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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…
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…
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…
January 31, 2024

Effect of residual nitrate on N-fixation in pulse crops – will too much N hinder or help?

We want to take advantage of the N-sparing effect pulse crops offer. But what happens if there’s too much residual nitrate? Will pulse crops even initiate nodulation?
December 14, 2023

Including soil texture in a proactive approach to micronutrient deficiencies

On the Prairies, micronutrients such as copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) are variable in their distribution of total and available amounts across landscapes and fields, and because of this, site-…
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.
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