Technology

  • Herbicides need help

    Many growers think the road to better weed control begins with improved herbicides. But herbicides can’t work their wonders alone. Start […]

  • Follow product labels for peak herbicide performance

    The crop protection industry provides a host of effective herbicides that often result in better yields, reduced dockage, reduced soil seed […]

  • Wheat identification goes high-tech.

    The old wheat identification system, KVD (kernel visual distinguishability), worked for years to prevent contamination of CWRS wheats by varieties and […]

  • Grain carts increase harvest efficiency.

    Combines have become the most complex and expensive machines grain growers own, so maximizing their efficiency is critical. That’s one reason […]

  • Canola crosses new frontiers.

    Market opportunities for canola are expanding. The new high-oleic canola gives Canadian growers a fighting chance to gain traction in the […]

  • The crop that winter grew.

    If you’re going to be successful growing winter wheat on the priaires you’ll have to take to heart the old adage […]

  • Retired highway tractors fill farm needs.

    Growing numbers of farmers are opting for used tandem trucks to replace older, smaller units, but finding enough tandems to meet […]

  • Watch those in-bin temperatures

    Proper management of stored grains and oilseeds keeps these commodities marketable for however long they need to sit in bins. Constant […]

  • Demand continues to pressure fuel prices.

    It's no surprise that the prices of consumer goods rise, year after year. But when it comes to input costs, farmers […]

  • Aerial Spraying.

    Aerial spraying has its advantages and independent surveys indicate that this method saves money through gains in yield and less crop […]

  • Keep stored canola dry and cool.

    Growing canola profitably requires close attention to detail. And that includes careful monitoring during storage which, over long periods, can be […]

  • Demographics and environment trump GMO politics.

    Will Europe eventually overcome its long-standing reluctance to accept transgenic crop varieties (more commonly called genetically modified organisms or GMOs)? It's […]

  • Winter wheat promotes land stewardship.

    Long term, successful farming isn’t feasible if you don’t take care of the land. Most farmers know this and as a […]

  • Longer hauls demand bigger trucks.

    Drive down almost any rural road and you’ll likely see a semitrailer truck — a rarity just a decade or two […]

  • Aerial photos enhance GIS data

    Thirty-four years ago, when Jack McKinnon launched Prairie Agri Photo of Carman, MB, infrared technology gave farmers their first bird’s-eye view […]