Tag: Peter Gredig

Farmer Rapid Fire: The 2018 planting season begins

Planters and drills are starting to roll across much of the country as we enter the second week of May, with concerns about moisture (a lack of moisture in the west, and too much in the east) growing. With the start of the new growing season, it’s time for Farmer Rapid Fire, where we chat… Read more »

Late spring start becoming a reality for farmers across Canada

Spring has not sprung. Spring is still buried in the hole that the groundhog climbed back into. With a gross return to winter weather in the first week of April across much of Canada, farmers are facing the reality that it will likely be a later start this spring. But is panic setting in or… Read more »

AgNerds: Ever-Evolving Tech, Apps and Expectations

It’s hard to believe that a mere century ago, Canada was still in the process of installing phonelines. In fact, in February of 1916, Montreal and Vancouver were connected by telephone for the first time ever, a feat that took over 6700km of circuit. The first flip phone appeared 80 years later, followed closely by the first “smart… Read more »

AgNerds: Smart Watches, Holograms and the Future of Mobile Technology

Want to spot an uber-Apple lover? Check wrists. The Apple watch began shipping about two weeks ago, and for those willing to part with a starting price of $500 (CDN),  the status symbol offers wearers the ability to send everything from a simple text message to their heart beat, from their wrist (apparently provided there are… Read more »

AgNerds: Bluetooth Alert — Your Lawn Mower Needs an Oil Change

We’re in the midst of a smartphone app era, some as trivial as games of pursuit, others as significant as financial management. In agriculture, we’ve seen the use of apps truly grow, from a few simple calculators to tablet displays. But, some apps seem to make the mainstream market before spreading their roots into agriculture. That’s… Read more »

AgNerds: Hold on a Moment While We Print that Gasket for You

You’ve heard of 3D printing, how could you not? It’s been all over the news, from its potential in modern medicine (think printing prosthetics), to its use in cooking up dinners in space. But, between medicine and the international space station, there’s agriculture. And agriculture has a great deal to benefit from this technology too…. Read more »

AgNerds: Are Farmers Being Sold More Tech Than They Need?

To justify purchasing a new piece of technology for a farm, its value can’t be based on the “wow factor.” It must solve a problem and improve the overall efficiency of the operation. With that in mind, are farmers being sold more technology than they need? Should a producer have to pay for the cost… Read more »

TechTour Live: What’s the Must-Have Technology That Makes Your Farm Competitive?

Each farm has its own advantages that make it viable and competitive. So if you sit down and think about it, what’s one piece of technology that gives you that advantage? Or is there something that another farm is doing that you could implement to make your farm more competitive? Each stop on the TechTour… Read more »

AgNerds: Google Glass isn’t Just for Nerds Anymore

No longer just a concept, Google Glass is moving ever closer to a face near you. This very hands-free but completely web-connected device has moved from theory to real-life-testing in an incredibly short period of time. But what can Google Glass do, and, more importantly, will you look ridiculous wearing them? See more: Click here… Read more »

AgNerds: Get Comfortable with the Cloud

It’s time for another edition of AgNerds, where Shaun Haney and someone else equally tech-savvy talk about gizmos, gadgets and other techie things! And, yes, for this edition we do indeed have the one and only Peter Gredig back in the saddle/tradeshow chair to talk about, of all things, the cloud. The what, you say?… Read more »

Ontario Agronomy Geeks, Ep. 2 — Have Another Pint, Gredig

Its time for episode two of the Ontario Agronomy Geeks. This weeks guests are St. Thomas farmer Peter Gredig and University of Guelph Professor and OMAFRA Weed Specialist Mike Cowbrough.  The panel joins Shaun Haney to discuss corn harvest progress, corn hybrid selection, potential acre increase for IP soybeans in 2014, does lower prices mean… Read more »

Ontario Agronomy Geeks — Ep1 — I Wish I Had More Wheat in the Ground

Lots to discuss this week on the Ontario Agronomy Geeks. The guests this week are Steve Denys, VP Sales and Marketing Pride Seeds, Peter Johnson, Wheat Specialist OMAFRA, and St. Thomas based farmer Peter Gredig. We hope that you enjoy the first edition of the Ontario Agronomy Geeks, where we discussed the corn and soybean… Read more »

AgNerds, Episode XVII: What’s Your Mobile Device Strategy?

What’s your technology mix? Phone and a laptop, phone, tablet and a laptop, or desktop, phone and a tablet? Or something else entirely? It’s an expensive trial, this getting the right mix of useful gadgets, so certified AgNerds Shaun Haney and Peter Gredig decided to tackle the question. Inspired by Shaun’s adoption of the lamely-named… Read more »

AgNerds 16 – iPhone 5, Bad Maps and the First Apple Mistake

The release of the iPhone 5 came, as usual, with a lot of fanfare and then a wake of criticism following behind it. The biggest criticism legitimately targeted Apple’s new mapping system which has been buggy from the word go. The backlash even coaxed a very rare apology out of Apple CEO Tim Cook. The… Read more »

AgNerds 15 – Apple Versus Samsung – Can You Patent a Rectangle?

This past week Apple won a patent case against Samsung and was awarded one billion dollars for its troubles.  This battle is not over and there will be months and maybe years of appeals, countersuits and more intellectual property lawyers getting filthy rich. In this episode of the AgNerds, Shaun Haney and Peter Gredig discuss… Read more »