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Grainews was invited into the SeedMaster R&D shop

Norbert Beaujot, president of SeedMaster, explains a test procedure inside the company’s 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.

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.

About the author


Scott Garvey

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



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