Technology

  • 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 […]

  • Why hybrid vigor is a one-time event.

    With open-pollinated canola, growers have the option of holding back some seed to plant the following year. This leaves a little […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ag research and extension go private.

    Thirty years ago, public institutions conducted virtually all ag-related research in Canada. Government departments and universities were the focus of testing […]

  • Put grain carts to work in the spring.

    As western grain growers integrate grain carts into their harvest operations and see efficiency gains, some think that’s only the tip […]

  • RTK guidance boosts Crop yield.

    In the world of GPS guidance, RTK (real time kinematics) with its one-inch accuracy has been around for a while, but […]

  • 100-bushel canola? Stay tuned.

    As much as yields have improved thanks to hybrids, canola still isn’t the poster-crop for genetic improvement. That’s corn. Dave Charne, […]