Bobcat's new V923 also has a maximum height of 23 feet, but it has 130 h.p. and a 9,000 pound lift capacity.  |  Scott Thuen/Bobcat photo

Bigger reach, bigger power, Bobcat tele-lifted to new level

Telehandlers were once seen as a nice option on the far; for those who have them, they are now a necessary tool

Bobcat beefed up its telehandler lineup with the introduction of the V923 VersaHANDLER this summer. The company already offers a V519 telehandler that has 74 horsepower and can lift 5,500 pounds with a 19-foot-high maximum height, as well as a 100 h.p. V723 that can lift 7,700 lb. and a maximum height of 23 feet. […] Read more

A 1992 JD 4760 with 3.6 actual hours sold at auction in Saskatchewan last month. | Twitter/@RitchieBros photo

Farm sale includes two ‘new’ tractors

Nobody seems to know why Danny Spence bought a new JD 4760 back in 1992 and then stored it until he passed away last January. “Nobody actually even knew he had these until he died,” said Dallas Simmonds, owner of Raptor Enterprises. “I knew there were a couple new tractors in the shed, but I […] Read more

Raven Industries has established a headquarters near Regina for autonomous technology and to build the DOT autonomous agricultural platform, after acquiring DOT Technology Corp. last June. | ravenind.com photo

Raven to build DOT near Regina

Raven Industries has established a headquarters near Regina for autonomous technology and to build the DOT autonomous agricultural platform, after acquiring DOT Technology Corp. last June. “DOT will be manufactured at this facility, but ultimately this headquarters will be a central hub, not only for autonomy in Canada, but also for our precision solutions, and […] Read more


When it comes to recognizing the value that sustainable agriculture has on the environment and finding ways to compensate farmers who produce food in a sustainable manner, corporations are leading the charge, said Alastair Handley from Radicle, an information technology company based in Calgary.
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Carbon credit market may boom

The world’s largest economy is expected to move swiftly toward a greener economy once Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States, and Canadian companies and farmers are well positioned to capitalize. “This isn’t applicable just to us,” said Alastair Handley from Radicle, an information technology company based in Calgary. “Companies that have […] Read more

Exos uses GPS to navigate while harvesting grass and when it’s traveling to and from the barn. | Lely photo

New robot mows grass and feeds cows autonomously

The number of days it can spend on Canadian fields will be limited unless it can be turned into a Zamboni

Keeping Lely’s new robot that harvests and feeds fresh grass a secret was no longer an option for the company. This is because the robot, named Exos, has moved onto a new developmental phase at testing farms in The Netherlands and it was bound to turn heads of anybody driving by. So even though the […] Read more


Nitrous oxide incentives required

During the 2020 Soils and Crops workshop in Saskatoon last winter, Richard Farrell of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources presented a study on slow and controlled released nitrogen products on the Prairies. Researchers from the University of Manitoba, Agriculture Canada and the University of Alberta also worked on the study that […] Read more

Halo AerWay is available in 20, 25 and 30-foot sizes now, and 35 and 40-foot machines in 2021.  |  Salford photo

Salford puts on a Halo and tills like the devil

Tillage tools come in many forms, but the new high-speed disc with AerWay tool onboard puts a bite on the field

Salford launched a new tillage frame called the Halo that can be fit with different combinations of ground engagement tools. Two models are already available to growers. The Halo High Speed Disc (HSD) is available in five sizes from 20 to 40 feet wide, and the Halo AerWay is available in 20, 25 and 30-foot […] Read more

The Nova 2 sees improved durability for metering, more air and heavier construction, among other atributes. The new unit is capable of channelling 350 pounds of product to 100 feet of drill at five miles per hour.  |  SeedMaster photo

SeedMaster gives seven year old Nova better tools and a bigger cap

In 2012 the Nova’s modular look and beefy design made it standout, now it gets tougher meters, poly and more wind

SeedMaster announced the first major update to its Nova air cart lineup since it was released in 2012, with the release of the Nova 2. “The change is with all of our Nova lineup, so all of our Novas from the 520 through to the 820 are all Series 2,” said Greg Vennard, director of […] Read more


The METOS MobiLab uses capillary electrophoresis to analyze the nutrients in a soil or plant sap sample, with the company’s Lab-on-a-Chip.  |  METOS photo

Instant samples offer quick decisions on the farm

Whether it is leaves or soils, the lab-in-a-box solution puts portable testing in hands of farmers and agrologists

The METOS MobiLab provides soil and sap nutrient measurement in less than two hours. “We can measure nitrate and ammonia from the soil analysis part of the mobile lab, as well as the sodium and chlorine,” said Guy Ash of METOS during a webinar. “In terms of plant sap we can also measure the potassium, […] Read more

Food waste and manure, by-products of the food and ag industry, are broken down to the amino acid level and then bound with organic-sourced nutrients and formed to create slow release products for crop production.  |  Anuvia Plant Nutrient photo

Bio-wastes become fertilizer fodder

Fertilizers based on food waste, manure and other byproducts of the ag and food industry are refined and granulated for placement

Two new biological-based slow release fertilizer products manufactured with refuse from the food and agriculture industry will be available to Canadian growers next spring. “We’re taking different organic substrates, things like food waste, manures, things like products that might come out of the food industry, ag industry, and we’re breaking them down to the amino […] Read more