Technology

  • Head off the spread of Ug99.

    Ug99 is a virulent race of wheat stem rust first discovered in Uganda in 1999. It has spread throughout East Africa […]

  • 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 […]

  • High-speed hits the farm belt.

    High-speed Internet access in rural areas was, until a few years ago, a wish unlikely to be answered. But today that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Controlled traffic farming gains ground.

    Controlled traffic farming (CTF) — the establishment of permanent traffic lanes for farm machinery to reduce compaction of crops — is […]

  • 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 […]

  • High-yield canola is all in the details.

    Through good years and bad, the overall average canola yield across the prairies has shown steady, but not dramatic, improvement. While […]

  • Go big or go fast?

    Should you go just a little faster to stretch the performance of your sprayer? And if it's possible to speed up, […]

  • Pay more, get more.

    Wondering which guidance system is right for you? Here are some tips from John Deere and Hemisphere GPS, makers of Outback […]