Category: Harvest

Canola School: Lessons learned about weed seed destruction machines

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

April 17, 2018

AAFC’s Harrington Seed Destructor at work in a field trial in 2017. (Photo: Breanne Tidemann, AAFC)

With increasing cases of herbicide resistance, machines designed to destroy weed seeds at harvest could be a valuable tool. But like any technology...Read more »

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Lightweight narrow-row corn head heavy on efficiency

By: Bernard Tobin

March 29, 2018

Want to maximize combine productivity and put every corn kernel possible in the grain tank? That’s what New Holland is promising farmers who invest...Read more »

Case IH lightens the load with narrow-row corn header

By: Bernard Tobin

March 7, 2018

Case IH is expanding its 4400 Series corn header line-up with a new lightweight, narrow-row header designed to help farmers pick cleaner,...Read more »

GSI expands Quiet portable dryer offering

By: Realag Machinery Insider

March 5, 2018

Grain Systems, Inc (GSI) is rolling out two new extensions of its Quiet Dryer technology. GSI’s Quiet Dryer fan design was introduced in 2017 in an...Read more »

Harvesting cotton and data with John Deere

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 6, 2018

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Sensors and data collection are being used to improve efficiency throughout agriculture, including in cotton production. John Deere showcased its...Read more »

Corn School: How to reduce mechanical kernel damage

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

December 6, 2017

Mechanically harvesting, drying and handling grain corn can compromise quality and take a bite out of a grower’s bottom line. Earlier this fall,...Read more »

Dairy School: Limiting mould and mycotoxin problems in your herd

By: Bernard Tobin

November 9, 2017

(Jess Johnson, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Mycotoxin and mould growth in dairy feed can lead to lower milk production, poor animal health and reduced profits. This impact on production is not...Read more »

Corn School: How long does it take to add 1 percent soil organic matter?

By: Bernard Tobin

November 6, 2017

You’ve just finished combining a corn field and you want to know how much organic matter all that corn residue will contribute to your soil....Read more »

Corn School: Will your corn reach maturity?

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 14, 2017

Is the corn going to make it? Will it mature before Ontario farmers are greeted by the first killing frost? Those were the two big questions that...Read more »

Canola School: Scout for blackleg at harvest

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 28, 2017

The canola pods are almost done filling, if not at full maturity, in many areas of the prairies, and harvest is beginning. We often think of scouting...Read more »

Corn School: Could 2017 be another vomitoxin year?

By: Bernard Tobin

August 23, 2017

Japanese beetles feeding on corn at Ridgetown, Ontario.

A late-maturing crop, difficult environmental conditions, significant insect pressure and potential for late-season leaf disease…although too early...Read more »

Episode 4 – The Straight Cutting Experience from BASF

By: Sponsored

August 13, 2017

Uniform crop. Straight forward harvest. Chris Zemlak is planning to straight cut over half his canola acres this year. But if he had it his way, he...Read more »

Tool makes harvest loss management simple

By: Kara Oosterhuis

August 2, 2017

As a farmer, you take care of our crops all year, pouring thousands of dollars into making sure the final product is up to the standards you...Read more »

TechTour: Remote drop pan and separator help reduce harvest losses

By: Realag Machinery Insider

July 28, 2017

Marcel Kringe and his wireless drop pan for calibrating combine settings.

Driving combine as a custom harvester, Marcel Kringe and a co-worker figured there had to be an easier way to measure how much good seed was being...Read more »

Wheat School: Late nitrogen pumps up protein and profits

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

July 10, 2017

Surging wheat markets mean there’s plenty of profit potential in high protein wheat, and Peter Johnson has some tips to help you cash in on those...Read more »