Iotag had developed a GPS equipped collar for cattle that enables long-range monitoring of livestock. | Robin Booker photo

Show contest winner opens office in Sask.

LANGHAM, Sask. — For the past two years, the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority has picked up the travel costs to the Ag In Motion outdoor farm show for four companies from outside of Canada. The companies are chosen through SREDA’s Agriculture Technology Harvest Program and this year slightly less than 30 companies applied. “We […] Read more

The computer on the Mixmate controls the air and the rinse water.  |  Praxidyn photo

New chemical-mixing station helps with record-keeping

A new chemical-mixing station can save applicators time with mixing and reporting of chemical batches. Iowa-based Praxidyn won a gold standard award this summer at Canada’s Farm Progress Show for their Mixmate portable chemical mixing station. Operators pour chemical jugs into the station by placing them on the rinse nozzle in the stainless steel inductor. […] Read more

The Tempo L 24 has a 140 bushel on-board granular product tank and adjustable fertilizer coulters. | Robin Booker photo

New planter can ‘drastically’ reduce seeding rates

REGINA — Vaderstad has tweaked its Tempo L planter to better fit broad acre and small oilseed producing farms. Its latest offering, the Tempo L 24, is specifically designed for small seed capacity and is offered up to 40-feet wide. “The small seeds kit was a redesign of a Tempo metering system that permitted the […] Read more


The Mobile Sensor Mote being developed at PAMI sits in the grain and transmits moisture and temperature readings to a base station. | PAMI photo

Give bins pills to ensure they stay healthy

Full-coverage bin sensors developed at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute are based on electronic bin boluses

Grain storage sensors being developed at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute use over-the-counter electrical components but offer coverage in large bins that is very difficult to achieve. “The point of them is to try and get full coverage of moisture and temperature throughout a grain bin because we found that the options that are available […] Read more

The cutting blades in the 50-foot wide BTT Weed Clipper have a three-inch overlap to reduce misses. The BTT Weed Clipper can help conventional growers manage herbicide resistant weeds. | Robin Booker photo

Weed Clipper handles weeds reaching for the sky

REGINA — Bourgault Tillage Tools is selling what is essentially one of the world’s largest mowers, clipping weeds that stand above the crop canopy. The BTT Weed Clipper is a 50-foot wide power take-off driven solution for both organic growers struggling with tall, fast maturing weeds and conventional growers struggling with herbicide resistant weeds that […] Read more


Xarvio scouting app helps producers identify crop problems

LANGHAM, Sask. — A free app that helps growers identify weeds, disease and leaf damage is now available at Google Play or the App Store. The Xarvio Scouting app is part of Bayer’s digital farming company, Xarvio, which was launched in 2017. Warren Bills of Bayer CropScience Xarvio Digital Farming said the app was designed […] Read more

CropPro Consulting uses this truck to pull its SWAT BOX, enabling it to gather soil electrical conductivity reading when fields are soft or in snowy conditions. The SWAT BOX can also be mounted on farm implements. | Robin Booker photo

VIDEO: VR mapping services win national award

LANGHAM, Sask. — CropPro Consulting won an Equipment Manufacturers of Canada award for top new product in the agribusiness services category for its SWAT MAPS service. SWAT MAPS is the company name for its variable rate process. It stands for soil, water and topography maps and it details changes across fields and enables creation of […] Read more

The Schulte Soilstar DHX-600 has two rows of coulters on 7.2 inch spacing and a traditional five bar heavy harrow. | Robin Booker photo

When a field requires more than a harrow

The new Schulte Soilstar DHX0600 uses a disk and harrows to work up the top two inches and create a solid seed bed


REGINA — A post-harvest heavy harrow pass is standard practice for many prairie producers. It helps spread crop residue to prevent it from clogging seeders in the spring, and it can promote germination of weed seeds just in time to be terminated by freezing temperatures. There are years, though, when a fall pass with heavy […] Read more


The drive system on Kramble Industries’ remote-controlled electric drive system retrofit for straight grain augers has a motor mounted on each drive wheel. | Robin Booker photo

Grain auger mover eases pain-in-the-back chore

LANGHAM, Sask. — A remote-controlled, electric drive system retrofit for straight grain augers promises to make moving them around the yard much easier. “It’s very handy and a lot better than trying to push them around by hand and getting into chiropractor bills,” said Doug Kramble of Kramble Industries at his vendor booth at the […] Read more

Degelman is developing a Scorpion Hitch attachment for its Pro-Till offering. It will enable operators to attach a commodity cart and apply fertilizer and seed with a Pro-Till. | Robin Booker photo

Scorpion hitch allowsmultiple uses for Pro-Till

REGINA — Degelman Industries displayed a 40-foot Pro-Till with a commodity cart hitched to the back with the company’s new Scorpion hitch during Canada’s Farm Progress Show. Paul Degelman said the company designed the Scorpion hitch because customers are looking for more ways to use their Pro-Till. The Pro-Till is outfitted with two air runs […] Read more