The biggest machine GB Equipment brought to Ag in Motion was this FAE road reclamation shredder which is capable of digging up and crushing two-foot rocks from a depth of 14 inches on a packed gravel road.  The unit is designed more for construction companies than for farmers, although it could do a pretty good job of clearing bush.  |  Ron Lyseng photo

One pass conversion: turning bush row into a flower bed

The time lapse between putting a dozer blade to the bush and pulling your air drill into that new field can be three costly years; or more. There is an up-front investment in clearing new land, with payback some ways off over the horizon. Along the way, one of the only things that grows on […] Read more

Rachel Evans told producers attending the IHARF field day in Indian Head, Sask., about the latest developments in flax production.  |  Bonnie Warnyca photo

Easy-to-grow perception a problem for flax

Agronomist says the crop needs good management, including appropriate fertilizer, fungicides and weed control

INDIAN HEAD, Sask. — Researchers are responding to producer complaints about seemingly unpredictable flax yields, says Rachel Evans, extension agronomist with the Flax Council of Canada. “Some producers tend to think of flax as a low input crop, but in fact, it is quite the opposite,” Evans said during the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation’s […] Read more