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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 21, 2023

SWAT CAM: Croptimistic introduces the world’s first map using fully autonomous plant stand counting

With our new plant stand count feature, the machine learning model within SWAT CAM analyzes each image and calculates individual plants per acre or per square foot, as well as…
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 26, 2023

SWAT 016: Targeted Herbicide Applications With Trav Hair of Crop Opti Services

What’s on the horizon with precision ag in Australia? Trav Hair of Crop Opti Services gives us the inside scoop. Find out how they’re making big strides with variable rate…
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.
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 —…
September 11, 2023

It’s only going up from here for FM Agronomy

Beth Martel, owner of FM Agronomy, says she anticipates seeing 90% of growers using some sort of precision within the next 15 years. For those who aren’t there yet, FM…
August 31, 2023

Progro Agriculture on SWAT MAPS: Answering the ‘Why,’ Being More Than a Map, and Setting the Gold Standard for VR

Based out of Holden, AB, Progro planned to be tailored to agronomic consulting services at first with SWAT MAPS as the added sweetener, but quickly found his SWAT MAPS service…
August 29, 2023

SWAT 015: Corn Population Economics with Trent Mastny and Justin Mastny of JTM Ag

Nebraska farmers, brothers and co-owners of JTM Ag, Trent and Justin Mastny, join us on our latest SWAT Agronomy podcast episode where they discuss how they’re helping farmers in the…
August 17, 2023

SWAT Partner Announcement: Prairie Shore Agronomy Inc.

East Central Alberta farmers: are you wanting to put more thought into exactly where your inputs are going, and how effective they’ll be? New SWAT MAPS Service Provider Prairie Shore…
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.

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