If you ask a farmer or agronomist using a drone for field scouting or other imagery-related applications what type of unit they use, chances are it’s a DJI Phantom. There are many drone manufacturers out there, but the Chinese company has a majority market share, particularly in the market for beginner units. The latest model in DJI’s… Read More

Some of the RealAg team (Jason and Kelvin) is Winnipeg this week, along with hundreds of farmers, at the third annual CropConnect conference. Attendance on day one was up from last year, with speakers (and guests in the RealAg studio) covering topics ranging from the latest UAV tech to struvite fertilizer to sunflower grading. Roberta… Read More

Advancements in farm technology often come from major investments in research and development by large companies, but there are still cases where farmer ingenuity is part of developing something new. Matt Reimer, a young farmer from Killarney, Manitoba, has received plenty of attention after posting videos on YouTube last summer of his work automating a John Deere… Read More

Technology that enhances how we view and experience information is always changing. Whether it’s John Deere’s combine simulator or Magic Leap’s proposed “cinematic reality” device, companies are trying to create interactive life-like experiences for users or potential customers. You might think it’s the kind of stuff you have to go to a tech show in Las… Read More

This week’s Word starts off with comments and feedback from last week’s rant on tillage. Peter Johnson, resident agronomist for RealAgriculture and host of this weekly podcast, discusses tillage, late nitrogen on corn, and so much more. Have a question for Wheat Pete? Call 1-888-746-3311, send him a tweet (@wheatpete), or email him at [email protected] Highlights: The Three T’s… Read More

The 2015 growing season is not only in the books, it’s also up on YouTube. Thanks to UAVs, GoPro cameras and simple film-editing software, it’s become easier to capture breathtaking visuals from each growing season. So whether you’re dreaming of getting back into the field as the snow starts to fly, curious what kind of airseeder… Read More

Harvest is in the homestretch and it’s time for farmers to start thinking about how the precision agriculture data they’ve accumulated can help build a winning strategy for 2016. In this Corn School episode, AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan looks at how farmers can combine performance data and field observations to diagnose issues that contribute… Read More

Three days before the early bird deadline and three weeks before kick-off, the 2015 FarmTech Conference sold out. And it’s no wonder, really. The event boasts big name keynotes like improv master Colin Mochrie and Canada’s Peter Mansbridge, but it doesn’t rely on keynotes alone to garner attention. Concurrent speakers are also of impressive calibre, hand-picked by FarmTech’s education… Read More

 

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