Trimble has signed an agreement to purchase Bilberry, the France-based company that specializes in selective weed spraying systems. Bilberry, which was founded in Paris in 2016, has developed an artificial intelligence platform and camera system that identifies weeds in real-time, allowing certain sprayers to be retrofitted with technology to target weeds in a growing crop… Read More

After bringing its first prototype to Canada in 2020, Horsch is into full production with its Leeb VL sprayer for North America. Several features with the Leeb are designed to maximize the hours the sprayer can run every year, including days when wind is not cooperating, says Mike Wasylyniuk, Horsch’s sprayer product manager, in the… Read More

Water hardness is a factor that needs to be considered when spraying, especially when it comes to glyphosate. The high amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in hard water will tie up weak acid salts such as glyphosate, making it ineffective at killing weeds, and potentially increasing the risk of weeds developing herbicide resistance, explains Kim… Read More

Fungicides can deliver a strong defence against fusarium head blight (FHB) in wheat, but how the product is applied in-crop plays a key role in determining whether growers successfully protect those valuable wheat heads. On this episode of the RealAgriculture Wheat School, Syngenta agronomist Brad Garlough shares fusarium application insights and best practices accumulated from… 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

Spraying fungicides from within the canopy is a more efficient method of achieving good crop coverage, as compared to trying to penetrate the crop from above. That’s the idea behind the Beluga drop hose — technology developed in Germany by Agrotop, and now distributed by Greenleaf Technologies in North America. RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin caught up… Read More

With increasing demands for commodities and a desire by many to work smarter not harder, automation within farm equipment has taken a front seat and Raven is dedicated to creating autonomic solutions for new and traditional farm machinery. Commodity Classic in New Orleans was the backdrop for the introduction of Raven’s Omnipower 3200, the latest… Read More

Move over, green-on-ground spray technology: green-on-green is here. And not just any green, John Deere green. Kaylene Ballesteros, product manager with John Deere, took RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis for a tour of the tech at Commodity Classic at New Orleans, Louisiana, last week. “This here is our See & Spray Ultimate. That is our in-season solution… Read More

Precision Planting, a company well known for innovative planting technologies, has set its sights on the sprayer market, revealing projects focused on improving the operation and data collection of sprayers. In January, the company announced it was working on three sprayer technologies it will be testing this summer and releasing over the next couple of years…. Read More

Sprayer technology is one of those things that we are really seeing a continuous evolution. Ag Leader’s RightSpot technology is no exception to that statement. Sam Wilson, technology sales specialist with Ag Leader, was on hand at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky, to discuss a brand new sprayer system. “This allows you… Read More

There are more than a dozen decisions to make before the sprayer hits the field. Are conditions right? Are the tank-mix partners correct? Do I have the right nozzles? How’s my water? Should I be adding in something more? The key to making the right call for these and all the other decisions that go… Read More

Precision Planting is entering the sprayer technology market, with the unveiling of several products focused on improving the sprayer operation and data collection. The company, known for its planting technology, made the announcement at its annual winter conference Jan. 18 at the company’s headquarters in Tremont, Illinois. To start, Precision is planning to offer a… Read More

 

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