Southern Alberta has been in a multi-year drought, so when the most substantial snowfall in, well, years, fell last week, there’s been plenty of talk of how to keep the snow where it is in hopes it percolates in to the soil. There’s also been action, and one farmer’s innovative approach to water conservation has… Read More

When it comes to phosphorus, having early availability close to the seed is of utmost importance to support early seedling development. Too much phosphorus too close can also cause seedling toxicity and death. What’s the right amount for starter fertilizer? There’s no one right answer, but there are several considerations for phosphorus management at seeding,… Read More

There’s no timetable for its arrival, but when it does hit farm fields Steyr expects its hybrid CVT to pack a powerful punch. In this report from Agritechnica, RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin and CNH Industrial business manager Marco Otten discuss how Steyr plans to place significant power, speed and manoeuvrability at the tractor operator’s command. In… Read More

Last year at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, investors and inventors were all a-buzz about biologicals. This year, the spending mood at the conference was more subdued overall, with the focus shifted away from biological products and on to measuring carbon emissions. Jay Whetter, editor of Canola Digest and unofficial San Fransisco tour guide, attended… Read More

A frigid fundraiser hosted by a seed business at Domain, Manitoba has raised more than $70 thousand for STARS air ambulance. 19 people from the seed industry and broader agriculture community, including RealAg’s Kelvin Heppner, plunged into a hole cut in the thick ice on the Pitura Seeds farm pond on Friday afternoon. All the… Read More

Massey Ferguson plans to deliver the most powerful tractor it has ever produced for fall 2024. The MF 9S Series includes six models with power ranging from 285 to 425 horsepower. The tractor drew plenty of eyeballs at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany. Beyond the power boost, the manufacturer also says it’s the most straightforward tractor… Read More

Wheat seed placed in a furrow across a field spells possibility to a farmer, but to diseases that lurk in the soil, wheat seed is food, not a potential crop. Using untreated wheat seed means that each seed could be vulnerable to seed- and/or soil-borne diseases, explains Shad Milligan, Seedcare technical lead for Syngenta Canada…. Read More

Once soybeans are up and out of the ground, the crop can be quite resilient. What’s more, soybeans are proving hardier than first thought, and new research suggests that planting earlier — even before corn or canola — can yield good results. In this episode of the Soybean School, Laura Schmidt, production specialist with the… Read More

Exports from Canada face growing uncertainty as governments around the world look inward in an effort to gain votes. Whether it’s the collapse of the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement process, individual countries introducing new technical trade barriers, or politicians deploying subsidies and tariffs in the name of more domestic jobs, the world is generally… Read More

Canadian farmers who run Väderstad planters will see something familiar when they look closely at the company’s new Proceed V seed drill. The tillage and seeding company has been working on the Proceed V for several years and when it starts production in 2025 it will feature the Gilstring seed meter — it’s currently used… Read More

 

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