Growers and agronomists typically focus on the ear leaf at flowering when tissue testing corn to determine nutrient needs. But is that still the best choice for determining the optimal nutrient prescription for the crop as it moves into the reproductive stages? Purdue University professor emeritus Dr. Tony Vyn believes the evolution of modern hybrids… Read More

New Holland is taking alternative fuel technology further up the power scale with the debut of its new T7.270 Methane Power CNG (compressed natural gas) tractor. Agritechnica visitors had the first opportunity to view the tractor at the innovation showcase in Hanover, Germany. The new tractor actually features the NEF 6.7-litre methane-fueled engine currently used… Read More

Keeping it simple has been a key to 35 years of market leadership for MacDon’s FlexDraper headers. In this report from Agritechnica, MacDon product support specialist Myles Shastko tells RealAg’s Shaun Haney that while some competitors have tried to “reinvent the wheel”, the Manitoba-based company has opted to focus on the consistent, dependable performance delivered… Read More

As we kick off a new year, it’s crucial for farmers and agricultural professionals to take a moment to reflect, not just on the past 12 months, but on the years gone by. Preparing for this week’s Ontario Agricultural Conference, where I will be giving a keynote presentation on effective farm management, has prompted me… Read More

The Case IH 715 Quadtrac, the most powerful commercially-produced tractor in the world, attracted plenty of attention during its debut at Agritechnica 23 in Hanover, Germany. With a 715 horsepower-rated, 778 peak horsepower engine, the tractor delivers built-in power and speed to cover more ground in less time, but it’s also nimble, says CNH Industrial’s… Read More

DJI is getting ready to take flight with its largest agriculture drone ever for international markets. The Agras T50 has been flying in China and is set to land in North America in the near future, says DJI Agriculture’s Toby Knisely. The high payload capacity drone is capable of carrying 40 litres of liquid or 50… Read More

Spraying enthusiasts visiting Agritechnica 23 had plenty of good things to say when visiting the Agrotop location to check out the company’s easyFlow M self-cleaning chemical transfer system. All the chatter prompted RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney to ask Agrotop’s export manager Joachim Herfort for a hands-on demonstration of how the closed, contamination-avoiding and self-cleaning transfer system… Read More

Precision Planting is changing the process of testing soil with a new Radical Agronomics program that relies on an  automated soil analysis laboratory. Mike Easter, Precision Planting’s commercial lead for Radical Agronomics, says the program is designed to address some challenges with current laboratory systems and soil testing’s manual process. “What we’ve done is we’ve… Read More

After 100 years in business, the Farmall tractor brand now boasts an electric model. Earlier this year, Case IH announced that the new electric drive Farmall 75C would be available to farmers for 2024. In this report from Agritechnica 23, CNH product specialist Florian Gessner shares some of the features of the new tractor after… Read More

When agriculture is ready for hydrogen-powered tractors, TAFE says they’ll be ready to roll. Last month at Agritechnica 23, the India-based tractor manufacturer displayed a prototype hydrogen tractor with a 55 hp Simpson combustion engine. The tractor, which has participated in field demonstrations, has hydrogen tanks strategically positioned behind the seat and under the platform… Read More

Dealing with herbicide resistant weeds or trying to control weeds without access to certain herbicides really equates to the same thing — finding alternative means to control weeds. For attendees at Agritechnica, that meant a focus on iron, from inter-row and around the plant cultivation, to precision tillage, but also into the spot-spray realm. To… Read More

Ag Growth International (AGI) is well known for its grain storage and conveyance services and technology, but a big part of the company’s business in North American and around the globe focuses on its feed platform. At Agritechnica 23, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney caught up with Noam Silberstein, AGI’s senior vice president for global feed, to… Read More

 

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