It may not be described as “bigger, faster, stronger,” but John Deere’s concept sprayer is catching eyes for another reason — it’s autonomous. Exhibited in the Future Technology Zone at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, the light-weight sprayer works on tracks to minimize ground pressure, while offering four-wheel stearing, and a ground clearance of 1.9m. Currently… Read More

Have you got your soil tests done for the year? If not, that’s just fine, as late fall is actually a great time to test soil nutrient levels, says Ross McKenzie, now-retired soil scientist (from Alberta Agriculture). Without a soil test to guide the decision, farmers are choosing fertilizer rates “by guess and by golly,”… Read More

The pulse harvest in Alberta and Saskatchewan is in its late stages now, and although there are some anecdotal observations of better-than-expected quality, it’s not all ideal. “There is some sprouting, and there is a lot of earth tag,” says Chuck Penner, of Leftfield Commodity Research, adding the visual damage is worst for green lentil… Read More

One of the most important metrics in improving profitability and productivity (not to mention animal welfare, and arguably, environmental stewardship) is feed quality. In this episode of the Beef School, Leland Fuhr, DairySmart Nutrition and BeefSmart Consulting, provides tips on everything from sampling winter feed to analyzing the results. After all, as Fuhr says, “you… Read More

The MF1316S RazorEdge pull-type disc mower conditioner is a 16-foot, centre-pivot mower conditioner built for high-throughput and fast serviceability, as the first step to high-quality, consistent bales, says AGCO. Matt LeCroy, hay and forage product marketing manager at AGCO, says the Hesston by Massey Ferguson MF1316S replaces the MF1395, becoming the largest of the heavy-duty,… Read More

New Holland is out with its Roll-Belt 560 Specialty Crop Plus round baler, and it’s packed with features to keep farmers…rolling. Speaking to RealAgriculture’s Bern Tobin at the Farm Progress Show, was George Rigdon, New Holland’s product marketing manager. “We launched this midway through model year 2019, but it’s essentially building off the Roll-Belt 560… Read More