Mechanical weed control was one of the features at Crop Diagnostic School last month in Carman. Here, Katherine Stanley of the University of Manitoba explains some of the technology the Garford cultivator uses that allow it to remove weeds from your crop without damaging it in the process. Video editing by Greg Berg.
While farmers have been waiting impatiently for equipment designers to commercialize the driverless tractor, Prairie inventor and entrepreneur Norbert Beaujot has found a way to ditch the tractor altogether. And he’s rolling it out for the first time in July 18 to 20 at Ag in Motion (AIM), Western Canada’s outdoor farm show now in […] Read more
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In my youth, May brought two noticeable changes to the big Lutheran Church my family faithfully attended. The first was heat. No building on earth better held daytime heat from Mother’s Day through Reformation Day than that century-old house of worship. The second was the season’s short-sleeved parade of lost limbs, a brutal testament to […] Read more
Wawanesa farmer Simon Ellis could have been killed when a tow hook broke and narrowly missed smashing through the glass of his tractor cab. “When trying to extract the grain truck from the mud we broke the tow hook off the truck. It was a near miss that could have cost me my life.” says Ellis, in his […] Read more
Province of Manitoba – Farmers are gearing up for another growing season and that means agricultural equipment will soon be moving along roadways to fields and sharing the roads and highways in rural areas, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler said today. “When our producers are moving equipment down the road, they tend to move slower than […] Read more
Deere & Co. reported a much smaller-than-expected decline in quarterly earnings Nov. 22, after it cut costs and raised prices to compensate for sluggish demand for its agricultural and construction equipment, and its shares jumped more than 10 per cent. The company forecast revenue for the new fiscal year would fall about one per cent […] Read more
While the Winnipeg Tractor Trials had come to an end in 1913, E.W. Hamilton, the editor of the Canadian Thresherman and Farmer magazine, remained interested in promoting tractors. More importantly, the farming public remained very interested in tractors with their promise of being able to perform more work at a lower cost than horses. Hamilton […] Read more