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April 3, 2023

Spring Snow Melt: Where will the nutrients go?

After dry years in Western Canada and the Northern Great Plains, an abundant amount of snow is more than welcome. Come spring, soil moisture recharge can be off to a…
February 22, 2023

All Maps Tell a Different Story: What is Yours Telling You?

There are many types of maps that can be used to make on-farm management decisions. Let's unpack how some of them work.
January 3, 2023

Why everyone should care about mapping soil organic matter and carbon

Everyone in agriculture knows the importance of soil organic matter (OM). It provides many soil functions, including nutrient cycling, improved water infiltration, and reduces soil bulk density that helps reduce…
November 5, 2022

Canola Digest: Take 4R to the Next Level

Many farmers follow 4R practices – perhaps unknowingly – because of the inherent benefits associated with proper nutrient management. This case study describes the 4R practices for one Saskatchewan farmer…
July 27, 2022

How variable is your soil?

Grid soil sampling has historically been the gold standard to measure nutrient variability in soils. But is grid sampling good enough? Or can we do better with newer technology?
April 20, 2022

Fertilizer Stabilizers: How Do We Use Them?

Often called by many names in the marketplace — nitrogen stabilizers, controlled release products or nitrogen inhibitors ­— fertilizer stabilizers are used to increase the efficiency of applied nitrogen when…
January 26, 2022

Drones in Agriculture: How Can They Be Used with SWAT MAPS?

Drones have received a lot of attention in agriculture, especially since they became affordable mapping tools about eight years ago.
December 2, 2021

Get More Out of Soil Sampling with SWAT MAPS

Each nutrient behaves differently depending on soil type, water flow and topography – features which are captured in high resolution with SWAT MAPS!
October 26, 2021

Understanding Terms Used to Discuss Soil Moisture Variability

In the development of SWAT WATER, a product of SWAT MAPS, the objective has been to provide three relatively simply datasets for users to interpret and drive management decisions
October 4, 2021

Using SWAT MAPS in Potato Production

Here in Prince Edward Island, our agricultural landscape is dominated by potato production. Rather than looking to Western Canada for solutions, we often turned to Western Europe and places like…
September 13, 2021

5 Ways to Use SWAT MAPS in a Single Season

SWAT MAPS are an incredibly useful layer of information to use for a variety of purposes.
September 3, 2021

Managing pH Variability with SWAT MAPS

Many areas of the world have problems with low soil pH, which can reduce phosphate availability and increase potential for toxicities from micronutrients such as aluminum (Al) and manganese (Mn).
August 4, 2021

Managing Corn Population with SWAT MAPS

Successful precision agronomy depends on creating the correct zone map that can group all the areas together that have a similar response.
July 6, 2021

Spilling the (Edible) Beans About SWAT MAPS

In Manitoba, Croptimistic and our partners are learning ways to use SWAT MAPS to manage potential issues in edible beans.
June 23, 2021

Knoll Management with SWAT MAPS

For every knoll that has been taken out of production altogether, there must be many acres that are somewhere in between… not fully productive, but not to the point where…
June 18, 2021

Sulphur: Are You Really Applying the Right Rate?

Sulphur (S) may be the most variable nutrient we see in western Canadian and northern great plains soils, especially in glacial till soils.
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