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.
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.
What tech will you buy in 2018? These five farmers share their plans for 2018, including their motivation for investing in that system or product. As a bonus, we also ask them: Do farms need to hire techies just like they hire agronomists?
Tillage is making a comeback with recent high-moisture years. With all the benefits of reduced tillage, is this a positive? Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist Brittany Hennig goes through five steps to consider before returning to tillage or increasing the use of tillage.