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Are AgBots the way of the future for agriculture in Canada, or simply the latest in a long line of products marketed as must-haves for Canadian producers?Long used in the dairy industry for autonomous milking and herding, robotics technology is being applied in soil testing, data collection, fertilizer and pesticide…
Mar. 16, 2016 - According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) program, 13 per cent of farm-related fatalities across Canada are traffic-related, and most involved tractors. During the busy spring season, farmers often travel long distances between fields, and this requires transporting equipment on public roads throughout rural Alberta.…
Researchers used polyethylene tanks meant for fish, at Simpson, Sask. Note the grass growth on top and the drip line. Photo by Larry Braul, AAFC. Thank the Swedes for this idea: “biobeds” that promise to protect water quality for generations to come. The concept represents a low cost, environmentally friendly…
For the past nine years veteran automotive journalists have donated their time to act as judges in the only annual North American truck competition that tests pickup and van models head to head – while hauling payload and also towing.   The Canadian Truck King Challenge started in 2006, and…
For the past nine years, veteran automotive journalists have donated their time to act as judges in the only annual North American truck competition that tests pickup and van models head to head – while hauling payload and also towing.   The Canadian Truck King Challenge started in 2006, and…
Installation of controlled drains on the Van Den Berg farm by drainage contractor Ken McCutcheon and UTRCA.. Photo courtesy of UTRCA. December 2, 2014 - On flat cropland, controlled drains may become the new norm in Ontario, replacing conventional tile drainage on many of the province’s farms. The flexibility of…
December 16, 2014 - Starting January 1, 2015, vehicle owners wishing to purchase or attach farm plates to a new commercial vehicle over 3000 kg will need to provide documentation to demonstrate that they have a farm business. Only those clients purchasing or attaching new farm plates to a vehicle…
Sept. 26, 2014 - Golden fields of wheat and the sight of trucks full of grain are sure signs that the harvest season is upon us once again. Every harvest season there are collisions between farm equipment and passenger vehicles resulting in expensive repairs, injuries and sadly even deaths. However…
Dec. 9, 2013, Calgary – Bayer CropScience and AGI have introduced the Storm (Seed Treatment Optimized Rate Metering), an in-the-yard cereal and pulse seed treatment applicator. The Storm is meant to be connected directly to the seed bin, where the seed is then treated during the transfer process to another truck or…
A high-moisture year – like this year, in many parts of Ontario – can cause producers a multitude of problems, including a proliferation of weeds, increased soil erosion, potential nutrient loss, and compaction issues. But there is one management solution that can help alleviate all four: the use of cover…
Installing thousands of feet of buried drainage pipes in fields has never been cheap, but it has been economical in a few circumstances, such as vegetable production. Now, more and more Prairie grain farmers are finding that tile drainage can make sense and benefit their fields, too. So says Simon…
Trelleborg announces a price increase of up to 5.5% in North America, effective July 2012, on all tires and wheels for agricultural, forestry and light industrial applications. Paolo Pompei, President Business Unit Agri & Forestry Tire says: “This decision comes as a necessity due to escalating raw materials prices as…
Technology continues to change the face of agriculture, and so too are the faces of many of the GPS monitors and display panels now available. To help with the decision-making process, this feature provides a glimpse into some of the more-recent designs.
Terradox Corporation has introduced its TRC Terrain Compensation Technology option for its award-winning SiteWinder GPS guidance system for agricultural applications.
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