Technology

  • Successful farmers reveal their best investments

    No matter what they produce or where they live, prosperous farmers constantly evaluate new technologies and management practices, then implement those […]

  • Rice rules

    If rice is on your menu today, you’re in good company — more than  half the world’s population eats the grain […]

  • Farm on the go

    Visit Andrew Campbell’s website and the first thing you see is picture of a farmer — a bit of a silver […]

  • High fertilizer prices explained

    Walk into any country coffee shop and it won’t be long before you hear farmers talking about the price of fertilizer. […]

  • The new world of precision agriculture

    Precision agriculture has come a long way over the past decade. And according to Professor Raj Khosla, developments over the next […]

  • Expand your precision tool box

    Over the past decade, western Canadian growers have been adopting different aspects of precision farming. The results of a survey of […]

  • Brush up your small-engine repair skills

    Repairing small engines used to be relatively simple. A good socket set, pliers and screwdrivers were all you needed for most […]

  • Diagnose small-engine problems with the ‘FAST’ approach

    Small engines are essential in farm operations. They power augers, pumps and generators; they run most lawn and garden equipment from […]

  • Teach yourself to be a better welder

    There is a perception among farmers that anyone who farms can weld. That’s like claiming anyone who can pick up a […]

  • Learn to weld well

    Fortunately, there is no lack of training opportunities for farmers looking to gain or improve welding skills. The first place to […]

  • Safety first

    When welding in the field, fire is an ever-present danger. That’s why Mitch Currie has equipped his crash cart with a […]

  • ‘Crash cart’ speeds repairs

    To save time and money, many farmers do their own welding so it’s not unusual to have welding equipment on hand. […]

  • Nozzle selection simplified by online tool

    Sprayer nozzles have come a long way. Numerous options on the market now offer a range of variations in how they […]

  • New tool helps prevent spray drift

    Every farmer has at some point headed out to spray on a calm day only to have the wind pick up. […]

  • Anti-drift device waits in the wings

    Natural Resources Canada has developed a low-drift pesticide atomizer concept that showed promising early results. Unfortunately, it has yet to be […]