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On the left of this NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) satellite image is a 40-acre block recently purchased and cropped for the first time by the producer and on the right of the image is his previously cropped land.

Crop advisor casebook: Why is this canola crop greener on one side of the field?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the February 2, 2020 issue of Grainews

David has a 2,000-acre farming operation in southeastern Manitoba where he grows corn, soybeans, canola, wheat and winter wheat. The producer had added to his farm the previous year by purchasing a 40-acre block from one of his neighbours. This was his first year cropping his newly obtained land. Since the field was right beside […] Read more

Mark’s problem area was located in the north 30 acres of an 80-acre field. In the affected area, only one plant was present per 15 feet of row on average. Neighbouring corn and canola fields were healthy.

Crop Advisor’s Casebook: Planter problems or pesky pests?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the January 24, 2017 issue of Grainews

Three weeks after planting, I was called out to Mark’s 1,500-acre farm, located south east of Winnipeg, Man., where he grows soybeans, canola and spring and winter wheat. Mark wanted to know why an area of his soybean plant stand was so thin. The thin plant stand was located in the north 30 acres of […] Read more