Technology

  • Bring the world to your farm.

    More than ever, farmers are using the Internet as a daily business tool. From live agricultural presentations and daily market price […]

  • Personal interaction trumps Internet.

    These days, the first place many people go to get ag-related information is the Internet. Even so, is it possible that […]

  • GPS has a fit on small farms too.

    Can a small farming operation benefit from GPS technology? With phosphate fertilizer hovering around the $1,200 per tonne mark it reached […]

  • GPS add ons tackle precision envy.

    GPS-capable add-ons are the high-tech version of haywire and binder twine because they let you upgrade farm machines without forcing you […]

  • Internet: speed matters!

    Dial-up Internet service is going the way of the dinosaur as western Canadian farmers are quick to sign up for high-speed […]

  • Look south for used equipment.

    With supplies of new grain-sector equipment tight, demand for good used items has risen as well. Getting immediate delivery of a […]

  • Meet Team InVigor.

    The day’s work is never complete for the canola breeding team at Bayer CropScience’s Breeding Centre of Innovation in Saskatoon. That’s […]

  • Manual calibration still a necessity.

    With variable-rate flow controllers becoming commonplace on farm field sprayers, some operators no longer bother going through the process of manually […]

  • Check hardware for high-speed compatibility.

    Accessing high-speed Internet in rural areas is only half the battle. After identifying your options, you then need to decide whether […]

  • Surf the net for ag information.

    Farmers today have access to a seemingly endless supply of information via the Internet. But there is such a thing as […]

  • Basic systems access GPS technology at low cost.

    If you’ve yet to take the plunge into GPS (global positioning system) guidance equipment, your head is likely spinning a little […]

  • He lives the dream.

    You’ve heard the expression, “like a kid in a candy shop.” Well, that’s Steve Larocque in a wheat field, or canola […]

  • Set up your cab for surround sound.

    GPS and auto steer may be grabbing farm-tech headlines but in-cab entertainment is also raising eyebrows among farmers looking for something […]

  • No shortage of forage equipment.

    While sales of tractors and equipment used for grain production have soared, the machinery most commonly used by livestock producers has […]

  • New fungicide improves disease protection.

    Thanks to a new fungicide from Bayer CropScience, wheat growers will have another option for combating fusarium head blight (FHB) in […]