At 80 p.s.i. and 85 gallons per minute, the Fire Tamer can reach out 100 feet with a high-flow, narrow stream and can keep it up for 15 minutes on a 1,200 gallon sprayer.

Harnessing sprayers to tame fire

An Alberta farm invention puts out fire using existing investments, making use of reliable off-road capacity

Self-propelled, high clearance sprayers are great for spraying and have become three-season rigs. As well, in an emergency these could control a serious fire, with the right gear. That’s what Arrowwood, Alta., custom applicator Clark Oberholtzer figured out. He had seen the damage that fires brought to his southern Alberta and Saskatchewan neighbours in the […] Read more

AGCO’s Till Control system enables operators to monitor and adjust the fore and aft-frame as well as the hydraulic lift system from the cab.

Tillage tools reflect need for precision, speed

From electronics to steel, the latest releases in tillage equipment are helping producers turn soil right

Higher capacity and more options when it comes to setting tillage tools have become the latest trend in soil management. During 2019, Deere, Sunflower and Case IH tillage gear are getting new tools that meet this demand. Why it matters: Tillage tools are one of the last bastions of simplicity in agriculture tools, but they […] Read more

A proposal is on the table to determine whether royalties on saved seed should be included in new regulations.

Opinion: Better case needed for farm-saved seed royalties

Given that seed companies have the ability to negotiate contracts to collect royalties, the definitive argument for government regulation to sanction royalties applied to saved seed has yet to be made. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is in the midst of a consultation process on a proposal to determine whether royalties on saved seed should be […] Read more

Agriculture leaders, experts, government officials, farmers and academics recently gathered in Gatineau, Que., for a two-day conference to talk about public trust.

Public trust in agriculture declines

A yearly study found that trust declined for the first time in several years

Consumers are taking a dimmer view of the Canadian food system, according to an organization set up to improve the perceptions of Canada’s food industry. The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity found in a large-scale study of adult Canadians, that 36 per cent of consumers felt the food system was headed in the right direction, […] Read more

At 3,200 gallons, the Dammann DT3200S4 is the biggest self-propelled sprayer in North America. With six-wheel drive and four-wheel steering it is also one of the most unique.

PHOTOS: North America’s largest sprayer hits the marketplace

The Dammann 3500 HS4 Profi-Class self-propelled sprayer has a capacity of 3,170 gallons

Kitted-out as a Canada Special, the new Dammann 3500 HS4 Profi-Class is the largest self-propelled sprayer in the North American marketplace. While not quite the widest, at 125 feet, it takes the prize for the most capacity, at 3,170 gallons. The machine’s ability to remain in the field longer between refills makes it attractive to […] Read more


Farmers who attended Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show got to experience electrostatic charged spray at work.

Sprayer power: Is electricity the next big thing in spray adjuvants?

Positively charging spray droplets can help them stick to plants, but droplets need to be small

Getting fungicides and insecticides into the canopy and to the underside of leaves is a challenge for most sprayers. Small droplet sizes and even coverage are needed for this and for the fungicide lacquering required for control in most non-systemic products; and that comes with the risk of drift. Why it matters: With more precise […] Read more