In June, Link introduced their new Road-Optimized Innovation (ROI) semi-active digital Cabmate. This intelligent, semi-active cab suspension delivers a new level of ride quality that responds to road and weather conditions instantly. |  Ron Lyseng photo

Missing link good for the long haul

Long hours in the tandem or highway tractor can wreak havoc with your back, and obviously with your truck too. The truck can be replaced. Your back can’t be. Once the truck is damaged beyond repair, it gets scrapped. Unfortunately, the same happens to truck drivers who’ve spent too many hours bouncing up, down, sideways […] Read more

Farmers and dealers gather at Corteva’s new research and development facility east of Saskatoon in August.  |  Robin Booker photo

Corteva reveals new offerings, new facilities

Dow and DuPont single agriculture company takes fresh approach to the business of research and development

In Corteva Agriscience’s first major event since it officially started operations on June 3, it showcased new products at its research and development station in Saskatoon. “Up until that point (June 3) we were under council from Dow and Dupont. Now we are free to do our own thing and become the ag company we […] Read more

If supporting the North American economy is your goal, then you should consider that the Toyota Tundra TRD PRO contains 73.5 percent North American parts. That’s more than any other pickup sold on this continent. Note the five bolt wheels, indicating this is not intended to be a heavy duty truck.  |  Toyota photo

The 2019 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO, more North American

My buddies gave me grief about driving a Japanese pickup when I showed up in a Tundra. Just to set the record, and them, straight, Tundras are built in San Antonio Texas and have 73.5 percent North American content. For all the Big-Three fans out there, Tundra has more North American content than any other […] Read more


Robocrop InRow can be set up to cover wider systems, with front are rear three-point hitch mounting.   |  Garford photo

Weeding between the rows and the crop

Mechanically managing weeds in a row crop without majorly impacting the crop itself can be difficult. Weeds that sit between the rows of a row crop do not generally pose a major threat, as they can be managed with fairly basic implements, such as interrow cultivators. But eliminating the weeds that grow in an individual […] Read more

The Winnipeg-based company has reached a deal with Louis Dreyfus Commodities to acquire 10 Canadian-based facilities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. | File photo

P&H to buy Louis Dreyfus elevators

Grain handling company Parrish & Heimbecker Limited today announced that it is significantly expanding its network of grain elevators and crop input retail centres in Western Canada. The Winnipeg-based company has reached a deal with Louis Dreyfus Commodities to acquire 10 Canadian-based facilities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. According to a Sept. 4 […] Read more


What's really needed in the southwestern part of the province is a week of warm, dry weather so that crops like corn, soybeans and canola can reach maturity and be harvested, said Lionel Kaskiw, Manitoba Agriculture's crop production adviser in Souris, Man. | File photo

Man. harvest needs warm, dry weather

After months of dry weather, it’s now too wet and cool in parts of Manitoba. For instance, more than 85 millimetres of rain fell on Minnedosa between Aug. 23 and Sept. 2, hindering harvest in southwestern Manitoba. What’s really needed in the southwestern part of the province is a week of warm, dry weather so […] Read more

Crop specialists say producers will have to make sure all crops reach their maturity level before applying. If they apply too early, residues could end up in kernels and potentially jeopardize markets. | File photo

Farmers urged to take extra care when applying fall glyphosate

Crop specialists say farmers should be more mindful if applying pre-harvest glyphosate this fall, given many fields have uneven levels of maturity. They say producers will have to make sure all crops reach their maturity level before applying. If they apply too early, residues could end up in kernels and potentially jeopardize markets. “Consumers around […] Read more

India may have slammed the door shut to most Canadian pulses, but new plant protein extraction facilities are being built in the heart of the Prairies and consumer demand is exploding. This plant is located at Vanscoy, Sask. | Screencap via verdientfoodsinc.com

Pulse sector mood mixes hope with gloom

Access to global markets remains restricted for many crops, but the development of a larger domestic market looms

MONTREAL — At the end of the storm there’s a golden sky, a reward, say many in the pulse and special crops industries, but it is taking longer to reach than they hoped. “We’re so close to having a domestic production side. That’s going to help us all,” said St. Paul, Alta., farmer Don Shepert, […] Read more


Western Canadian soybeans face the challenges of a short growing season and the potential for severe moisture stress.  | File photo

Soybeans receive moisture stress help

Researchers are developing genetic resistance to negative moisture stress that could help production in drier areas

August of 2018 was dry in Weyburn, Sask. Crazy dry. Data from Environment Canada shows that Weyburn recorded 1.9 millimetres of rainfall for the entire month. That sort of dry spell is extreme, but weeks without rain is a common occurrence in Saskatchewan and in most parts of the Prairies during the summer months. Such […] Read more