Tracks no longer just for big boy carts

FARGO, N.D. — Until recently, we’ve assumed rubber tracks were the exclusive domain of only the biggest grain carts. However, as awareness of soil compaction grows, tracks are showing up on smaller carts. To meet that demand, J&M just introduced its Storm Tracker LT (lower tonnage) series of tracks for carts up to 1,150 bushels. […] Read more

New Holland steals best combine features for sprayer cab

RED DEER — The most obvious change to New Holland’s latest model of Guardian Front Boom sprayer, the SP310F, is the redesigned cab. “This is the first time that New Holland has built a cab for their sprayers,” said Don Keller of New Holland during Agri-Trade in Red Deer. “You won’t find this cab on […] Read more

Brand new Brent cart handles the bends

FARGO, N.D. — Unverferth brought its new Brent 2017 Vision Series grain carts to the Big Iron farm show in Fargo earlier this year to show that the bent auger-corner auger-single auger concept is alive and well. “The Vision Series is a whole new cart design for 2017, addressing the four main concerns farmers have,” […] Read more

Sorting the good from the bad

RED DEER — A simple grain cleaner has shown results when it comes to cleaning vomitoxin out of cereal seed. Grain Cleaning LLC offers a series of cleaners that push an airstream through a curtain of grain. Heavier material drops through openings near the airstream’s origin, while lighter material is blown through openings further across […] Read more

Case powers up with new transmissions

The constant variable transmission allows operators to preset speeds and let the CVX Drive pick the most efficient range

RED DEER — Case IH’s Steiger high-horsepower tractors are more powerful than previous versions because of two new transmission offerings — A CVX Drive Series that includes a constant variable transmission, as well as a redesigned powershift transmission. “We just introduced a new constant variable transmission that go in our tractors from 370 h.p. up […] Read more

Few financial gains for carbon reduction in agriculture

Canadian farmers are already efficient producers and have a small carbon footprint: Canadian Federation of Agriculture

GUELPH, Ont. — Agriculture’s ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil is gaining traction among climate change policy makers. “No other sector has this ability, and it is being recognized globally,” said environmental consultant Karen Haugen-Kozyra, head of Iresco Solutions in Alberta. The next step is to find […] Read more

Statistics Canada sees surprisingly big canola, wheat harvests

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA, Dec 6 – Canadian farmers harvested larger crops than expected this autumn, reaping record-large canola output and surprisingly big wheat and durum crops, a Statistics Canada report showed on Wednesday. Dry weather in some areas in the summer and a late harvest in Western Canada made the size of crops in the world’s […] Read more

Many farmers got a break from hailstorms this year

Hail caused less damage across the Prairies in 2017 than it did in 2016, according to the final report tabled Dec. 4 by the Canadian Crop Hail Association. Western Canadian farmers with hail insurance were paid $96 million on about 8,600 claims, making 2017 one of the lightest claim years since 2009, the CCHA said. […] Read more

Farmers must foster weed seed eaters

Crickets and ground beetles are effective predators, often found in shelterbelts and outer strips of the field

If farmers hear crickets out in their fields they should consider themselves fortunate because that’s the sound of free weed-seed control. “If you hear the crickets, that means the carabids are out. All of the sounds you hear in the evenings, that’s weed-seed predation,” said Chris Willenborg during his presentation at the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers […] Read more

Camso’s upgraded tow tracks designed for durability

FARGO, N.D. — When Camoplast Solideal did a name change two years ago to become just plain Camso, it also did a complete re-engineering job on its popular TTS series of ag tow tracks. The upgrades are intended to increase the longevity of the tracks, says Troy Amundson of Premium Ag Solutions in Hiterdahl, Minn. […] Read more