The new AFS Connect Steiger gets an systems upgrade along with some new transmission features. Greater ability for the operator to control more features with a single button, reduces stress and ensures all the work is getting done.  |  CaseIH photo

Big tractors get more precise tools

From the ground, only the sticker on the hood appears different. But those few letters “AFS Connect” stand for a lot of change. The AFS part is what Case IH has called its precision and guidance systems for years. Putting it on the cowling means that producers are getting more tools that aren’t as obvious […] Read more

Redroot pigweed is an annual pest on prairie farms. The seeds of redroot pigweed can remain viable for up to five years.  |  Michael Raine photo

Weed of the week: redroot pigweed

As the weather warms up, redroot pigweed can become a serious problem for some crops that aren’t strong competitors. Worse yet, amaranthus retroflexus, a dicot weed in the Amaranthaceae family, is developing resistance, or appears to at least have become harder to control with Group 2 chemistries. In Ontario it has become resistant to Group […] Read more

Cleavers are considered to be sixth for weed abundance in canola and seventh for all annual crops in Western Canada according to Agriculture Canada.  |  File photo

Weed of the Week: cleavers

Cleavers have become a constant in the northern grain belt of Western Canada and pose significant threats to canola yield and quality. The pest’s ability to operate as either a winter annual, getting up early in the spring as toughened, established competitor or as a spring-germinated weed. First, the good news. If the fall is […] Read more


The COVID-19 crisis left farm machinery companies examining how to protect staff from the virus and remain operational for producers said Jim Wood of Rocky Mountain Equipment. | File photo

Machinery dealerships socially distancing

Farm equipment company keeps its doors open, but finds ways to do it safely while meeting farmers’ demands for service

“When this all started, we were full. Shops were full. Pre-seeding spring work was booked up. And combines were getting ready to go again. We knew we had to keep farmers rolling and that would need a plan,” said Jim Wood, speaking to what Rocky Mountain Equipment did with their 36 farm equipment dealerships in […] Read more

The new AC5150 large square baler  accumulator from Case is designed to carry five uniformly packaged bales for improved field efficiency.  |  Case IH photo

Making the Case for the new large square bale accumulator

Fewer trips across the field saves time and protects the field, letting producers put up hay more efficiently

“Set a GPS zone on your phone’s app and it will automatically drop the bales there when you pass over it.” Case’s Brian Spencer was describing something new to large square bale production, organizing drop zones on a phone. Case’s lineup of large square bale accumulators includes three-bale and five-bale horizontal models plus a three-bale […] Read more


Manitoba’s Ag Days second day busy

BRANDON, Man. — Day two of Manitoba’s Ag Days in Brandon saw average to above average crowds, said show organizers of the winter farm event. While the warmer, snowy weather might have made the trip to town seem like a good idea, the seminars and sessions brought it the crowds, with several reaching standing room […] Read more