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Not all Nitrogen Applications are Created Equal on the Farm

VRT– Supporting More Profitable Decisions on Every Acre   For Stanley Watkins, applying Variable Rate Technology (VRT) on his farm near Donnellson, Iowa, started as an exercise in efficiency – to save fertilizer input costs resulting from over-application, as well as...

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Getting Ready for Spring

  By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist   As the snow melts and the sloughs gradually dry up, it is time to hit you with a couple of important messages. Firstly, take extra time to ensure that whatever job you are working on is done safely! I know, you have heard...

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Using Herbicides that Contain Residual Products Effectively

By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist Over the past number of years, I have been asked to visit and observe cereal crops in the spring that have been seeded to fields treated with burn-off herbicides containing residual products such as florasulam or metsulfuron....

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Tech Tools Add Insight

The last decade farmers have adopted new technologies that allow them to map yields during harvest, develop grid maps from soil testing, log tractor and sprayer passes with GPS equipment and maybe take flyover maps with unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Putting...

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Why So Many Weather Stations?

By: Andy Nadler, Product Manager – Weather Farmers Edge has been preaching the message of field-centric data for a long time. We believe that information collected from the actual field produces the most accurate results – period. Whether it's historical weather...

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How to Effectively Apply Fertilizer This Spring

  By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist As discussed in a previous blog, the spring of 2017 is going to be challenging on several fronts. Fertilizer is one that should also demand a lot of attention. You may not be able to fertilize your crops with the same plan...

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Dealing with Ruts this Spring

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist It is no secret that discussions around what to do with ruts dominated many “coffee row” discussions this winter. These ruts developed from combines and grain carts operating in wet fields last October or November. Some of...

read more

Tips for Seeding: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist The quote from Lee Childs – “Hope for the best, plan for the worst” couldn’t be more descriptive of what growers can expect heading into spring planting. Estimates range from 2 to 2.5 million acres of unharvested crop still in...

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From my Early Days on the Farm

By: Wade Barnes There are days when I take a step back and look at where Farmers Edge is today and I am amazed. It has come a long way from a staff of two farm boys working in my basement to a team of over 350 employees, operating in 5 countries worldwide.  But to be...

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Congratulations to Seth Lura

Congratulations to Seth Lura of North Dakota – the winner of our Commodity Classic sweepstakes! Thank you to everyone who entered!  Stay tuned on March 3rd, as we make a big announcement at the show.

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The Scourge of the South

By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist, Farmers Edge Over the next couple of blogs, I would like to discuss two weeds. One I will refer to as “The Scourge of the South” and the other as “The Scourge of the North." Unluckily, I have worked in an area where the two...

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The Dirt on Tillage

By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist, Farmers Edge From 1987 – 89 western Canada experienced a severe and devastating drought. Record hot weather and limited rainfall left the agricultural areas parched. I was working in southern Manitoba and saw farmers...

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Not all Nitrogen Applications are Created Equal on the Farm

VRT– Supporting More Profitable Decisions on Every Acre   For Stanley Watkins, applying Variable Rate Technology (VRT) on his farm near Donnellson, Iowa, started as an exercise in efficiency – to save fertilizer input costs resulting from over-application, as well as...

read more

Getting Ready for Spring

  By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist   As the snow melts and the sloughs gradually dry up, it is time to hit you with a couple of important messages. Firstly, take extra time to ensure that whatever job you are working on is done safely! I know, you have heard...

read more

Using Herbicides that Contain Residual Products Effectively

By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist Over the past number of years, I have been asked to visit and observe cereal crops in the spring that have been seeded to fields treated with burn-off herbicides containing residual products such as florasulam or metsulfuron....

read more

Tech Tools Add Insight

The last decade farmers have adopted new technologies that allow them to map yields during harvest, develop grid maps from soil testing, log tractor and sprayer passes with GPS equipment and maybe take flyover maps with unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Putting...

read more

Why So Many Weather Stations?

By: Andy Nadler, Product Manager – Weather Farmers Edge has been preaching the message of field-centric data for a long time. We believe that information collected from the actual field produces the most accurate results – period. Whether it's historical weather...

read more

How to Effectively Apply Fertilizer This Spring

  By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist As discussed in a previous blog, the spring of 2017 is going to be challenging on several fronts. Fertilizer is one that should also demand a lot of attention. You may not be able to fertilize your crops with the same plan...

read more

Dealing with Ruts this Spring

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist It is no secret that discussions around what to do with ruts dominated many “coffee row” discussions this winter. These ruts developed from combines and grain carts operating in wet fields last October or November. Some of...

read more

Tips for Seeding: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist The quote from Lee Childs – “Hope for the best, plan for the worst” couldn’t be more descriptive of what growers can expect heading into spring planting. Estimates range from 2 to 2.5 million acres of unharvested crop still in...

read more

From my Early Days on the Farm

By: Wade Barnes There are days when I take a step back and look at where Farmers Edge is today and I am amazed. It has come a long way from a staff of two farm boys working in my basement to a team of over 350 employees, operating in 5 countries worldwide.  But to be...

read more