Tag: Salford

Salford intros the Valmar 9620, high capacity addition to the Air Boom line

Salford’s Valmar 9620 was on display at Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois last month. The newest addition to Salford’s Valmar Air Boom line features a 660 cubic foot hopper, and 70 foot hydraulic booms, allowing it to cover at least 110 acres per hour, with less time needed to re-fill. In addition, the machine… Read more »

Sectional Spreader Delivers Fertilizer Flexibility

Placing fertilizer where it needs to go can prove challenging, especially along roads, fencerows and bending contours of a field. But navigating fields and hitting the spot should be easier with the new Javelin sectional spreader from Salford BBI. “It’s the first precision spreader on the North American market to achieve a true 120-foot spread… Read more »

Salford Expansion Continues With AerWay Acquisition

The Salford Group is expanding again. This time the Ontario-based tillage, seeding and fertilizer application company has purchased AerWay, well known to farmers for its soil aeration products. Salford Chief Executive Officer Geof Gray says the AerWay acquisition from SAF-HOLLAND Canada Ltd allows the company to “expand our niche tillage product line-up to offer more… Read more »

Salford’s Pathfinder Steers Seeding and Fertilizer Application

The Pathfinder from Salford Group is a versatile, steerable cart designed to travel behind anything from a strip till bar to a planter or tillage tool. It’s also designed to carry multiple fertilizer application systems. Salford product manager Brad Baker explains the PathFinder is equipped with a steerable undercarriage that can be adjusted from 120… Read more »

Agritechnica 2015: Canadian Companies Reaching Farmers Around the World

You may think of them as a local manufacturing company employing local people selling to local farmers, but many Canadian agriculture companies have a presence that extends well beyond their backyards. Their global reach was evident at Agritechnica — the world’s largest ag machinery show held in Germany earlier this month — as 65 Canadian companies set up… Read more »

Salford Adds the I-4200 to its Independent Tillage Series

Salford introduced two new vertical tillage units in June, just in time for Canada’s Farm Progress Show: the I-2200 and the I-4200, both part of the “independent” series.  The latter of the two, the hybrid I-4200, was also on display at Ag in Motion last week. The I-4200 retains a lot of the same design… Read more »

Salford Acquires Valmar Airflo

Tillage, seeding and fertilizer application equipment manufacturer Salford Group has announced the acquisition of Valmar Airflo Inc., a Manitoba-based maker of seed and granular spreaders. “We are thrilled to add Valmar Airflo to our family,” said Geof Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Salford Group, in a news release. “This merger will allow us to offer a complete… Read more »

In the Dirt: Making Strip Tillage Work

When Mark Muench was frustrated with the strip tillage tool options available to him, he decided to work with Salford to develop a new tool that would tackle the conditions on his farm near Ogden, Iowa. Over a decade of adjusting his soil management practices and equipment went in to getting strip tillage right on… Read more »

In The Dirt: Considerations for a Late Harvest — All About Ruts & Planning Ahead

The soybean harvest is likely behind by about two weeks for much of Ontario and parts of the U.S. For those who may want to get wheat or cover crops in, time is of the essence, and that can mean that waiting for ideal soil conditions before planting or working the ground doesn’t happen. But… Read more »

Salford Acquires U.S. Spreader Manufacturer BBI

Ontario-based tillage equipment manufacturer Salford Group, Inc. has acquired a Georgia, U.S.-based company that makes spreaders for the agriculture, poultry, turf and construction industries. The deal to buy BBI Spreaders closed on October 2nd. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “BBI is a great fit for us because they come to the market… Read more »

In the Dirt: Tillage Research — Trials & Tribulations

One year and one field does not a trial make, says Mark Van Veen, with Salford, in regards to some of the findings gleaned from the company’s tillage trials in Michigan. Salford has spent a few years evaluating several types and timing of tillage in an effort to put together reasonable comparisons of expected planter… Read more »

Agronomy Geeks Ontario —Ep. 8: Tillage Strategies for a Wet Spring

As the cool, wet spring drags on in Ontario, many farmers are wrestling with whether they have time for tillage or should they just plant as soon as the soil is fit. In this episode of the Agronomy Geeks Ontario podcast, Bernard Tobin talks tillage strategy with Salford Farm Machinery’s Jim Boak. Are certain types… Read more »

In the Dirt: A Time Lapse Look at the Impact of Tillage on Corn Residue

There’s nothing quite like demo plots — where else will you find head to head comparisons of one variety or practice compared against its neighbour? The trouble with plots, though, is that you only usually see them once and then have to wait for data months later to find out what the real difference was… Read more »

In the Dirt: Assessing Early Spring Soil Conditions & Devising a Plan of Attack

As the snow slowly recedes and farmers are itching to get the clover on (but not N yet, please!), now is a great time of year to make assessments on the condition the seedbed left by fall field work. You can learn a lot taking the time now to tour your fields, eye up some… Read more »

Two Names, One Pass: A Valmar/Salford Cover Cropping Unit

The potential benefits of cover crops are vast: improved soil tilth and nutrient availability, interruption of disease/pest cycles and improved soil biological activity is just the tip of the iceberg. Cover cropping is not all roses, though, and like any  cropping endeavour, it comes with management challenges and re-cropping considerations of its own. But, once you’ve… Read more »