Soil moisture extremes over the last few years have caused soil salinity patches to expand in many fields. “Salinity is a water problem, not a salt problem,” stresses Marla Riekman, soil management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture and Rural Development, in the video below. While kochia, foxtail barley, and other saline-tolerant weeds are often the symptoms,… Read More

If you haven’t prepped your planter for 2020, there’s still time to get the job done. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, Kearney Planters service manager Shaun Dilliott walks us around a typical corn planter and offers tips on key areas where growers should focus maintenance efforts. The frame segment is the first stop…. Read More

During planting season, Kearney Planters service manager Shaun Dilliott gets plenty of calls from growers asking for seed meter management advice. Most of those calls come from soybean growers looking for tips on two types of meters — a John Deere radial meter or a Kinze brush meter. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Soybean School,… Read More

A new hitch with telescoping draft links makes the John Deere 4M heavy-duty compact utility tractor one of the most versatile machines in its class, the company says. Deere rolled out the new tractor, available in 52 and 66 horsepower models, at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) at Louisville, Kentucky. John Deere product marketing… Read More

This year marks 45 years since New Holland’s original self-propelled twin rotor combine, the TR 70, was launched. J Cole Sanford was at the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show to celebrate the milestone, as well as provide some highlights of the latest version of the combine. “It’s our DNA. When you think of the yellow… Read More

As technology advances, spot sprayers are becoming more and more of a viable option — a helpful evolution given the advent of herbicide resistance and the increased focus on environmental stewardship. Trimble has added to the Weedseeker line up with an updated version of the spot-spraying system, dubbed the Weedseeker 2. The tech is mounted… Read More

If you are familiar with JCB’s 541-70 telehandler, the latest model has launched — with a complete redesign of the cab. Regional sales manager for JCB, Brandon Hawkins, was at the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show for the official launch. “We’re bringing in a lot of the features and benefits that we had in our… Read More

The oat market once again appears headed for a burdensome supply this fall, as strong prices through much of the winter have led growers to pencil more oats into their seeding plans for 2020. New crop prices have started dropping in recent weeks, but many growers on the eastern side of the Canadian Prairies signed… Read More

Transition planning is multi-faceted. There’s the business, the land, and the emotions to deal with; and figuring it out is contingent on the owners’ willingness to start a hard conversation. For farm businesses, often rooted in a family ownership, this means the parents must first have the initial discussion says Merle Good of GRS Consulting,… Read More