Agronomy

Field observations

FALL 2019 UPDATES

October 11, 2019 CLEAR WEATHER THIS week has allowed for a surge of soybeans to be harvested, with winter wheat being planted right behind the soybean harvest. Light frosts and cooler night temperatures are putting [Read more]

Features

Harvest technology

CALIBRATING COMBINE SENSORS

WHEN PERFORMING PRE-HARVEST combine maintenance checks, the bolts, belts, bearings, and other mechanical parts shouldn’t be a farmer’s only focus. Today’s combines come with an arsenal of sophisticated sensors that require their own TLC to [Read more]

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Field mitigation

REPAIRING DAMAGED FIELDS

MANY ONTARIO FARMERS planted the 2019 crop in less than ideal conditions. Persistent rain gave fields little chance to dry out and farmers made tough decisions to take advantage of any opportunity they had to [Read more]

Features

The rules of the road

ENSURE SAFETY AT HARVEST

WITH HARVEST SEASON getting into full swing, it’s important for farmers to understand what the rules of the road are, and how to keep themselves, their employees, and their children safe. During the fall, the [Read more]

Features

Avoiding tank mix errors

CAUTION AND BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

MIXING MULTIPLE PRODUCTS for a single-spray application has its benefits. Indeed, doing so can take advantage of multiple modes of action, apply fertilizer simultaneously, reduce the risk of drift, save time and money, and more. [Read more]

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A farm debt discussion

FINANCIAL RATIOS

CANADIAN HOUSEHOLD DEBT is on the rise. It’s all over the news, as financial consultants speculate about rising interest rates, soaring housing prices, and consumers constantly turning to credit to purchase the latest tech gadget, [Read more]

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Go fast, go green

ETHANOL-BASED FUEL AT THE HONDA INDY TORONTO

THE TINIEST TWEAK to an ethanol-burning Indy car, one of auto racing’s best examples of finely tuned technology, can have a huge impact on performance. Racing crews spend untold resources seeking an edge in the [Read more]