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Grainews was invited into the SeedMaster R&D shop

The seeding equipment industry saw a flood of innovations come to market in recent years when farm commodity prices were hitting all-time highs. But this season, many brand exhibits at ag shows seemed pretty tame compared to what was on display two or three years ago. Some companies had a few new features to show, some had none at all other than minor tweaks to their equipment. SeedMaster, however, was one of a couple of brands that bucked that trend. It had a lot to show and talk about at its display during Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina in June.

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In early August, Grainews was invited to SeedMaster’s plant outside Regina to take a closer look at those innovations and talk with senior management about them. We were also invited into the plant’s R&D shop to take a look at the research that led to those new introductions, and I was able talk with engineers about their evolution. Our November 8, 2016 issue of Grainews takes a detailed look in the Machinery and Shop section at the new SeedMaster products.

And during the trip through the R&D shop, the Grainews video camera was rolling. For a video look at some of the research behind those features — and the features, themselves — visit our e-QuipTV video page.

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Scott Garvey

Scott Garvey is a freelance writer and video producer. He is also the former machinery editor at Grainews.

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