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Crop Stop to showcase new production technology

Check out new tractors, apps and drone demonstrations

The DJI Drone Canada T20 will demonstrate its spraying and seeding capabilities at Crop Stop.

Crop Stop will feature the latest in technology, with special programming featuring equipment, software and research. 

Presented by Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) in partnership with Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), Crop Stop promises a high-value experience through interaction between farmers and industry partners. 

The event will include crop plot tours, equipment demos and new technology. Exhibitors will bring crop production advances to this two-day show Sept. 23 and 24 at Discovery Farm Woodstock, home of COFS. Here is a preview of what farmers can expect:

Resilient Fields App

Looking for ways to build resilience in your fields? Try the Resilient Fields App. It’s a handy online tool farmers can use to support better management decision-making on a field-by-field basis. The app is free, and allows farmers to access information on a variety of field challenges, such as erosion, nutrient needs, water issues and soil management. Based on field data, a confidential report is created that can be filed for future use and shared as necessary with a certified crop advisor. Presented by Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario. Go to resilientfields.ca to try out the Resilient Fields App. Learn more at christianfarmers.org.

New Case IH Tractor launches

Check out the new Case IH Tractors. They will launch and demonstrate their latest Puma Series Tractor, Vestrum Series Tractor, and the New Farmall Utility A Series Tractor. The New Puma Series Tractor is an efficient, durable, all-purpose tractor with just the right amount of power for both row-crop and livestock applications. The new Vestrum Series Tractor stands out from the crowd, combining the compact dimensions of a maneuverable four-cylinder tractor with the premium cab comfort design of larger Case IH models. The Farmall Series delivers the power and performance owners expect, meeting the demand for rugged yet comfortable and easy to operate equipment suitable to all types of farming businesses. Learn more at caseih.com.

Mobile Soil Technology Suite presented by OSCIA

The Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) will be showcasing its new Mobile Soil Technology Suite (MSTS). The MSTS is a fully self-contained trailer that can travel around the province to different areas, transporting knowledge and research about soil. It includes a large LED screen, cameras, sound system, generator and much more. The MSTS was designed to showcase field demonstrations and applied research to benefit Ontario farmers. It shows the implications of farm activities and equipment on soil health and water quality through on-farm demonstrations. The MSTS will be available for local associations to rent for outdoor events such as weigh clinics, compaction events and meetings. Learn more at ontariosoilcrop.org.

Wonderfull (DJI Drone Canada) spraying/spreading demo

Farming can be easier with the DJI plant protection drone. It’s an easy-to-use aerial spraying option that ordinary people can operate - in fact, it’s as easy as operating a mobile phone. Jenny Chen will provide a full field demonstration of the DJI Agras T20, from how to open and fold, install the battery and water tank, and how to operate it. DJI plant protection drone is used for spraying pesticides, and the T20 can also be used for planting seed and placing fertilizer. Chen will provide full demonstrations of the DJI T20 water consumption system and spreading capacity. See how to spray manually and automatically, hover, rotate, and how the drone imitates the ground to fly. In the spreading demonstration, Chen will show how to load seed or fertilizer and set the remote to perform spreading operations according to a preset route and return to the take off point. Learn more at wonderfull.ca.

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