Category: Technology

Case IH names 5 categories of autonomy, and a field-scale project

By: Realag Machinery Insider

February 16, 2018

Less than two years after unveiling an autonomous concept tractor, Case IH has announced it will begin testing autonomous technology in-field. The...Read more »

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TechTour: Bringing augmented reality to the field

By: Realag Machinery Insider

January 23, 2018

Photo via Amazone.

Anyone who has tried to follow directions on a maintenance or repair call via telephone knows how frustrating it can be. Machines are complicated,...Read more »

Medical 3D imaging technology adapted to monitor moisture in grain bins

By: Kelvin Heppner

January 19, 2018

Braden Pierce of GrainViz at Ag Days in Brandon this week.

A medical imaging technology developed at the University of Manitoba for breast cancer detection has been adapted for a new application: monitoring...Read more »

How sensors and cloud technology are improving milk quality and safety

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 28, 2017

(photo by Matt Cartney; CC BY-NC 2.0)

Sensors and internet cloud technology — a combination sometimes described as the “Internet of Things” — are increasingly being used by...Read more »

TechTour: Corn planting with small, swarming robots

By: Realag Machinery Insider

December 27, 2017

Photo via Fendt.

Fendt sees a future where 12 small robots the size of drink coolers will replace a tractor and eight-row planter for planting corn. After completing...Read more »

Inside ‘The Real Dirt on Farming’

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 19, 2017

Where can Canadians find everything they need to know about farming all wrapped into a neat 60-page package? It’s all in The Real Dirt on Farming....Read more »

What to do if you see a suspicious drone over your property

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 16, 2017

Photo by denisbin (Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0).

It can be a little disconcerting to see any unrecognized vehicle on your property, especially with regular reports of thefts from rural properties....Read more »

Could blockchain transform agricultural markets?

By: Shaun Haney

December 12, 2017

Before we begin to explain how blockchain may be a game changer for agricultural marketing let’s answer that question that is likely at the top of...Read more »

25 years of memorable SWAC moments

By: Bernard Tobin

December 5, 2017

The Southwest Agricultural Conference (SWAC) will mark its 25th anniversary on January 3rd, when the two-day conference unofficially kicks off...Read more »

The future is now for farm satellite technology

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 30, 2017

Patrick Crampton from Farmers Edge says enhanced satellite imagery is ushering in the ‘decision agriculture’ era.

From automated tractors to precision sprayers that spray only weeds, new technology is creating a buzz in the farming community. But let’s not...Read more »

Will autonomous semi trucks have a fit in agriculture?

By: Shaun Haney

November 21, 2017

(Jeremy Rempel,, CC BY-ND 2.0)

There are 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States and somewhere around 300,000 in Canada. What does their future hold with recent...Read more »

The irreplaceable human element in ranching

By: Debra Murphy

November 21, 2017

Photo by Debra Murphy. Scotland IFAJ, 2014.

For some, technology like autonomous tractors and unmanned aerial vehicles offer great interest; for others, the quick advancements in robotics and...Read more »

New Holland brings autonomy to the tracks

By: Realag Machinery Insider

November 16, 2017

If you were to see a New Holland tractor equipped with NHDrive, you might think it looks fairly typical of the machines of today. But beyond its...Read more »

Looking back at 25 years of SWAC

By: Bernard Tobin

November 13, 2017

David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber, is one of many keynote speakers to appear at the Southwest Agricultural Conference (SWAC).

The Southwest Agricultural Conference (SWAC) will mark its 25th anniversary on January 3rd, when the two-day conference unofficially kicks off...Read more »

Putting data in the hands of dairy operators

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 16, 2017

A new software platform from Valley Agricultural Software (VAS) gives dairy producers real-time access to critical data and reporting from anywhere...Read more »