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VIDEO: Boldly spraying where no one’s sprayed before?

ROGA Drone wants to swoop onto the crop spray market with an autonomous UAV

Started as a company in 2017, ROGA Drone is one of the new players in the UAV market, and Don Campbell believes there’s an untapped market in Western Canada for UAVs to spray insecticide. His flight plan? The Kray drone. The Kray drone is a fixed wing UAV using eight rotors to keep it airborne,

VIDEO: Challenges and rewards in Manitoba’s bison industry

Two of Manitoba's bison producers see hurdles for their industry, but also a bright future

Take the road less travelled in some parts of rural Manitoba and you may see an iconic animal on the other side of the fence. There’s a good number of bison on the Prairies and Manitoba’s bison producers are hard at work meeting the demand of consumer appetites, but it won’t come without its own

VIDEO: A 3D view of the grain inside your bin

Inventors' Showcase entrant at Manitoba Ag Days showcased serious technology to help spot spoilage before it occurs

Have you ever been sitting at home wondering what’s going on with the moisture content inside your grain bin? Well, wonder no more. Using spectral imaging technology – similar to that of an MRI or CT scan – GrainViz creates a 3D moisture map of the grain inside your bin that you can view via

VIDEO: Full Bin Alarm wins Farm Safety Feature at Manitoba Ag Days

Invention lets producers on the ground know when their bin is full

Sound the alarm! You no longer need to climb to the top of your grain bin to find out when it’s full. That’s the idea behind Never Spill Spout’s Full Bin Alarm, the Farm Safety product winner at this year’s Manitoba Ag Days. The system uses a sensor inside of an auger spout to alert

VIDEO: CropPro Consulting wins Best New Product at Ag Days

System collects electrical conductivity data for variable rate seed, fertilizer program

Best New Product at Manitoba Ag Days was awarded to CropPro Consulting on Jan. 17, 2018, for SWAT MAPS and SWATBOX, its variable rate seed and fertilizer service. SWAT MAPS collects data based on soil, water, and topography data and SWATBOX collects soil electrical conductivity data while seeding or tilling. In this video, Derek Rude

VIDEO: Soaring Eagle wins first place in Inventors’ Showcase at Ag Days

AgriLite Conveyor Trailers awarded 2nd place win for its fertilizer and seed tender trailer

Soaring Eagle Grain Equipment took first place in the Inventors’ Showcase on Jan. 17, 2018 at Manitoba Ag Days for its swinging drive-over that hooks up to a grain auger or conveyor. The device allows farmers to easily move from one hopper to the next for unloading in order to save time. AgriLite Conveyor Trailers

VIDEO: Take the temperature of your grain in real-time

Dimo’s/Labtronics Wi-Fi grain probe demonstrated at Manitoba Ag Days

Once harvest is complete and your grain is in the bin, it’s essential that you keep a close eye on its temperature. But if you don’t have a temperature cable set up in your bin, it’s a bit of a gamble if you’re trying to avoid grade degradation or something disastrous such as a total

VIDEO: Grain entrapment unit demonstrated at Ag Days

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association soon to have BEGRAINSAFE unit to call its own

Glen Blahey of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) talks about the BEGRAINSAFE unit that was on display and demonstrated to attendees at Ag Days. While the unit on this video is on loan from the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety in Iowa, CASA is building its own grain entrapment demo unit that it

VIDEO: Ag Days Inventor’s Showcase winner

Arnold Innovations' AI100-Lexion hydraulic ratcheting wrench

Plugging your combine is one of those things you don’t want to see – but it happens – now there’s a hydraulic ratcheting wrench that can make the task of unplugging your Claas Lexion series combine much easier. Arnold Innovations’ returns to Manitoba Ag Days this year with a new wrench design, and for its efforts, it took home