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Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine is the flagship publication of Grain Farmers of Ontario and a source of information for our province’s grain farmers. 

Future of Grain


John Deere mobile weather
John Deere Mobile Weather system is for private and commercial applicators needing precise weather information to make proper product application and other
weather-related decisions.  


Operators don’t have to rely on hand-held devices or make multiple stops to manually check and record weather conditions when applying product.

“Mobile Weather is perfect for producers or commercial applicators who need to capture weather information as part of their record keeping, documentation and data analysis, or for maintaining government compliance,” Althouse says. “It integrates easily into existing sprayer and GreenStar displays without the need for additional hand-held devices or displays to provide on-the-go weather monitoring.”

John Deere Mobile Weather can be mounted on any John Deere 4940, 4930, 4830 and 4730 Self-Propelled Sprayers with GreenStar displays. It can be programmed to warn the operator when weather conditions are outside of preset parameters for optimal spraying. 

“Mobile Weather helps improve the efficiency and effectiveness of sprayer applications because it notifies operators of potential spraying issues when wind, temperature and humidity conditions are difficult,” Althouse adds. “This increases compliance, saves time and trips across the field and reduces the need for weather-related reapplication of products.” 

For more information about John Deere Mobile Weather, contact your local John Deere dealer, AMS specialist or visit •

AgReader Mobile for Android
Grainnews reports that their free mobile app, allowing you to keep track of Canadian farm news, weather and commodities on your smartphone, is now available for the Android platform.
AgReader Mobile, developed for the Farm Business Communications family of publications, became available Thursday through the Android Market (search for “agricultural news”) and is also available by using an Android phone to visit our site at
The AgReader service, branded with your choice of Grainews, Country Guide, Canadian Cattlemen, Alberta Farmer Express or Manitoba Co-operator, provides:

• daily news headlines with links to the network;
• prices from all major North American agricultural markets, available on a 15-minute delay;
• an alert feature which notifies the user when a futures price reaches a selected level;
• opening, mid-session and closing text market commentaries from Commodity News Service Canada;
• twice-daily Farm Market News radio broadcasts from Commodity News Service Canada.; and
• real-time weather information from more than 800 WeatherFarm stations in Western Canada.
AgReader, billed as the most widely available and accessed agricultural app in Canada, is also available at Apple’s App Store and BlackBerry App World.


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