The drill market in Western Canada has a new entrant, which is sure to catch people’s eye not only due to its bright green colour, but its unique transport folding system. The K-Hart Industries Spyder drill has been undergoing testing over the last few years and is officially for sale as of 2022, notes Ken… Read More

Wheat harvest is underway in Ontario and many cash crop farmers are wondering whether they should plant those acres to soybeans and take advantage of double cropping. Double crop soybeans are always an opportunity for many growers, says AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan, but it’s important to understand the risks. In 2021, he notes that… Read More

Canola seedlings have experienced a tough start in many areas of the Prairies this year. In Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan, the crop has had to come through flooding, broadcast seeding, compaction, crusting, and flea beetles (stay away, grasshoppers), while it’s been the opposite soil moisture scenario in drought-stricken parts of Alberta and western Saskatchewan. In… Read More

Great Plains is expanding the capacity and efficiency of its BD7600 box drill lineup with the addition of a 50-foot model. Two years after the initial roll-out of the BD7600, the company is now offering its largest model size with several enhancements, including hydraulic drive with DrillCommand capabilities, an exclusive metering system, and a durable, field-tested design. Now… Read More

With strong farm commodity demand and high crop prices, confident farmers attending the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) at Louisville, Kentucky in February look to be eager to replace equipment and upgrade technology. In this interview from the floor of the NFMS, Kurt Coffey, Case IH vice president for North America, tells RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin that the Association… Read More

Based on historical trade data, Canada’s agricultural manufacturers could be among the businesses most affected by the federal government’s decision to cancel permits for exports to Russia as part of its package of sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. On Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly indicated the cancellation of export permits would affect approximately… Read More

A cereal, oilseed, and even pulse drill, the Ultra SR 60 foot air drill from SeedMaster is an all-in-one complete unit, the company says. It has a 750-bushel capacity and uses the Ultra-Pro II metering system for both fertilizer and seed says Duane Kent, territory manager at SeedMaster. “This is kind of a new concept… Read More

 

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