RanchWorx initiated its aerator design work 47 years ago in Florida palm and Texas mesquite because those were the two toughest pasture invasive woody environments.

Steel blades rejuvenate pastures chemical-free

Soil aeration machine can help farmers bring pastures back to life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Some cattle producers treat grazing land like just so much dirt, assuming nature looks after management. The pasture responds accordingly. “People take grazing land and hay land for granted. They’re scared to put money into it. It’s usually a hot topic when cattlemen get together,” said RanchWorx agronomist David Benjamin. “Rotational grazing […] Read more

Can icons simplify chemical labels?

Experts argue an internationally used set of icons could make labels easier to update and understand

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Judging a herbicide by its label can sometimes be as difficult as judging a book by its cover, especially if you’re reading product labels on your tiny smartphone screen. The Pest Management Regulatory Agency database on labels is made up of PDF files, which are often difficult to use when projected on […] Read more

The sectional recirculation valve re-circulates the liquid while it’s spraying. Once liquid enters the boom through the SRV2, nothing goes back into the tank.

Total boom section cleanout possible in five minutes

New valve maintains aggressive recirculation when most needed

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – A new spray boom recirculation valve promises to reduce sprayer clean-out time to five minutes, and eliminate dumping rinsate and active product on the ground. The Sectional Recirculation Valve (SRV) was developed by the Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) Corp. in Wisconsin. The company focuses exclusively on improving the safety and accuracy of […] Read more

The new Lemken Juwel reversible rollover plow lets the operator turn the furrow left or right. Lemken offers a wide variety of shares and discs for different situations.

Steel meets soil once again, but different

New generation plows are available for our changing chemical-free world as some farms return to metal weed control

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – As some farms gradually migrate away from chemical control of plant disease, weeds and insects, farmers have little choice but to revert to some level of cultivation. Steel meets soil, again. There’s an emerging demand for innovative new generation technology to deal with this challenge. In response, Lemken has introduced its new […] Read more

The new Farmall A series tractors come standard with a 12x12 clutch-less power shuttle transmission.

Smaller tractors with more power still don’t need engine regeneration

Farmall FPT engines get horsepower boost and heavier components

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Case has upped the horsepower rating on its new lineup of Farmall A series chore tractors, eliminating the nuisance of engine regeneration. The announcement affects 95A, 105A and 115A tractors. The new models provide the horsepower and a group of standard features designed to fit the needs of beef and dairy operations, […] Read more


Telehandlers’ ability to hoist heavy loads skyward has made them handy additions on many farms, but that same ability can make them dangerous, with power lines and rollovers being the two most common accidents.

More safety urged as telehandler accidents continue

The high lift is the advantage, but also the big risk with telehandlers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Telehandlers are becoming common on more farms each year because of their ability to handle many jobs, serving as crane/forklift hybrid. There are numerous versatile attachments including winches, pallet forks, snow plows, buckets, bale handlers, back hoes, cranes, and forklifts. But there’s a downside to having ability to perform so many tasks, and that is […] Read more

The model 800 Quicker Picker handles rocks up to 34 inches in size, carries 2,000 pounds of material, and lists for $9,995.

Picker rocks and rolls in wet soil and stubble

The Quicker Picker’s unique design shakes out stubble

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – There are countless rock pickers designed for skid steer loaders. One of the most interesting employs a rotating cage that picks up rocks and shakes out the dirt and stubble. The Flexxifinger Quicker Picker is designed to address some of the drawbacks found in other skid steer rock pickers, says Flexxifinger representative […] Read more

SoilReader can be mounted on any field implement or used in a separate dedicated operation as shown here.

Real-time soil analysis in the field

Don’t bring your soil sample to the lab, take the lab to the field, says the Canadian inventor of the SoilReader

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – It’s a difficult concept to sum up in a few words. A Canadian startup sells a coulter that reads nine nutrient factors while pulled through soil. As the headline states, SoilReader can provide real-time data, on the go, as it is pulled through the field. The nine vital constituents are nitrogen, phosphorus, […] Read more


The DumpDek serves as an intermediate stage between the forage trucks and the silo. It allows the driver to dump a load immediately upon arrival at the silo.

DumpDek force feeds forage blower’s blast

The machine helps those using upright silos move forage faster with dump wagons

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Keeping expensive equipment running during peak season is vital in all types of farming operations, including hay harvest. A forage hauler sitting waiting for something to happen is not good. In a typical forage harvest, the forage-collecting tandem trucks and trailers are sometimes seen waiting to dump their load so it can […] Read more

Tractor with a view - Brigade’s Backeye360 merges images from ultra-wide-angle cameras, resulting in a sythentic overall bird’s-eye view of sewn together camera shots that is presented as a single image on the nine-inch screen.

Better system visibility could boost farm safety

Sensors help when eyes can’t see everything from a tractor seat

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Canada had 843 farm fatalities between 2003 and 2012, of which 600 involved implements. More than 17 per cent of all deaths were run-overs attributed to drivers not seeing the victim. The large implements used in farming can prevent the operator from completely seeing the perimeters of the machine. Design of modern […] Read more