Territory Manager wearing Dutch Openers sales shirt

Spring Fertilizer Requirements

Snow might still be on the ground, but it’s never too early to think about the year ahead. Many producers have their crop plans already in place.  Last fall’s early snow means spring fertilizing is on the radar for a lot of farmers. In this month’s article, we talk to Connor Bohachewski, our Territory Manager for northern Saskatchewan and northern …

Two male farmers observing a pile of manure

The Do’s & Don’ts of Manure Spreading

Sheldon Grywacheski is a grain producer and professional engineer born and raised in Saskatchewan. He’s gained 30 years of experience working with John Deere, Mitsubishi Hitachi, Brandt Engineered Product, Case Corporation, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, and now Dutch Industries. Sheldon has also had extensive exposure to farms and to producers throughout Canada, the United States, South America, Europe and …

Producers gathered around at Dutch's Farm Progress booth.

Why We Attend Canada’s Farm Progress Show

It’s one of our most important agricultural shows of the year and also one of the largest in western Canada. Canada’s Farm Progress Show draws in exhibitors from across the prairie provinces to put on one of the largest shows in the agricultural industry, bringing together the most innovative technology and knowledgeable ag leaders. This year marks Dutch Opener’s 32nd …

“ENTER TO WIN” CONTEST WINNER

Dutch Industries is pleased to announce that the winner of the “Enter to Win” contest is John Mandel. John farms in the Acadia Valley area of Alberta and takes home the grand prize of $10,000 of Dutch Openers product. Congratulations John, we look forward to providing you with your next set of Dutch Openers. We appreciate your continued support, and …

MARKETING YOUR CROP 101 – THE FIVE P’S

With today’s global markets and open commodity trading, there has been a shift in the way producers can market and sell their crops. Savvy producers are savvy business people, with a good understanding of marketing. A good marketing strategy takes planning, preparation and an understanding of available marketing tools. There are five levers of marketing – the five “P’s”: Product, …

BUYING A NEW DRILL? THINK ABOUT YOUR OPENERS

A new air drill is a big investment, whatever size your operation. Here are a few things to consider when making a decision about what openers will work best with your new unit. 1. Soil Type. Rocky soil? Choose a high wear vertical opener that will be able to withstand rough terrain. Wet conditions or gumbo? Consider our line of Universal Series …

SPEEDING IN A SEEDING ZONE

Our Territory Managers oversee a lot of seeding…it’s what they do, they are our experts in the field.  And when we asked our Territory Managers for just one piece of advice, the “silver bullet” for our readers going into the 2016 seeding season was…Please Don’t Speed in a Seeding Zone.  If your Seeding Speed is too fast, it can most …

MAINTENANCE REMINDER: KEEP YOUR SEED DRILL AT PEAK PERFORMANCE

Before you know it, seeding season will be here. To ensure your seeding equipment is ready to work come spring, it’s important to perform routine maintenance throughout the winter. Our Engineers have compiled the following checklist of recommended farm equipment maintenance.   Air Drill Maintenance Checklist Check your air drill for cracked hydraulic hoses or places where they are rubbing …