Fifteen innovative products have been recognized at the kick-off to Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina.
The 41st annual show began this morning.
A record-breaking 22 innovations entered the innovation program this year.
Seven entries received the highest Gold Standard Award and eight received the Sterling Standard.
Gold winners are:
• Intelligent AG Solutions for Engage Zone Control, a retrofit section control for John Deere 1910 air carts.
• Norbert Beaujot and The DOT Technology Corp. of SeedMaster, for the DOT Power platform, a mobile diesel-powered platform that links common implements.
• Norbert Beaujot and SeedMaster, SR-700 seeding system.
• Landon Fahlman and IntraGrain Technologies, Fuel Lock, an automatic fuel tank locking system with a keypad entry.
• Morris Industries, Shieldcore, for precision application.
• Brent, Luke and Doug Applegate and Praxidyn for Mixmate, an automated chemical blending and record-keeping system.
• Pat and Trevor Scherman, Schergain Solution System, to check grain loss from combines.
Sterling standard winners are:
• AGCO Corp for IDEAL combine harvester, a new combine design.
• Joseph Bourgault, Frank Nagy and F.P. Bourgault Tillage Tools Ltd. for BTT Weed Clipper, which allows farmers to drive into crops at any stage to clip and mulch weeds.
• Steve Kastning, Duck Foot, a paddle that slides over an existing finger and clips onto the reel tube of a MacDon header.
• Ultralift Technologies Inc. and Farmagro Sales Ltd., Ultralift Power tool, a lithium ion powered hand tool.
• Perry Casson for FarmTRX, a cloud-based platform to create yield maps.
• Intelligent Ag Solutions, Recon SpreadSense, which uses patented acoustic technology to detect blockage in floaters.
• Todd Hoffman and Schulte Industries Ltd., Schulte DHX-600, a disc and heavy harrow combination tool.
• The Healthy Homesteader, Store It Safe, a product to keep rodents out of farm equipment and vehicles.
Submissions are judged by a panel of judges who understand how the innovation could result in productivity improvements on farms.
The show runs from 9 to 5 for the next three days.