A Xarvio Smart Sprayer demo on display at Ag in Motion in July 2019.

Smart sprayer shoots weeds with a targeted herbicide blast

The technology will mean driving slower, but using much less product

Glacier FarmMedia – A Smart Sprayer, equipped with boom-mount cameras coupled to Xarvio image recognition technology, can identify 20 species of weeds and trigger a surgically precise herbicide blast to one specific weed. Why it matters: Conventional field spraying coverage dumps millions of litres of unneeded herbicide on millions of Canadian acres, which represents a […] Read more

RoadBib is designed for tractors that split their time between field and road, such as manure, silage, grain carts, water tanks and spreading equipment.

New tractor tire improves on-road ride

New tire type is designed to improve tire life, handling and operator comfort through reduced vibration

“Bib” the Michelin Man has just introduced a new tire aimed at farmers who regularly drive their tractors on public roads, towing heavy loads. The Michelin RoadBib has a new tread design. Instead of a traditional lugged tire, it features 52 blocks with a wide footprint and shallow tread. The tire has a plain, central […] Read more

The Veris iScan-plus harnesses four different sensing technologies, including an electrical conductivity array, red and infrared optical sensors, a capacitance moisture sensor and a thermopile sensor for soil temperature.

Sensor system logs four soil factors at once

The iScan can help farmers make decisions on adjustment of implements

Tillage and seeding implement manufacturers are giving farmers more working tool adjustment features. But how do you know what to adjust and which way to adjust it? Simply guessing is counter to the intent of these adjustments, said Veris Technologies manager Tyler Lund in a interview. He says Veris has just introduced a new system […] Read more

Praxidyn founder Doug Applegate with sons Luke, at left, and Brent focus their energy on developing products like their Mixmate Pro Inductor, in the background, to help streamline the process of filling sprayers.

Potential productivity calculation depends on sprayer fill time

Turn speed can be quicker with smaller sprayers

A bigger implement isn’t necessarily a more cost-effective implement. With sprayers for example, the longer fill time of a bigger sprayer may cut into potential return on investment. Smaller is sometimes smarter. Size is a major consideration in any new sprayer decision. While a larger sprayer is more productive, a grower should try to achieve […] Read more

Summers calls their Renegade fresh from the ground up, it is a variable tillage machine because it can perform up to 10 different functions depending on the setup.

More multi-task tillage tools hit the dirt

Some producers startled at the cost of ‘‘one trick pony’’ cultivators

As more farmers gradually move toward more tillage, they’re finding that the old iron they dragged out of the bush is not up to the performance standards of new machines. But in looking at new tillage implements, some growers are startled by the cost, especially on implements that only perform one task. Price tags on […] Read more


Tom Wolf gets a look at the Simon Innovations Accu-Volume system.

Colour your guessing glass gauge gone

An Ontario company wants to use a digital gauge to replace visual gauges on sprayers

The high-clearance sprayer represents some of the most advanced agricultural technology that we have today — except for that obsolete guessing glass gauge we depend on to sight-estimate liquid volume in the tank. It’s time to get rid of the clear sight gauge. Why it matters: A digital gauge is far more accurate that conventional […] Read more