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AGCO updates its digital product with “Connect”

AGCO Connect offers enhanced features across all brand lines

It’s our next-generation telemetry solution. It’s going to provide a web and mobile interface for our dealers and customers,” said Mike Uilk, AGCO Fuse product specialist in late June. “It’s mobile and web based for IOS and Android.” This new telemetry solution, which the company is just rolling out, offers the company’s best-yet suite of […] Read more


Rock picker-rake combo rolls out of Finland

Elho Scorpion 550 is designed to maximize rock picking

A lot of middle-aged farmers across the Prairies can remember being sent out into the field with a “stone boat,” a tractor and pair of gloves with instructions to pick all the rocks. Today even those small- to medium-size rocks can be picked efficiently and quickly without wearing out a pair of gloves. The Elho […] Read more



Seed Hawk blends technologies into new planting unit

The brand is developing a one-pass canola-planting rig

At the Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Saskatchewan, Seed Hawk had a concept canola planter unit on display. And this one is a little different than most of the other planters on the market. It blends the big fertilizer capacity of an air cart with the precision seed placement offered by a planter […] Read more


Major machinery brands win engineer awards at Agritechnica

Deere, AGCO, CNH take home technology accolades

Agritechnica, the world’s largest farm machinery show, is held every two years in Hannover, Germany, and part of the event includes a competition that allows manufacturers to vie for some prestigious engineering awards. Gold and silver medals are awarded for new advancements in equipment design that are truly significant. How significant is what determines whether […] Read more




Fendt introduces the 900 Series tractor

AGCO looks to dominate the premium high-horsepower tractor market

In late June Grainews joined a group of machinery writers that was given a preview look at Fendt’s newest tractors, the 900 Series Gen 6, which offers five models between 296 and 415 engine horsepower. To put it plainly, they are smaller versions of the unique 1000 Series tractors introduced a couple of years ago. […] Read more




VIDEO: Xarvio aims to shoot weeds by camera, then a targeted herbicide application

Technology wins innovation award in Plant and Soil Science category at Ag in Motion 2019

Brent Nicol of Xarvio Digital Farming Solutions describes how its scouting app uses photo-recognition to identify early-stage weeds, diseases and measure leaf damage using images taken with your smartphone. Xarvio is currently working with technology-maker Bosch to develop ‘Smart Sprayer’ technology that will allow operators to spray individual weeds on-the-go with a targeted herbicide application. […] Read more



PAMI engineer offers combine adjustment advice

How to make sure grain goes into your hopper, not out the back

Speaking at an event in Brandon in March, Joel McDonald, an engineer working for PAMI (Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute), gave producers the benefit of his years of experience in evaluating combine performance. “This is a quote I like to use about managing your harvest, and your combine,” he told the crowd. “‘A combine is a […] Read more


Wheat seeds spilling from hand, close-up

Monitoring your harvest loss

Nearly every modern combine has a loss monitor in it. But what exactly are those monitors telling you? What, if anything, can you understand from the blinking lights on those graphics? During a presentation to growers in Brandon in March, Joel McDonald, an engineer at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, said PAMI undertook a study […] Read more