Category: Farm Forum 2011

Aqua Check Takes Soil Moisture Testing into the Digital Age

Variable rate technology has huge implications for the efficiency and productivity on the farm. Data collection and monitoring are key components in the application of that technology. Knowing the composition of your fields, the structure of your fields as what went into those fields is the information that makes VRT technology benefit your farm by… Read more »

Dell Latitude ATG Laptop is Built for the Farm Environment

Some would argue that the tablet has cut into the laptop market. While that may be true, that portion of the market the tablet now has is exactly what those users wanted to start with, only it was never available to them before. The introduction of the tablet just brought that to light. The tablet… Read more »

What is the Future for Micro-Nutrients in Canada?

With precision agriculture becoming more mainstream, its apparent that farmers are looking to every means possible to increase production and gain an edge. Micro-Nutrients may be one of those missing pieces of the puzzle when it comes to gaining that edge. Micro-Nutrient companies are on the rise in the U.S. and are starting to show… Read more »

Herbicide Resistant Weeds Affecting Canadian Farmers

The issue of herbicide resistance is a concern to all farmers. This is especially a concern in the areas where glyphosate tolerant crops are planted extensively. Prices over the past five years have made growing certain glyphosate tolerant crops very profitable. That profitability is causing some farmers to push their rotations which can impact in… Read more »

Dells Latitude XT Tablet a Good Fit For the Farm

The 2011 Farm Forum Event was all about the integration of man and machine for the benefit of agriculture. The tablet device fits right into that category. More and more agri-businesses and producers are making a tablet standard issue in their business or on their farm. Their portability and processing power make them easier to… Read more »

Farm Forum 11 – The Integrated Digital Farm of the Future – Jeff Thurston

Technology is integrating our lives into a hopefully more simplified system. The farm is no exception to this new rule. Data from every sector of the farm can now be collected, stored, analyzed and distributed like no time before in history. With the advent of the data storage cloud and the increasing accessibility of high… Read more »

Crop Sensing Technology Provides Realtime Precision Decision Making

Part of the focus of 2011 Farm Forum Event was on the utilization of technology in the agriculture industry to improve production and profitability. A big part of improving production and profitability is precision agriculture including the use of variable rate technology as a part of managing crop inputs. The ability to scan a field… Read more »

Older Herbicides Come Back Into Play Against Resistant Weeds – Dr. Hugh Beckie

The issue of herbicide resistance is a problem not fully realized, but it will get bigger, its just a matter of when. The amount of glyphosate and other similar products in use on tolerant crops right now coupled with the profitability of those crops means rotations will be pushed, giving more weeds exposed a greater… Read more »

John Deere Focuses on Technology in the Cab to Increase Farm Productivity

Technology in the cab has become a major area of focus for all machinery companies.  Trying to tie all of the farming stages into a data / information platform to allow farmers to make better decisions is a major focus of John Deere. The area of variable rate technologies has seen its star rise as… Read more »