Reading Time: 3 minutes Five new products released at one show “was a lot of new stuff. But these were needs in the marketplace, things farmers were asking for.” Taylor de Gooijer of Brandt Industries said the number of new products that his company brought out at the recent Farm Progress Show in Regina kept the short-line company’s staff […] Read more
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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
Sign up now for the FREE Farmtario eNewsletter, your daily Ontario farm and production news delivered to your inbox and you will be automatically entered to WIN a New Holland Compact Tractor PLUS Mower!