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‘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...

7 Tips to Avoid Soil Compaction During Harvest

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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Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 1

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist I continue to get calls from farmers with questions regarding fertilizers. Some of these are what I would consider basic questions that I would assume most producers would know – but then we all know what ASSUME will do. So, I...

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High Yields vs. High Profits

By Ben D. Johnson Have you ever noticed that you always hear about high yields, but no one ever talks about high profits? If you think about what it takes to get these high yields you might find that these may not be the most profitable practices. Now, I’m not...

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Keeping Your Farm Healthy in 2019

By: Thom Weir ‘Tis the season for making New Year resolutions. What’s on your list for 2019 resolutions? For many, improving their health is at the top of the list. Here is one more that you might want to consider. It is one that I guarantee will help the financial...

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How Understanding Monopoly Can Make You a Better Farmer

By: Ben Johnson, CCA, Regional Digital Ag Lead If you’ve played Monopoly and finished the game at least once in your life, it might help you gain some new perspective on the game correlates to how you manage your farming operation. It may also show you some...

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Measuring Temperature Inversions

By: Andy Nadler, Agricultural Meteorologist - Global Digital Agronomy Team With new cases of spray drift being discovered and reported daily, farmers have become hyper-aware of the risk. Drifts cause environmental damage, significant financial losses, and endless...

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What Causes Crop Yellowing?

After a number of years of generally wet conditions across the prairies, last year provided a break with wide-spread drought conditions. This spring continued with dry conditions across much of Western Canada but recently, we have moved into a more normal weather...

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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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Back to Basics Soil Fertility Part 1

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist I continue to get calls from farmers with questions regarding fertilizers. Some of these are what I would consider basic questions that I would assume most producers would know – but then we all know what ASSUME will do. So, I...

read more

High Yields vs. High Profits

By Ben D. Johnson Have you ever noticed that you always hear about high yields, but no one ever talks about high profits? If you think about what it takes to get these high yields you might find that these may not be the most profitable practices. Now, I’m not...

read more

Keeping Your Farm Healthy in 2019

By: Thom Weir ‘Tis the season for making New Year resolutions. What’s on your list for 2019 resolutions? For many, improving their health is at the top of the list. Here is one more that you might want to consider. It is one that I guarantee will help the financial...

read more

How Understanding Monopoly Can Make You a Better Farmer

By: Ben Johnson, CCA, Regional Digital Ag Lead If you’ve played Monopoly and finished the game at least once in your life, it might help you gain some new perspective on the game correlates to how you manage your farming operation. It may also show you some...

read more