Raven’s OmniDrive is a real-life autonomous system for tractors and combines. It’s programmed to automatically pick up the combine at optimal points in the field and shuttle the load to the road. All this without a driver.

First truly autonomous grain cart tractor is here and put to a farmers’ test

Raven puts its latest technology into OmniDrive

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The first Canadian OmniDrive field demo took place Sept. 8 when a group of about 50 farmers got together at Haggerty Creek Agricultural Services, the Raven dealer near Bothwell, Ont. Haggerty Creek co-owner Chuck Baresich admitted that his initial grain cart encounters while driving the combine were weird. “The first thing I […] Read more

In Case IH research, tillage prescriptions based on soil type and conditions contributed to more efficient fuel economy and use compared with constant-depth tillage.

Precision prescriptions used to remedy tillage issues

Producers can fine-tune adjustments without stopping and getting out of the cab

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Farmers are accustomed to using prescription maps for fertilizer and crop protection products. Now, they can use those layers to make prescription maps for tillage operations. Case has introduced prescription tillage technology as an option to its existing AFS Soil Command. Why it matters: With this technology, a farm manager or agronomist […] Read more

XT carts range in capacity from 850 bushels requiring 200 horsepower, up to 1,500 bu. requiring 300 h.p. They all feature a 20-inch auger with half-inch, double-pitch flighting and they all move 600 bu. per minute.

XT grain carts up ante to 600 bushels per minute

Big grain cart also has long forward and side reach

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – It’s been one year since Brandt introduced its line of XT series grain carts. Reaction has been positive to the auger positioning and 600 bushel-per-hour performance. According to Brandt’s Cory Borys, the unique auger design simplifies loading and unloading. The XT auger has the longest forward reach, longest side reach and tallest […] Read more

Harvesting nitrogen a sustainable option, says Corteva

Biological product works with plants to draw nitrogen from the atmosphere

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Nitrogen makes up 78 per cent of Earth’s atmosphere. It is also one of the biggest cost factors in growing crops. So why not use the nitrogen in the air around us? It’s an exciting concept — extracting nitrogen from thin air and putting it to use growing a crop. As a […] Read more

The Meter Max Ultra Test Stand calibrates any brand or type of meter. It drives the meter at the same speed and population the grower dials in.

Planter calibration critical to planter ROI

Every one per cent gain in meter accuracy can mean one to two bushels of yield

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Research during the past two decades tells corn growers that seed spacing, seed singulation and seed placement are critical factors in extracting top returns from that big input investment. Why it matters: Accurate seed placement is critical when planting thousands of seeds per hour. The most important task in any cropping system […] Read more


OneSoil was co-founded in Belarus six years ago by Sasha Yakovlev.

Free satellite images available from OneSoil

The company provides soil management apps to help encourage farmers

Reading Time: 3 minutes One contiguous atmosphere blankets Earth. We all breathe that same air. We all walk on the same band of soil. We all grow food on the same band of soil. We have a lot in common, all of us who live on planet Earth.  That’s why OneSoil is an appropriate name for a new satellite […] Read more

DynaCERT chief engineer Robert Maier says he’s looking for farmers who have new gen machinery with a high degree of connectivity, so he can run documented trials on HydraGEN performance in an agricultural context.

Hydrogen and oxygen equal cleaner burn

Lower combustion temperatures increase power and decrease nitrogen oxides, creating healthier fuel efficiency

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – A minuscule mist of hydrogen and oxygen sprayed into the air intake of a diesel engine can burn cleaner and lower fuel consumption by 10 to 20 per cent. The technology delivers greater fuel efficiency with less pollution. The unique HydraGEN technology is based on the fact that flame speed of hydrogen […] Read more

Growing interest in composting and granular fertilizer is prompting manufacturers to up the anty on spreader technology.

New technology comes to high output compost spreaders

Greater automation means less maintenance on the larger volume spreaders

Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The trend toward surface-applied granular fertilizer is prompting manufacturers to develop new spreaders, such as the New Leader compost spreader, which debuted at Ag in Motion Discovery Plus in July. The spreader is a new design, with only a handful of units sold in the United States so far, and none in […] Read more


When FieldBot isn’t busy helping people farm, it can serve sentry duty at the billabong and sound an alert when duck flocks arrive.

Fieldbot can be quite bossy

One field robot runs the show and tells other robots what to do, system manages not just monitors events

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Fieldbot is no ordinary ag sensor. It issues orders, turns irrigation pumps on and off, controls fans and feeding equipment in livestock operations, even sends dairy cows into the parlour. Fieldbot can serve as a producer’s eyes and ears, while they’re busy carrying on with the actual work of farming. It will […] Read more

As cover crops continue to catch on, more farmers are looking for technology to make it happen. The new drop tube kits from AGCO will be available on new machines this summer and as a retrofit for existing RoGators this fall.

Drop tubes allow dual urea and cover crop seed application

New granular/seed tubes for RoGator put the right products in the right places, between the rows, not on them

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – Farmers can now apply 150 pounds per acre urea while simultaneously applying 20 pounds per acre cover crop seed through new drop tubes retrofitted to a RoGator AirMax Precision R1/R2. The new drop tube kit is designed for between-row application of in-season dry granular fertilizer and precisely seeding cover crops into standing […] Read more