With $50,000 or $100,000 worth of canola in just one big bin and with longer on-farm storage requirements for some contracts, farmers want help to manage these bins for good drying days, potential spoilage and even theft. Wireless bin management systems offer solutions.
When logistics make it difficult to apply the needed volume of fertilizer at seeding, broadcast applications are probably not the best answer. Post-emergent side banding with a coulter puts N where needed and when needed without the risk of loss.
Soil test protocols developed for Western Canada in the 1960s are still used and still relevant, but farmers can collect a lot more data now to further refine recommendations. These are not your father’s soil tests.