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NDVI image of canola variety trials.

Crop advisor casebook: NDVI map conflicts with eye test

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the February 16, 2020 issue of Grainews

It is routine procedure at our office to monitor NDVI satellite images of our canola variety trials using digital ag software. This helps us to react quickly to any problems as well as take note of any differences that may arise between trial treatments over the course of the season. One day in mid-July last […] Read more

Plant stands on hill slopes and some hilltops were thin, while those in low-lying areas were thick and well established.

Crop advisor casebook: Why is this barley crop patchy in rectangular blocks?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the February 5, 2019 issue of Grainews

Jim, a Saskatchewan farmer, was unhappy with the establishment of his barley crop — he had expected a more uniform stand. When he contacted me the first week of June last year, Jim said plant populations in some areas of the field were thin, while others were thick and lush. The plants, which were at […] Read more