Posts from "July, 2010"

AGCO shifts gears

Right from its formation in the mid 1980s, AGCO’s strategy to add new products and technology to its line was to purchase additional companies. In the process, it wrote a lot of cheques to get new engineering. Today, however, under a new CEO and with its own R and D team, AGCO has changed gears.

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A year to top up sulphur during canola bloom

The canola crop may be in bloom, but if the flower petals look small or pale instead of that nice vibrant yellow, the crop may be suffering from sulphur  deficiency, says a soil fertility specialist. The window to correct the deficiency is closing quickly, says Elston Solberg, a senior Agri-Coach with Agri-Trend Agrology, but if

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Rake it up

  The unusually wet weather across most of the prairies this season gave grain growers a real headache. Cattlemen, on the other hand, were smiling. Pastures and hay crops have rarely been better, a pleasant change after last year’s dismal yields. But getting that hay harvested is posing a challenge. Continuing rains mean livestock producers

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More fuel for rodeo critics

 The Calgary Stampede may hand out more than a million dollars in prize money to cowboys, but it also handed one of its most persistent critics a significant propaganda gift following the death of six horses at the 2010 event.  While one group in California is calling for a boycott of Alberta in memory of

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