BUTEO start offers early season protection from flea beetles

Bayer CropScience has launched BUTEO™ start, a new insecticide seed treatment option for canola in Western Canada targeted at early control of flea beetles. There are two main types of flea beetles: striped and crucifer, explains Andrew Chisholm, Traits and Trait Launch Manager with Bayer CropScience. The striped flea beetle is really starting to increase… Read More

Mind Your Farm Business, Ep 53: Data driven profit decisions

Yield maps aren’t the only data points to collect and analyze. Farms generate all sorts of information that could be useful in determining profit, wasted time or resources, or identifying opportunity. The trouble is, some farms are either generating data with no clear means of using it, or are missing out on capturing simple data… Read More

Winter cereals seeding deadline extended in Manitoba

The window for farmers in Manitoba seeding winter wheat or fall rye with crop insurance coverage has been extended by 15 days. Until this year, winter cereals had to be seeded between August 20 and September 15 to be eligible for full coverage from the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC), with 80 per cent coverage… Read More

FarmTech joins list of cancellations for 2021

Organizers of the FarmTech Conference, which was scheduled to take place January 26-28, 2021, have made the decision to cancel. The FarmTech Foundation of Alberta — which is comprised of the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Seed Growers Association — says it made the decision to ensure the… Read More

Digital tools simplify management decisions as farms grow

Intellectual power required to optimize many on-farm decisions has moved beyond human capacity, which is quite the statement. Even the smartest farmer can only “scale-up” their thinking to a certain extent when they’re handling large acres. At some point, that farmer will have to make so many complex and nuanced decisions that other tools will… Read More

FendtONE operator interface introduced in next generation 700 series

AGCO is releasing the FendtONE operator’s interface to North American growers with the introduction of the Fendt 700 Gen6 Series tractors. The FendtONE interface is a complete redesign of the operator station, featuring up to three large display screens. Drivers can each customize the tractor’s operation to their own preferences. There are now more customizable… Read More

Canadian Pork Council modifies AgriStability ask

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC), on behalf of pork producers, is asking the federal government to consider “targeted enhancements” to AgriStability. In a departure from the ask put forward by most in the agriculture industry, the CPC has sent a letter to the federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers asking them to consider leaving… Read More