Dutch distributor buys into Manitoba Claas dealerships

Reading Time: 2 minutes Corrected, Sept. 17 — A major Dutch farm equipment distributor is buying into the Manitoba equipment business, with a deal for Hepson Equipment and a partnership stake in GenAg. Royal Reesink announced Friday it has bought a controlling stake in Hepson and has a partnership deal in place with the Kehler family, owners of GenAg. […] Read more

Ahead of its unveiling at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show, DOT offered a very brief film-noir-style close-up sneak peek at the new row-crop planter in a YouTube video.

DOT to showcase new row-crop planter at COFS

Reading Time: 1 minute Ontario farmers will be the first to see a new Seedmaster planter for row crops married to the DOT autonomous power platform at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. The company is launching its new prototype planter at the show adding a critical piece to the implements that can be mated to the Canadian-made Dot autonomous farming […] Read more

Vineland has developed products such as this automated cucumber sorter.

Federal funds to support agricultural innovation

Funding intended to accelerate automation and digitization in agriculture sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes The federal government continues to fund large agriculture organization networks with the aim to improve automation in the sector. Why it matters: Tech-adoption on the farm is increasingly identified as an opportunity to make Canadian agriculture more competitive. Governments and industry are devoting resources to support this direction. Up to $49.5 million has been pledged, […] Read more

OMAFRA’s Chris Brown talked about a cross trench dug in cover crop strips to show root depth and subsurface characteristics of different covers.

Controlling compaction need not be expensive

Elgin field day highlights high-tech and low-tech methods of reducing compaction

Reading Time: 5 minutes Getting a handle on compaction starts with knowing how much equipment weighs and how some practical techniques can alleviate the iron load. Farmers, agronomists, and equipment dealers gathered at Elgin Compaction Day in Shedden on Aug. 7 and 8 to discuss how compaction happens, as well as how to fix and prevent it. Why it […] Read more


CNH to list truck and bus business in break-up

Reading Time: 2 minutes Milan | Reuters — Industrial vehicle maker CNH Industrial has decided to split in two and list its truck, bus and engine division in an effort to boost asset values and streamline its businesses. The plan comes just six years after CNH Industrial was created when Fiat Industrial — spun off from the Italian carmaker […] Read more

Robert Saik, CEO of DOT Farm Solutions, will be attending the COFS with DOT and is excited for an announcement geared toward row-crop farmers.

Autonomous platform to make Ontario debut

Canadian-developed DOT A-U1 Power Platform continues to add more implements

Reading Time: 3 minutes The U-shaped DOT A-U1 Power Platform, an autonomous farming robot, will have its Ontario debut at the 2019 Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock. DOT will be accompanied by many members of the company’s Autonomous Farming team, along with CEO of DOT Farm Solutions, Robert Saik. Why It matters: The showcase will give farmers an […] Read more



Manitoba Tories pledge to pump up biofuel content

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba’s incumbent Progressive Conservatives have pledged to boost provincial mandates for biofuel content in gasoline and diesel two weeks ahead of a provincial election. The Tories, whom recent polls favour for re-election on Sept. 10, included the pledge Tuesday in a campaign announcement specifically aimed at the province’s farmers. The party noted its biofuel promise […] Read more

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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