Xarvio Field Manager, from BASF Digital Farming, has expanded its weather station device connectivity options for farmers in collaboration with METOS Canada. With the integration of weather data collected from METOS Canada, and xarvio’s Field Manager agronomic algorithms and models, farmers will have access to enhanced crop production decisions for fields and field zones, BASF… Read More

AGCO has announced as of May 5, 2022, it was subject to a ransomware attack that has impacted some of its production facilities. The company says it is still investigating the event of the attack, but it is anticipated that its business operations will be adversely affected for several days, and potentially longer to fully… Read More

More than a thousand workers at two CNH Industrial (CNHi) plants in the U.S. that make farm tractors and construction equipment have gone on strike, as of May 2 at noon. The United Auto Workers said workers in Racine, Wisconsin and Burlington, Iowa set up picket lines after “the company failed to present an agreement… Read More

AGCO says it has acquired JCA Industries, Inc., a Manitoba-based company that develops software and electronic systems to control and automate tractors and agricultural machines. Headquartered in Winnipeg, JCA has worked behind-the-scenes with many agricultural equipment manufacturers on their electronic designs in the past, including projects focused on automation and robotics. For example, JCA worked… Read More

Manufacturing company Linamar Corporation has announced a deal to acquire Ontario-based fertilizer and tillage equipment-maker, Salford Group. The agreement would see Linamar, which has its headquarters in Guelph, Ont., pay approximately C$260 million to Salford’s shareholders. The acquisition would expand Linamar’s agriculture business, which is currently centred around MacDon Industries. “Agriculture and food is a… Read More

As warmer weather arrives and fields start to dry up, many growers are tempted to begin field work in preparation for planting. Working soil that’s not fit, however, can prove problematic later in the spring and throughout the growing season. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Corn School, we catch up with PRIDE Seeds agronomist Matt… Read More

Corn yield records are made to be broken. That was certainly the case in Ontario in 2021 when the provincial average topped 200 bushels per acre, smashing the previous average yield mark. But all the corn brings with it an abundance of organic matter to return to the soil. When it comes to soil health… Read More

A Toronto-based company that owns proprietary technology for producing “green” ammonia is planning to demonstrate its containerized anhydrous ammonia production system on a farm southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba. FuelPositive Corporation has signed a letter of intent with Curtis and Tracy Hiebert, who operate an 11 thousand acre grain farm near Sperling. “We are excited to… Read More

The federal government has announced a contribution to strengthen the sustainability of Canada’s agriculture sector. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) says up to $419,000 will be funded to Mojow Autonomous Solutions Inc., through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, under the AgriScience Program. The company will be using the funding to develop an… Read More

Precision agriculture strategies and technology have become an integral part of managing crops such as corn, soybeans, and wheat, but are edible bean growers using it effectively in dry bean crops? Dublin, Ont., grower and Hensall Co-op field marketer Dave Louwagie doesn’t think so. On this episode of RealAgriculture’s Edible Bean School, Louwagie explains that compared to other… Read More

 

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