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Pearce: Autonomous platform makes Eastern Canada debut

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s been dubbed “the future of agriculture” and for the first time, farmers in Eastern Canada had the opportunity to see the Dot A-U1 Power Platform with in-field demonstrations at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. The precision ag system, designed by Dot Technology Corp., attracted considerable attention going through its paces during the annual ag showcase, […] Read more

VIDEO: COFS still going strong after 25 years

Laura Rance talks with Doug Wagner, president of Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

Reading Time: < 1 minute At the recent Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), Glacier FarmMedia editorial director Laura Rance sat down with Doug Wagner, president of COFS, to hear about the show’s 25th anniversary, some of the ideas that have allowed the show to grow over the years and how it’s kept pace with Canada’s ever-evolving agricultural industry. (Recorded at […] Read more

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show celebrates 25 years

Reading Time: < 1 minute This year Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show celebrated its 25th anniversary. Such long-term success isn’t achieved alone, and to help celebrate the occasion, Glacier FarmMedia’s Spencer Myers met up with a few of the people from the companies and organizations that have been exhibiting at the show from its very beginning. Seen in the videos below […] Read more

The cover crop plot with the most complex blend of different species, including planting dates, method and rates.

PHOTOS: Farm Show demo digs deep on value of soil health

Roots, worm casts and different cover blends show amazing effects

Reading Time: < 1 minute Soil health has been a buzz phrase that’s gone from a whisper three to five years ago to a chorus that’s spreading across the agrifood industry. That goes to show the swinging of the pendulum away from plowing and aggressive tillage — and it seems to be gaining more advocates with each passing day. This […] Read more

Pearce: New system improves on rinse-and-repeat for sprayers

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Dr. Jason Deveau talks about sprayer cleanouts, he knows it’s not a happy subject. During the 2017 edition of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont., Deveau, the application technology specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) at Simcoe, spoke to farmers about a new continuous-rinse system. In some […] Read more

VIDEO: A new frontier awaits medical marijuana growers

Farmers at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show told to look at growing medical marijuana

Reading Time: < 1 minute One of the new exhibits at this year’s Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show was on medical marijuana. John Greig, Glacier FarmMedia field editor, spoke with several industry representatives about the opportunities for Canada’s farmers interested in growing medical marijuana, and some of the challenges and processes they may face when getting started.

VIDEO: Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show: Day 1

Reading Time: < 1 minute John Greig, field editor for Glacier FarmMedia, offers this quick wrap-up of day one at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ont. Some of the topics discussed were crop maturity, data management, herbicide resistant corn and happy dairy companies.

Coming soon: AGDealerTV

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGDealer, Glacier FarmMedia’s online home for an inventory of over 30,000 pieces of Canadian farm equipment for sale, is about to both show and tell farmers more about new machinery and tech entering the market. Now in production for a launch in the near future, AGDealerTV will be AGDealer’s new video series, aiming to inform […] Read more

Multi-hybrid planters may not be in widespread use, but there’s no reason why other parameters can’t be adjusted, such as plant populations according to different soil types.

The right corn hybrid for your soil?

Pat Lynch says there are other ways to maximize production — and they’re more realistic

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s always high on any list of recommendations. No matter which researcher or agronomist you talk to, choosing the “right” hybrid for your field is always near their top of their Top 10 list for growing a more productive crop of corn. With precision ag systems, however, is it possible to determine which hybrids perform […] Read more

“In the East, we’ll still see some hay and dairy applications, and more tillage, more so than in the West.” – David Webster, Kubota Canada Ltd.

Highlights of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show 2015

Old favourites were aplenty but some of the new demanded more attention

Reading Time: 6 minutes Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show makes us expect to see “something new.” Everything from multi-hybrid planters to robotic milkers and the latest in all-terrain vehicles have made their debuts at the Woodstock, Ont. show. This year’s 22nd annual edition was no exception. Below, we discuss some of the launches and announcements that caught our attention. First, […] Read more