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April 22, 2021

10 Ways to Grow Your Business as the Local SWAT Expert

Here’s some tips to market your business, increase acres and position yourself as the local precision agriculture expert using the SWAT System.
April 20, 2021

SWAT 004: Landon Friesen on Finding Practical Technologies for the Farm

Alberta farmer Landon Friesen runs Southman Ag Ventures in Crystal City, Manitoba. He farms canola, wheat, edible beans, sunflowers, and flax with his dad and brother.
March 30, 2021

Canadian Ag-Tech company awarded US patent on their SWAT Box proprietary soil mapping device

Croptimistic Technology Inc. has been awarded a US Patent for their SWAT Box technology. The SWAT Box is a proprietary autonomous soil electrical conductivity and elevation mapping hardware system. The…
March 23, 2021

SWAT 003: Josh Messer: Don't Accept the Status Quo

Today on the SWAT Agronomy Podcast Tim interviews Josh Messer, a certified crop advisor with AgIntel Agronomy Consulting. Josh grew up on a farm in North Dakota and started his…
February 23, 2021

SWAT 002: Cory Willness Answers Your Questions (Part Two)

On today’s episode, Tim continues his conversation with Cory Willness, President of CropPro Consulting and Croptimistic Technology.
February 23, 2021

SWAT 001: Cory Willness Answers Your Questions

We cover a range of topics including: what the best approaches are to creating zones, the difference between SWAT MAPS, intensive grid sampling, barriers to variable rate technology adoption, the…
February 9, 2021

Precision Soil Moisture Management: SWAT Water

February 9, 2021 – Naicam, Saskatchewan – The newest development […]
December 16, 2020

Soil-Based Management Zones: How Are You Determining Your Soil Potential?

Soil management is a hot subject these days. Many companies are selling that “magic” formula, stating what you are doing wrong, and declaring they know your farm and your soil…
November 9, 2020

Nitrate Sampling in Corn Using SWAT Zones

I’m doing PSNT sampling for corn, what happens when I mix response zones?
September 8, 2020

Managing Spatial and Seasonal Soil Moisture Variability with SWAT WATER

Farming in dryland conditions is for the most part governed by the quality and variability of the soil in your field. Good soils, with high organic matter, mitigate both nutrient…
August 24, 2020

Risk Management Wins Again

When we think of risk management we often think about drought, and there are certainly opportunities to manage drought risk using SWAT Maps and variable rate inputs. But in wet…
June 4, 2020

Consultant Feature: Tyler Kessler - Kessler AgVentures

“SWAT MAPS have changed my opinion on variable rate,” says Tyler Kessler, an independent agronomist and founder of Kessler AgVentures. Kessler provides agronomy and variable rate SWAT MAPS services to…
May 26, 2020

What is Nutrient Responsiveness?

From a simple point of view, if I said, “this soil is likely responsive to copper," what I’m saying is there is a good chance, perhaps 75%, that an application…
May 20, 2020

Consultant Feature: Jason Schley - Next Level Ag

Jason Schley is a SWAT MAPS consultant based in Alpena, South Dakota. He began his consulting business in 2000 and expanded it to include a soil laboratory in 2015.
May 19, 2020

Side-Hill Seeps: An Electrical Conductivity Anomaly

During the mapping season, we look at several electrical conductivity (EC) maps every day. Sometimes we come across something very interesting. Recently, while making maps for a field in eastern…
April 3, 2020

It All Comes Down to Water

Water: it’s the critical element for all plant life and I’ve realized over the past 18 months that it is perhaps the most important of the three pillars of a…

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