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Seed Hawk gets new name

Seed Hawk Inc. is being rechristened Vaderstad Industries Inc., reflecting the fuller integration of the Seed Hawk brand within the Vaderstad Group. Seed Hawk and Vaderstad have been working together since 2006 and in 2013 the Swedish agricultural equipment manufacturer bought full ownership of Seed Hawk and invested in a major expansion of the plant […] Read more


CanolaPALOOZA Saskatoon, 2017

CanolaPALOOZA near Saskatoon brought together the canola scientific community and industry partners to showcase some of the latest research and technology in the field. Below are a few videos of some of the demonstrations at the event. Murray Hartman discusses new recommendations for canola density: Keith Downey reminisces on the origins of the canola industry:  A […] Read more


VIDEO: Autonomous agriculture has been reimagined

    Long cold winters, intense and short farming seasons, tight margins and shortage of labour have long been credited for Western Canada’s agricultural innovations. For the past three winters, one of the fathers of reduced tillage equipment has been taking in the sun in Mexico and considering the next step-change in agriculture autonomous work. […] Read more



Seed treaters showcased

Bayer hosted an event at the Case New Holland Training Centre that focused on seed treatment. During the Expo, four equipment manufactures displayed their seed treaters and in the following videos representatives from each company describes their products. Brian Ellis, Graham Seed Treating Systems   Chris Larsen, Ag Growth International Jason MacNevin, Can-Seed Equipment   […] Read more




New tech measures cattle feed intake

Feed consumption and weight gain are linked to healthier herds, so keeping an eye on feed intake can pay off

AIRDRIE, Alta. — When Camiel Huisma was helping a friend manage his ostrich chicks in 1990, the link between feed intake and animal health intrigued him. The hatchlings were selling for $6,000 each, but the survival rate was less than 16 percent. As an engineer, he saw death loss as a problem that could be […] Read more



Driverless, robotic tractors

Driverless tractors are here. Robotics and guidance have met out back of the barn, and across the globe tractors without operators are being birthed. No longer part of imagination, they are a reality that many producers could get behind, or even in front of, with confidence. The North American Great Plains, Western Australia and the […] Read more



Charcuterie gets a kick start

Sometimes you need to kick start pigs to make them fly, which is what entrepreneur Tina Windsor had in mind when applying for Kickstarter funding to help grow her charcuterie. The word charcuterie dates back to the first century and refers to a butcher shop devoted primarily to sausages, hams, bacons, pates and other prepared […] Read more


EU’s trade future hinges on genome editing

KINGSTON, Ont. — The crop biotech industry will soon learn if Europe is headed into a regulatory abyss. European politicians remain hostile to genetically modified crops, and over the last few months they have considered banning glyphosate, the most popular herbicide in the world. It appears the European Union is becoming more opposed to any […] Read more