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June 27, 2024


The recipient of the Les Henry Award has been presented to its inaugural winner, Dr. Jeff Schoenau, University of Saskatchewan professor and Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Program Chair in…

Insights from the Glacier FarmMedia Discovery Farm: 4+ Years of Data Driven Learning

Croptimistic Technology has demonstrated uses of precision ag technology at Glacier FarmMedia Discovery Farm at Langham, SK since 2020. It has been an interesting experience, as the site has some…
June 17, 2024

SWAT Partner Announcement: Midplains Ag

Midplains Ag, a full-service precision ag consultation and risk management group located in Northeast Nebraska, has recently joined the SWAT MAPS service provider network to offer the world’s premier soil…
June 10, 2024

How to Implement the SWAT MAPS Yield Potential Program to Maximize Your Potential and Cut Costs

SWAT MAPS variable rate technology is the first step in maximizing efficiency and productivity through fertilizer, seed, and soil amendments. Once a farm has been fully mapped and the client…
May 29, 2024

High resolution plant stand assessments with SWAT CAM

Having a consistent and even plant stand across a field is beneficial in achieving even maturity and maximizing yield. Consistent maturity is critical for fungicide staging (especially for fusarium head…
May 15, 2024

Kochia control with SWAT CAM: A step-by-step guide

Kochia (Kochia scoparia) has grown to be a problematic weed in much of the semi-arid cropping areas of the US and Canada. The pressure it has on crops is most…
May 13, 2024

SWAT 018: Prairie Legend Les Henry

Retired in 1996, Les Henry is a professor emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan, a private consultant, and farmer. He is a renowned soils expert and in 2010 he released…

Using SWAT MAPS to optimize fertility recommendations, reduce crop Inputs, and save $$$

Every fertilizer recommendation should start with soil test data. Without soil test data you would basically be making blind recommendations, based on yield goals and crop uptake/removal tables. This is…
April 21, 2024

SWAT Partner Announcement: Farm Focused Agronomy

Welcome Farm Focused Agronomy to the elite network of SWAT MAPS service providers! After seeing the results first-hand of using SWAT MAPS on his own farm, Garrett Rockafellow, owner of…
April 18, 2024

Groundtruthing to select the correct SWAT MAP: What about peat?

A SWAT MAP is a map that sets the framework […]
April 10, 2024

Kessler Ag Ventures on Doubling Their Client Base, ‘Aha’ Moments, and Achieving Sustainable Growth with SWAT MAPS

Kessler Ag Ventures (KAV) is well-known as Southern Saskatchewan’s team of precision ag experts. Comprised of five full-time employees, four of which are consulting agrologists, KAV has been providing SWAT…
March 27, 2024

Can we measure soil health? 

Soil health is a large, ambiguous topic. While it is not easily defined, not to mention measured, there are some emerging laboratory tests that show promise in adding additional information…

Building Soil P Levels

Producers in Western Canada may be leaving yield on the table by not addressing low phosphorous soil levels. Many fields in Western Canada are low in soil phosphorus levels (below…
March 1, 2024


SASKATOON, SK, CANADA – MAR 1, 2024: Croptimistic Technology Inc. (Croptimistic) is proud to release their inaugural Sustainability Report. The report outlines the 2023 sustainability achievements and future aspirations within…
February 26, 2024

SWAT 017: Adapting Technology And Agronomy To Local Conditions With Tyler Kessler

Hear directly from those in the field using the SWAT ECOSYSTEM in this “Field Report” episode. SWAT MAPS service provider Tyler Kessler of Kessler Ag Ventures Ltd. shares how these…
February 5, 2024

Managing Drought with SWAT MAPS

A crop can only be as productive as the amount of water available to it. There are multiple ways to manage the risk of dry conditions which include the use…
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