Top Crop Manager

Top Crop Manager
Improving nitrogen fertilizer recommendations

Improving nitrogen fertilizer recommendations

Finding that “just right” rate between too much nitrogen (N) fertilizer and too little isn’t simple. Fortunately a new tool is being developed to improve N rate

Insect update and forecast 2015

Insect update and forecast 2015

Weather gave farmers a helping hand in 2014, with few serious outbreaks from insects like diamondback moth, wheat midge and grasshopper.

Paradigm shifts

Paradigm shifts

MSU is conducting a multiyear investigation to explore the role of perennial bioenergy crops in supplying a host of services rising in demand.

Establishing a windbreak that works

Establishing a windbreak that works

With the ever-increasing price of land, it can be very tempting to try to maximize production by cropping every possible inch of one’s acreage.

Making better pest spraying decisions

Making better pest spraying decisions

To spray or not to spray when you scout insect pests in the field, that is always a tough question.

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Honey Bee AirFLEX...
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North American Manure Expo comes to Canada...
For the first time ever, the North American Manure Expo is being hosted within a Canadian province. The annual show is being held August 20 and 21, 2013, at the University of Guelph’s Arkell Research Station, located near Guelph, Ontario. So, what's a Manure Expo and why should you attend? This video will provide all the dirt.
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Expert Dr. Susan Watkins discusses Water Sanitatio...
Expert Dr. Susan Watkins discusses Water Sanitation
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The population explosion...
With the world's population increasing exponentially and farmland staying the same, BASF took to the streets to ask consumers if this trend is sustainable.

Machinery

Smart Seeders for large-scale commercial farming Smart Seeders for large-scale commercial farming

Apr. 23, 2015, Vancouver, BC - Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (CSC) today announced that it has finalized its agreement with WS Steel to manufacture its award winning CX-6 SMART Seeder in Steinbach, Man. Under the terms of the agreement WS Steel is investing significant capital and resources in production design and engineering to prepare its 150-thousand square-foot facility to manufacture and assemble the CX-6 SMART Seeders from start to finish. "This is a major step forward into the future of farming. We have harnessed the power of technology to allow the farmer to realize the benefits of todays advanced agronomy", said Graeme Lempriere, CEO of Clean Seed Capital. "Working with WS Steel, we will be able to deliver our SMART Seeders to large-scale commercial farmers, allowing them to capitalize on precision high definition seeding in ways never before possible." The CX-6 SMART Seeder gives farmers the ability to deploy up to six products simultaneously to create pinpointseeding perfection on every square foot of the field. Farmers will see large economic gains from this new technologythrough higher yields, high resolution site specific management, seed and fertilizer optimization, overlap elimination, improved seed handling and placement, and logistics management; all while limiting waste. "We wanted a manufacturer that shared our values and vision for the advanced roll out of the CX-6 SMART Seeder",added Lempriere. "With a combination of Fortune 500 Ag equipment experience, turnkey scalability, cost effectiveness and technological expertise; WS Steel is our ideal partner." WS Steel is a Tier-1 highly automated, sophisticated manufacturer with a 25 year history working in the agricultural equipment manufacturing sector as a component and final assembly provider for all scales of companies, from small family owned to Fortune-500. "With our comprehensive and unique manufacturing capabilities, we are a great fit for manufacturing the CX-6 SMART Seeders", said Joe Waldner, President of WS Steel. "It's a remarkably innovative product that we feel will alter the future of farming and we're proud to be a partner in this important initiative." The scope of the project may expand beyond the first 100 units with plans already in place to prepare for the production of more CX-6 SMART Seeder machines and development of alternative models for other markets.