There is No Great Crop Without a Great Start

One of the biggest challenge’s producers face with growing crops at or near the 49th parallel is generally they only get one shot at growing our best crops. We have to maximize the use of limited sun and moisture to get our crops to maturity in a 3-4 month span. It does not give a lot of time to make corrective actions like reseeding or topdressing nutrients when needed. 

2022-04-19T20:34:52+00:00March 30th, 2021|Agronomy, Planning, Planting, Seeding|

A recipe for an 80 bu canola crop

Wouldn't it be great if all the inputs, machinery and/or farming practices that promise to grow you an extra 2-5 bu were true and reliable? It would be easy to spend your way to a bumper crop. 2 bushels here, 3 bushels there... done deal! Unfortunately, it is not a compounding effect.... it's probably easier to spend your way broke than into prosperity.

2022-04-19T20:35:10+00:00March 16th, 2021|Agronomy, Benchmarking, Fertility, Planning, Soil Sampling|

Building Soil Carbon on Your Farm

Many practices, such as reduced tillage, increased residue coverage and improved crop rotations, have been incorporated in the last fifty years that have lowered the loss of carbon, and farmers need to continue this trend to encourage healthy and resilient soils.

2022-04-19T20:35:37+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Agronomy, Fertility, Soil Health|

“You need boots, not gigabytes…”

If you are not walking your own fields, it is crucial you trust the person doing it for you. There are many experienced professionals that can help but it is difficult to replace your firsthand knowledge of your own operation.

2022-04-19T20:35:37+00:00February 16th, 2021|Agronomy, Benchmarking|
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