Posts from "November, 2010"

‘Tis almost the season

As I write this Anthony Calvillo is taking the knee to clinch victory in the 2010 Grey cup game. After the interception and the Alouette’s subsequent first down with six seconds remaining, I had to get up and grab the computer to take my mind off the second Rider loss in the final playoff game

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Moses needed on the crop nutrition front

I am not sure whether to feel sorry for farmers or give them credit. It is impossible for producers to go anywhere – to a conference, trade show, field day, wherever – without some very knowledgeable and trustworthy person telling them “this is the product to buy that will give you that little extra ummph

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Agribition week

Now that the Agri-Trade Exposition in Red Deer has wrapped up, the Western Canadian Agribition is kicking off its 40th season in Regina. This year machinery exhibits will play a bigger role in that event according to Jason Pollock, the show’s CEO. New facillites on site at Evraz Place will allow more indoor space for

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Events not to miss

Whether you are a crop or livestock producer there are important events coming up over the next three weeks, you should plan to attend. SACA – MEDICINE HAT, AB The Southern Alberta Conservation Association is holding a two day conference Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2010 at the Medicine Hat Exhibition Centre in Medicine Hat.

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Make your plans for China trip

  If you’ve every wanted to go to China, but were afraid of driving there, a long time Southern Alberta ag consultant is organizing his 10th travel excursion to The Far East this coming March. The China Venture Tour 2011 is being organized for March 11 to 28 (almost three weeks) by John Calpas of

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Coming soon: an AGCO air seeder

Last week Amity Technology and Wil-Rich, implement manufacturers, announced they are merging; and, most significantly, they have agreed to form a joint venture with AGCO for the distribution of air seeding and tillage equipment. AGCO’s press release describes the Amity seeding equipment as something that could compliment its equipment line in North America and Eastern

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Don’t be an ATV wimp

This looks like a great modification for anyone using an ATV, whether it is for checking cows or roaming the bush looking for elk or deer – a set of quad tracks for the four-wheeler. I haven’t done a lot of ATV riding, but I know they are great little machines, with some limitations. If

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Strange weather, strange field days

The strange weather this year, has made for some interesting crop tours and events. In “dry old southern Alberta” I went to a seeding demonstration in June and the big question was, which tool works best in mud? In July I went to a “crop walk” day at Lethbridge and it was so wet the

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AGCO’s Operator of the Year award

Now that field work for the 2010 season has wrapped up, ag retailers and custom applicators have time to take stock of the last few months and get some rest before the spring rush starts all over again. If you run a custom ag services business and would like to reward one of your sprayer

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