addition of  AC Conquer VB to the Canterra Seeds line up… Read more »

The Norwegian Flag Yara Pants Make an Impression at CropWeek 13

Sometimes during the long winter grind of farm shows you need something to make you smile.  we definitely found that smile in the Yara booth at the Crop Production Show in Saskatchewan. SEE MORE CROPWEEK 2013 COVERAGE Showcasing some beauty Norwegian flag pants, the Yara team did a great job of gaining attention to their… Read more »

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: The Crop Week ’13 Edition

From loud and colourful pants, to the excellent speakers’ line up, to true Saskatchewan innovation and the oddly-placed moat at the Saskatoon Inn, by all accounts 2013’s Crop Production Show and Crop Production Week was a roaring success. RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney and Lyndsey Smith took in the show and conference, but not content to simply… Read more »

John Deere Precision Farming Set Up Eliminates Need for Added Tower

If one-inch pass-to-pass accuracy is your goal when it comes to precision farming, you’re going to need more than a basic guidance system to get there. That said, creating an extremely accurate guidance system for all equipment can require several components, including extra receivers and RTK towers. Each component is going to cost you, so… Read more »

BASF Launches Viper ADV with Built In Resistance Management

Western Canadian farmers growing field pea and dry beans have a new option for control of broadleaf and grassy weeds in Viper ADV. A liquid product with two modes of action, Viper ADV can help farmers with their fungicide resistance management plan without severely restricting re-cropping options. Lyndsey Smith spoke with Glen Forster, technical development… Read more »