When walking into the Canadian Farm Progress Show from the north entrance, one couldn’t miss the display John Deere had this year. For the first time at a Canadian farm show, John Deere showed off its new 2680H high speed disc. Sam Paulson, tillage specialist with John Deere, was nearby to explain why this disc… Read More

CanolaPALOOZA is an event held across the Prairies that tackles all things canola agronomy — and more. Covering everything from pre-emergence to post-harvest, marketing, and more, canolaPALOOZA offers three separate days of learning in three provinces. The summer can often be filled with field days and trade shows, so the goal of the event is… Read More

Launched at Canada’s Farm Progress Show, Meridian’s 13-inch swing-away auger has a few changes besides its diameter. According to Rob Reimer, director of sales for the company, the auger sees an extended hopper size, increased capacity (nearing 13,000 bushels), and a change to its base. “We’ve added a 4-foot flighting piece at the bottom, so… Read More

Today’s RealAg Radio comes at you from a carnival-like atmosphere at CanolaPALOOZA at Lacombe, AB. In today’s episode, hear from: Debra Hauer, Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, on their recent roundtable, changes around temporary foreign workers, and more; Jay Whetter, editor of Canola Digest, on the issues impacting canola this year; and, Viterra’s Terence Koshman,… Read More

A new innovation unveiled at Canada’s Farm Progress Show kills weeds without herbicides. Instead of chemically terminating the plant, the unit simply overcooks them with steam. “We produce steam at up to 200 to 300 degrees celsius and it kills everything that it touches,” says Ron Gleim, founder and president of the company behind X-Steam-inator,… Read More

When it comes to market access woes, the pulse industry has had its share. India “It was 2004 when India introduced some issues around stem and bulb nematode – so that’s fifteen years we’ve been working with India trying to get that issue resolved,” says Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada. “And of course India’s… Read More

From early frost to widespread drought, farmer Cherilyn Nagel’s crop potential is far from “hitting it out of the park,” and beyond that, she has further external stress. “Everything that we grow is destined for an export market,” says Nagel. “And that’s always been the case, there’s nothing new about that, but now more than… Read More