Alex Docherty, chairman of the PEI Potato Board and a potato farmer in Elmwood, does what most potato farmers on PEI still do today — hire rock pickers Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
A new, hand-held device reminiscent of Star Trek's tricorder scanning device is telling Nova Scotian farmers when an apple is perfect for picking. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Since a blueberry is mostly water, any touch has the potential to bruise it. While most human pickers are gentle enough to pick the berries without bruising them, the same cannot be said for mechanical pickers. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Much of the tracks-versus-wheels debate on farms has focused on compaction and the ability to drive in wet conditions, but what about differences in fuel consumption? Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
There are years when it can be extremely difficult for farmers to harvest some of their corn acres. Excessive rainfall during the harvest period may result in fields that are too wet to be combined. In other years, cooler-than-normal weather during the growing season can result in high grain corn moisture levels and prohibitively high drying costs. In this case, farmers may opt to harvest the corn in spring, leaving it to dry down naturally to reduce drying costs. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!