PAMI compared seed damage and distribution for two common drills running at low, medium and high fan speeds. The study found minimal damage to canola seed, even at high fan speed. The study also found that while distribution of canola seed tended to be lowest at the outer extremes, higher fan speed reduced this variability.
Terry Griffin from Kansas State University says farmers don’t need to rush into data collection, sharing and analysis. When the business case is strong enough, farmers will move into that space in a big way.
Farm Management Canada has identified seven practices that are common
among top farmers. One is to have a written business plan that they follow and
review annually. Only 26 per cent of farmers do this, according to an FMC survey.
From climbing bins to cleaning out bridged grain to moving augers around power lines, the job of handling grain has many potential hazards. It helps to recognize risk scenarios and take measures to get the job done safely.
Low-yielding areas might contribute more to the bottom line by cutting inputs to reduce losses or increasing inputs to improve profitability. The choice depends on answering the question in the headline.