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Re-evaluating Zone Sampling

Re-evaluating Zone Sampling

By Ben Johnson, Farmers Edge Digital Ag Lead A lot has changed since I wrote this article on sensor-based soil sampling 2 1/2 years ago. First, I acknowledged that sensor-based soil testing is quite a way off from being widely adopted. Taking physical soil samples are...

‘Datify’ Your Decisions with Benchmarking

‘Datify’ Your Decisions with Benchmarking

By Shane Thomas, Global Digital Ag Lead October signals two things for farmers: Analyzing the past year’s harvest and planning for next year’s seeding. As we get later into harvest and finishing harvest, it presents an excellent time for reflection on what worked or...

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7 Tips to Avoid Soil Compaction During Harvest

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist With farmers anxious to get the remaining crops in the bins – regardless of field conditions, there will be hundreds of combines heading to the fields over the next couple of weeks. This opens us up to a couple of soil...

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Predicting the Future, Today with Yield Prediction

By: Scott Speck, Regional Digital Ag Lead  Have you ever wished you knew the outcome of a car race as it was happening? As the driver, how would knowing what was coming up ahead halfway through the race change your decisions throughout the race? As harvest begins,...

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Power Your Harvest

When harvest hits, it’s go time. Every decision becomes laser-focused on getting the crop out of the ground at the right time to maximize your return on investment. But how do you know you’re getting the most ROI possible? You can’t manage what you don’t measure, but...

read more

Technology Drives Iron Sales and New Revenue Streams

As an increasing number of growers seek cost-effective solutions to optimize crop production, dealerships are expanding services and cultivating strategic new revenue streams. A connected-farm strategy is the new holy grail. By offering modern digital solutions that...

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Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 5: Nitrogen

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist This last post of this Back to Basics Soil Fertility series focuses on Nitrogen (N). This is by far the most important, the most complicated, the most controversial and possibly the least understood nutrient commonly used by...

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Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 4: Sulphur

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist For part four of Back to Basics Soil Fertility focus on the “secondary” nutrient: Sulphur.  For much of the world and up until the 1980’s, Sulphur (S) or (Sulfur for those of you south of the 49th parallel) has been considered...

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Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 3: Potassium

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist For this third installment of this series, will focus on Potassium. Potassium or Potash is second only to Nitrogen in the amount of our applied nutrients used by plants. Crops contain about the same amount of nitrogen and...

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Risks and Benefits of Early Seeding

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist The weather changes we experience at this time of year makes it difficult to predict when growers will be on the land seeding. Many growers in Western Canada have started to seed. I checked some soil temperatures today and...

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Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 2: Phosphate

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist This is part two of five of Back to Basics: Soil Fertility that deals with soil and fertility. We will discuss Phosphate today as it is the nutrient that I fear is most deficient on farms across the Canadian prairies and the...

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Re-evaluating Zone Sampling

By Ben Johnson, Farmers Edge Digital Ag Lead A lot has changed since I wrote this article on sensor-based soil sampling 2 1/2 years ago. First, I acknowledged that sensor-based soil testing is quite a way off from being widely adopted. Taking physical soil samples are...

read more

‘Datify’ Your Decisions with Benchmarking

By Shane Thomas, Global Digital Ag Lead October signals two things for farmers: Analyzing the past year’s harvest and planning for next year’s seeding. As we get later into harvest and finishing harvest, it presents an excellent time for reflection on what worked or...

read more

7 Tips to Avoid Soil Compaction During Harvest

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist With farmers anxious to get the remaining crops in the bins – regardless of field conditions, there will be hundreds of combines heading to the fields over the next couple of weeks. This opens us up to a couple of soil...

read more

Predicting the Future, Today with Yield Prediction

By: Scott Speck, Regional Digital Ag Lead  Have you ever wished you knew the outcome of a car race as it was happening? As the driver, how would knowing what was coming up ahead halfway through the race change your decisions throughout the race? As harvest begins,...

read more

Power Your Harvest

When harvest hits, it’s go time. Every decision becomes laser-focused on getting the crop out of the ground at the right time to maximize your return on investment. But how do you know you’re getting the most ROI possible? You can’t manage what you don’t measure, but...

read more

Technology Drives Iron Sales and New Revenue Streams

As an increasing number of growers seek cost-effective solutions to optimize crop production, dealerships are expanding services and cultivating strategic new revenue streams. A connected-farm strategy is the new holy grail. By offering modern digital solutions that...

read more

Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 5: Nitrogen

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist This last post of this Back to Basics Soil Fertility series focuses on Nitrogen (N). This is by far the most important, the most complicated, the most controversial and possibly the least understood nutrient commonly used by...

read more

Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 4: Sulphur

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist For part four of Back to Basics Soil Fertility focus on the “secondary” nutrient: Sulphur.  For much of the world and up until the 1980’s, Sulphur (S) or (Sulfur for those of you south of the 49th parallel) has been considered...

read more

Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 3: Potassium

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist For this third installment of this series, will focus on Potassium. Potassium or Potash is second only to Nitrogen in the amount of our applied nutrients used by plants. Crops contain about the same amount of nitrogen and...

read more