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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…

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 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-…
December 1, 2023

SWAT Partner Announcement: Soil Smart Inc.

Learn about Soil Smart Inc., a family-owned precision agronomy business and new SWAT MAPS service provider based in the Essex County area of Ontario, Canada.
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…
November 2, 2023

SWAT Partner Announcement: Mintzmyer Agronomy Services

From soil testing, seed and chemical sales, to crop consulting, […]
October 27, 2023

SWAT Partner Announcement: Brother’s GRIMM LLP

As farmers, then business owners, and now SWAT MAPS service providers, Gavin Bahnmiller and Tyce Bahnmiller of Brother’s GRIMM are happy to announce they are bringing the SWAT ECOSYSTEM into…
October 19, 2023

SWAT Partner Announcement: J&S Farm Supply

Although agriculture has been in their heritage for generations, the family behind J&S Farm Supply is moving into the future with more precision by becoming a SWAT MAPS service provider.
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