Posts from "June, 2014"

Agrifac sprayers testing Canadian waters

Lars Stadman came all the way from Holland to Regina, Sask. this week to tell Western Canadian farmers his company makes an excellent high clearance field sprayer. Stadman, is sort of a soloist hoping to standout amid a symphony of product pitches and well staged machinery displays at the Canadian Farm Progress Show. He manned

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Pea leaf weevil cuts into nitrogen fixing

The pea leaf weevil, which has become fairly common in southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan over the past 15 years, doesn’t necessarily have a direct impact on pulse crop yields, but it can affect the ability of the crop to fix nitrogen. While the adults feed on the leaves of the plant and cause distinctive

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Carrier tillage tool and Tempo planter introduced

Vaderstad, the Swedish machinery manufacturer that partnered with Saskatchewan’s Seed Hawk seeding systems a few years ago, is making its own mark on Western Canada with a well established line of vertical tillage and specialty seeding equipment. While the Carrier vertical tillage equipment and Tempo precision planter are well known in markets around the world,

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Early indications of Ultimate Canola Challenge

Take one year of field research work for what it is worth, but results of the first year of the Ultimate Canola Challenge across Western Canada shows that a deluxe, gold-lined production package doesn’t appear to do anymore for canola yield than a good meat and potatoes program. Research groups in all prairie provinces are

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Summer events you shouldn’t miss

With cattle out on pasture, and crops growing it probably doesn’t mean you can take the summer off, but perhaps you can get away for a day or two here and there to attend some important events happening in Western Canada. FARM PROGRESS SHOW, REGINA June 18 to 20, 2014 Certainly if you’re producing crops

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Precision farming really takes off

Farmers have always had to be jacks of all trades. And over the past century, the list of skills required to keep a farm running smoothly has expanded pretty significantly. Now that list is set to expand again. One of those new necessary abilities will give many producers the right to sow a set of

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