Cover crops can do a number of things, such as hold soil in place, cycle nutrients, suppress weed growth, and fix nitrogen. They can also interfere with planting and seeding the next crop if not terminated properly. There are several options available for terminating cover crops: choosing species that will winterkill (most of the time!),… Read More

What makes a rubber cow mat unique? For German manufacturer Huber Technik it comes down to the fact that their rubber never meets the road. In this report from the 2024 Canadian Dairy XPO at Stratford, Ont., the company’s owner Veronika Kamm says Huber Technik’s stall mattresses are made from only new tire compounds. “Our… Read More

Canadian potato growers will have a new weapon in the fight against rhizoctonia and black scurf for 2024. AZteroid FC fungicide uses precision chemistry to deliver systemic, long-lasting control of diseases in a wide range of crops, but is registered for only potatoes in Canada, says Vive Crop Protection marketing and communications manager Emily Roden…. Read More

Planting corn directly into a living cover crop before it is killed by herbicide or tillage is not something growers would have considered 30 years ago, says Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural affairs soil management specialist Jake Munroe. More and more farmers, however, are now willing to take the leap thanks to advances… Read More

Research from Purdue University agronomy professor Shaun Casteel indicates that early sulphur applications broadcast pre-plant or right at planting can deliver a soybean yield bump in specific conditions. On the season debut of The Sharp Edge, Maizex agronomist Henry Prinzen takes that knowledge to the field to compare notes with Simcoe, Ontario, grower Kyle Sowden… Read More

In 2019, John Deere’s eAutoPowr concept arrived at Agritechnica touting the potential of the world’s first electric variable transmission. That year, the new transmission concept, developed through a partnership with Joskin, won Agritechnica’s gold innovation award. Fast forward to Agritechnica ’23 and eAutoPowr was again attracting throngs of farmers at the innovation show’s John Deere… Read More

Canada is a major global player in the trade of bulk commodities and animal protein, that’s clear. In addition, the increase in domestic processing of plant-based protein and pulse-based ingredients in the last five years has created more opportunities for processors to ship these types of products worldwide. Bill Greuel, CEO of Protein Industries Canada,… Read More

Fendt’s E-Vario weeder concept presents a weeder that is optimized for combining with an electrically powered tractor. What happens after a company develops an electric tractor and makes plans to bring it to market? In the case of the Fendt e107 V Vario tractor, which made its public debut at Agritechnica, one of the jobs… Read More

When it comes to planter prep, corn is king. The simple truth is most growers spend a lot of time fine-tuning planters to ensure corn seeds are deposited at a consistent depth and are snugged into the soil after the trench is closed. But what about soybeans? Do growers spend enough time working on how… Read More

There’s no better place to conduct practical agronomic research than in the real world, under the same conditions, using the same equipment and management practices. That’s the premise underlying the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers’ On-Farm Network, a farmer-driven research program that was officially launched 10 years ago, in 2014. “We really saw a need… Read More

Farmers looking for high-speed, aggressive tillage may want to take a look at the Vaderstad Carrier XL disc harrow. In this report from Agritechnica, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin and Vaderstad’s Bernt Martensson check out the Carrier XL 725 on the trade show floor at the agriculture innovation showcase held in Hanover, Germany. “We would normally go… Read More

It wasn’t the biggest new tractor roll-out at Agritechnica, but the Valtra S Series certainly attracted its fair share of attention thanks to a unique combination of size and technology. The Valtra S Series is a sixth generation tractor from the Finnish manufacturer, which operates plants in Finland and Brazil. Models range from 280 to… Read More

What’s a planter supposed to do when it rolls into fields and tucks into a fit seedbed? On this episode of RealAgriculture Corn School, Kearney Planters operations manager Cullen Tinline shares a corn planter furrow management wish list and what growers should expect if their planter is fine-tuned, properly prepped, and rolling in good soil… Read More

 

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