Lemken has announced that the company is exiting the sprayer business. The company says it plans to “strengthen its mechanical weed control, plus selective crop care business” instead. Lemken’s sprayer line-up was never sold in North America, but it does indicate the direction that some manufacturers may take due to the increased appetite for mechanical… Read More

With the acquisition of Dutch company Machinefabriek Steketee B.V. this year, Lemken has expanded its product portfolio, including the addition of row-crop cultivator EC-Weeder. The cultivator uses the IC-Light camera system to identify rows, and when paired with automatic steering, allows the machine to automatically adjust for accurate placement between rows. “We can go up… Read More

With pressure building in Europe for a ban on glyphosate, equipment manufacturers are thinking ahead to assist farmers in removing weeds mechanically. LEMKEN recently acquired the Dutch company Machinefabriek Steketee B.V. as a step in expanding its crop care product portfolio with implements for mechanical weed control and future-oriented camera-assisted machine control. “At Agritechnica in… Read More

Lemken’s Heliodor (a compact disc harrow designed to clean up plowed ground) has been manufactured in Europe for over a decade, and has recently been introduced to North America to help with residue management and seedbed preparation. With a three-point hitch linkage available in up to 6m (20′) working widths, the Heliodor’s relatively light-weight means… Read More

Farmers can look forward to a new LEMKEN compact-disc for the 2014 growing season, as the company rolls out the Rubin 12 compact-disc harrow for primary tillage applications. Designed to work at depths of 5 to 8 inches, the Rubin 12 delivers intensive, uniform mixing and crumbling in one pass – even in very heavy… Read More

This ain’t your grandaddy’s plow, no way. Moldboard plows have come a long way, and with the updating has come renewed interest in moving some soil around. New features and more depth control brought onlookers in the hundreds to demo plots at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to see these plows in action. For Pat Lynch’s… Read More