VeriGrain has made some updates to their grain inventory product, since the last in-person trade show, including an update to the VeriGrain app. “We really made it easy for growers to take grain samples, track those samples, with the goal of getting a more representative sample and to be able to share and manage that… Read More

Thunderstruck Ag has launched a new grain dryer product, the ThunderDryer from GO Technologies. “The ThunderDryer gives you the opportunity to condition and dry your grain in your bin allowing you to take your grain off the field in better conditions and operate your harvest in less than favourable conditions,” says the company’s website. Jeremy… Read More

Harvest weed seed control isn’t necessarily new to the agriculture industry. Farmers in Australia have been using seed control units on the backs of their combines to reduce weed seed return to the soil for several years. There are different methods to control weeds with a seed control unit — everything from cost-effective things like… Read More

The EVO LFS from Capstan Ag Systems is a turn compensation variable rate sectional control module for air drills. The new product was featured at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show (WCCPS) in Saskatoon, Sask. Garnet Welykholowa of Capstan Ag Systems breaks down what the new product is about in the interview below. “Capstan designed… Read More

A brand-new high speed discer series from Brandt is “highly configurable” starting with seven different sizes, from 16 feet up to 45 feet. Two different disc sizes — 20-inch or 22-inch — and three different styles, smooth, U-notch, or fluted, add to customization. “As far as the finishing options we have three different types of… Read More

The Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame honours leaders in agriculture in the province who have made significant contributions. There are four inductees this year, including: Rick Holm, professor emeritus in plant science at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and former director of the Crop Development Centre; William (Bill) Jameson, founding partner of JGL… Read More

Good equipment design isn’t just about doing the best job; it also takes into account shifting agronomic trends and practices. Curtis de Gooijer, agronomist with Bourgault Industries Ltd., was recently at the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, Sask., to highlight their agronomy program and some of the recent in-field trials that have been conducted. The… Read More

If you were farming on the western Canadian Prairies in 2019, you’ll most likely shudder at the thought of flea beetles, knowing how rampant they ran throughout the spring. Syngenta recently rolled out a new flea beetle option for seed treatments in Western Canada, called Fortenza Advanced, that has the active ingredients sulfoxaflor and cyantraniliprole…. Read More

Old-style flow indicators on sprayers can be tricky — keeping an eye on those floating balls, placing it somewhere in your cab that is visible, and ensuring your sprayer is working all at the same time can be difficult. To address the issue, Canadian manufacturer Wilger Industries Ltd. is headed into the first full production… Read More

Launched at Crop Production show at Saskatoon, Sask., the latest addition in the Väderstad tillage series made an appearance — the inline sideband knife. The knife is an insertable tip that creates a side-band effect. It can be used on any of the company’s drills worldwide, but is particularly useful for western Canadian conditions. “We’ve… Read More

When you are the executive director of an organization that emphasizes the importance of having a conversation, presentations are inevitable. Adelle Stewart, executive director of the Do More Ag Foundation, says that whether she speaks in front of an audience of five or 500, she’s just happy to have people to have the conversation with…. Read More

Syngenta recently rolled out Miravis, a brand new fungicide available for the 2020 growing season. RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis caught up with Syngenta Canada’s Randy Retzlaff at the Crop Production Show at Saskatoon, Sask., to talk about Miravis Ace — a version of the fungicide that is targeted at spring wheat, winter wheat, and durum wheat…. Read More

It was a very frosty week in Saskatchewan, which felt just right at -50 degrees Celsius. Inside the walls of Prairieland Park at the Crop Production Show, farmers were in a relatively good mood despite roughly 10% of the 2019 crop still out in the fields. After three days at the show, I decided to… Read More

 

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