Severe sclerotinia infections in canola can result in significant yield loss and set up the field for future problems.  |  File photo

New Proline molecule pumps gold

Bayer Crop Science has launched an enhanced version of the popular canola fungicide Proline. The double action fungicide named Proline Gold, is intended for fields with exceptionally high sclerotinia pressure. The original Proline has been pumped up by the addition of fluopyram, a fungicide already approved by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for other pulse […] Read more

The new mid-sized carat is available as a tow-behind or a tow-between. Bigger carts like the C850 are typically only tow-betweeners.  |  John Deere photo

New mid-size air seeding cart from Deere

Big brother C850 passed a lot of hot technology to C650 design, including tank scales, at-side display

Deere’s new air cart took the leading-edge technology developed for big brother C850 and incorporated it into the mid-size C650. The 650-bushel cart can be towed between the tractor and seeder. A prominent C850 feature now on the C650 is the digital cart-side display, which puts the operator safely on the ground instead of running […] Read more

The lineup of Precision Air 5 carts has been expanded to include two three-tank models for fertilizer application or broad-acre seeding.  |  Case IH/Tim Peluso photo

Upgrade Precision Air 5 carts now available

Case upgrades 2021 air carts with cart-side display and fill controls, now has turn compensation, from 350 to 950 bu.

Case’s Precision Air 5 lineup has been expanded to include a pair of three-tank models for fertilizer application or broad-acre seeding. The Precision Air 3725 and 3915 are both tow-behinds. The new curve compensation feature helps ensure proper plant population across the drill in tight turns and corners, according to Case. AFS AccuSection modular metering […] Read more


The cab-mounted suitcase can reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent on this over-the-road tractor. The HydraGEN box contains equipment to convert distilled water into pure hydrogen and pure oxygen, which are then directed into the air intake, where they create a cleaner burn.  |  Dynacert photo

Hydrogen and oxygen equal cleaner burn

Lower combustion temperatures increases power and decreases nitrogen oxides creating healthier fuel efficiency

A miniscule mist of hydrogen and oxygen sprayed into the air intake of a diesel engine can burn cleaner and lower fuel consumption by 10 to 20 percent. The unique HydraGEN technology is based on the fact that flame speed of hydrogen is nine times faster than the flame speed of diesel. Burning diesel in […] Read more

Magnation-treated irrigation water gave Nebraska corn grower Lee Fintel a 48 bushel benefit over the adjacent quarter that grew corn with non-treated irrigation water.  |  Lee Fintel photo

Pushing pig poop through a pipe

When Turbulator inventor Mike Jenzeh saw how well the device worked treating water, he began to explore other uses for the technology. He was already dealing with a number of customers in dairy and hog production, so was aware of their challenge in dealing with slurry. “We have a different device for slurry because it’s […] Read more


The last thing a gallon of water sees as it passes the magnets in a turbulator.   |  Magnation photo

Friction works miracles with well water

No electricity required, no chemical additives, just pure clean water free of minerals, gases and odour

Water passing through a pipe-like tube loses minerals and gases. The system requires no salts or chemical additives, nor does it require electricity. Force of water makes it all happen. Obviously, this is no ordinary hunk of pipe. It’s called a Turbulator and it’s designed and manufactured by Magnation Water Technologies. Magnation inventor and co-founder […] Read more

In order to meet the precise needs of a customer, it’s sometimes more efficient to couple up two turbulators rather than buy one large unit. A Nebraska farmer who conditions his irrigation water through a Magnation turbulator reported a reduction in water use of 33 percent and a soybean bump that doubled his yield.  |  Magnation photo

Nothing new in the world of physics

Mike Jenzeh doesn’t claim to have invented the physics behind his Turbulator. That honour goes to Mike Farady. Jenzeh said he saw technology that wasn’t being used, then risked US$30,000 on a study to see if it was for real. Turns out it was real. That was 12 years ago. Jenzeh took that basic physics […] Read more

Turbulated seed gives three pound bushel weight benefit

Rocky Mountain Equipment in Vegreville, Alta., has carried the Magnation Rainbolt for two years, said Vegreville store manager David Sen, adding that they tested the equipment for a year before committing to selling the unusual devices. “The main unit for farmers around here is the Rainbolt for seed treatment. We’ve probably sold ten or more […] Read more


HDV-plows are built with 16-gauge flared moldboards. They have double-acting angle cylinders, trip-edge protection, adjustable center cutting edges and responsive, direct lift. They are available in either powder-coated steel or rust-resistant stainless steel.  |  SnowEx photo

New snowplow puts task tractor to work

The return on investment for any implement depends on how it’s used on your farm. For example, putting a snowplow on a chore tractor increases its value to your farm. That was the thinking at SnowEx when they began developing their new Automatixx attachment kit for tractors in the 30 to 50 horsepower range. Rather […] Read more

At a cost ranging from $4 per acre up to $6.50 per acre, and using winter wheat at $5 a bu., that pencils out to a potential $13.50 per acre benefit. | File photo

Biologicals may boost bushels in Canadian winter wheat

In third party winter wheat comparison plots seeded last fall and harvested last month, the biological agent known as XiteBio Yield-plus created a 4.1 bushel yield benefit over control plots. At a cost ranging from $4 per acre up to $6.50 per acre, and using winter wheat at $5 a bu., that pencils out to […] Read more