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The Nozzle Guy’s top five spray nozzle picks

Tom Wolf’s go-to nozzles are low pressure and low drift

Tom Wolf knows a lot about nozzles. Wolf, also known as The Nozzle Guy, is a sprayer expert and scientist at Saskatoon-based Agrimetrix Research and Training. His go-to nozzles are low pressure and low drift. “In the last 25 years since these kinds of nozzles appeared on the market, researchers have taken it upon themselves […] Read more

Nexus Robotics’ R2-Weed2 uses artificial intelligence to distinguish between weeds and crops. The robotic weeder removed or killed 90 per cent of the weeds during the growing season in field trials in Nova Scotia.

More robotic weeder field trials to take place in Quebec, commercial release 2021

The R2-Weed2 removed or killed 90 per cent of weeds during growing season

Weeds can take over farm fields and lead to significant crop losses. Without adequate control, crop yields could decline up to 50 per cent in corn and soybean fields across the United States and Canada, resulting in US$43 billion in economic losses, according to data from the Weed Science Society of America. Additionally, controlling weeds […] Read more


Seeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

Implement dealers are open for business while protecting staff and customers

Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 is one more thing that will be on our minds this seeding season. Hopefully, its effects will be minimal to our agricultural community. Regardless of how the pandemic plays out, seeders will still roll across the Prairies this spring. Those same machines, once rolling, will inevitably break down […] Read more

Swedish machinery manufacturer Väderstad believes singulation provided by its PowerShoot technology could be the solution that significantly improves canola establishment in Western Canada.

Väderstad makes canola seed singulation possible

PowerShoot technology offers precision, improved canola stand establishment

Canola seed’s small size makes it sensitive to deep seeding. Both uniform placement and depth tend to improve emergence and seedling survival rates, which is crucial considering the high cost of seed. It’s not just about seed cost, though. It’s about creating a better environment to produce a stronger crop. Swedish machinery manufacturer Väderstad believes […] Read more


The C650 Air Cart can be ordered in either tow-behind or tow-between configurations.

John Deere introduces new C650 air cart

The new model fills fast, calibrates easily and provides consistent product delivery

Small-grains producers and custom growers have a new option for air carts. John Deere announced it has added the C650 Air Cart to its lineup of air seeding equipment. Until now, producers had to choose from John Deere’s 550- or 850-bushel air carts, leaving a gap in the market for those who needed an in-between […] Read more



Case IH is enhancing the lineup of Precision Air 5 series air carts with new features and configurations, including individual tank weigh scales and curve compensation.

Case IH debuts two new air cart models

The 725- and 915-bushel air carts give growers more flexibility than ever

A lot has changed since Case IH introduced its first air cart in 2016. The global equipment manufacturer has upgraded several features and added new configurations to its next-generation line of air carts. The 2021 models feature individual tank weight scales and curve compensation to help producers make every seed count, according to Trent Nowosad, […] Read more

No farmworkers? No problem

Autonomous equipment is making it easier for farmers to do more with less labour

Rob Saik believes farmers shouldn’t have to spend hours sitting in their tractors. “We have the most skilled operators trapped in a glass cage for days on end,” he says. Saik, CEO of DOT Technology Corporation, is at the forefront of the movement toward autonomous tractors. The Regina-based startup created a U-shaped platform that attaches […] Read more


“Inutitu” digital system from Nokian Heavy Tyres of Finland allows data from sensors in ag tires to relay real-time data to a smartphone app.

Now it’s “smart” tires?

Nokian Heavy Tyres adds digital tech to its Intuitu tractor tires

With the dashboards on modern pickup trucks displaying real-time tire inflation pressures, we’re used to the idea of getting that kind of data in a vehicle. But Nokian Heavy Tyres of Finland has taken that idea one step further with its Intuitu system, calling it the “first step towards digital, real-time tire management.” Rather than […] Read more

Chevrolet’s 2020 Corvette Stingray could be described as a supercar for the masses.

Corvette goes mid-engine

Toyapalooza: The iconic model gets a supercar design makeover

Ever dream of owning one of those classic mid-engine supercars like a Ferrari or Lamborghini? Typically cars of that ilk have a price point that means the closest most of us could ever come to owning one is having a poster image of it on the wall in the workshop. GM, however, has just created […] Read more