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November 9, 2023

Rely on your soil potential, not the weather

“Tell me if it’s going to rain or not” is a common objection to adopting variable rate fertilizer. And it’s true, I can’t predict that any better than your local…
September 20, 2023

Addressing Potassium Deficiency Using SWAT MAPS

Although the prairies are known for having the largest reserves of potash in the world, there are some areas with soils that have relatively low background potassium (K) levels —…
August 16, 2023

Why Variable Rate, Why Now?

Farmers are realizing that an effective variable rate program like SWAT MAPS is very important, especially now. Here are five reasons why.
August 10, 2023

Make it Count: How to Harvest Field Trials

Trials are an important part of our learning about how […]
August 8, 2023

How to Prevent Crop Lodging with VR Seed and Spray Applications

SWAT MAPS have proven that there is significant organic matter content variations throughout zones. The more organic matter in a soil the more nitrogen mineralization that will occur throughout the…
July 25, 2023

Understanding Site-Specific Field Variability and Modifying SWAT MAPS

One of the best times to assess fertility and moisture-based variability within fields is as the crop is coming into maturity. This is when moisture stress and nutrient deficiencies have…
July 13, 2023

Making Sense of Soil Moisture Graphs

The Croptimistic weather station team installs and maintains over 70 weather stations with soil moisture probes for our customers. This technology gives us a window into what is going on…
July 5, 2023

Corn, soybeans, and the ultimate SWAT VR planting strategy

Proper seeding or planting rates can set the standard for a whole growing season. The objectives of SWAT MAPS variable rate fertilizer applications are straightforward: match fertilizer rates with soil…
June 26, 2023

Cutworms: What’s causing bare spots, and how can SWAT MAPS help?

Cutworms are a pest mainly in canola and pulse crops but can become a problem in cereals and other crops as well. Let's look at how SWAT MAPS can help.
June 7, 2023

Nitrogen Management: Minimizing Losses and Greenhouse Gas Emissions with SWAT MAPS

If ten per cent of the fuel you put in your tractor disappeared, would you want to know why? What if sometimes it was all accounted for, and sometimes you…
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?
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