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Barley growers impressed with VRT results

Crops hit yield and quality expectations, and bring an easier harvest

Data collected by Decisive Farming from several farms across Western Canada in a program using variable-rate technology (VRT) to produce malting barley crops in 2018 showed considerable production gains over industry averages. Data collected from 17 farms, involving about 9,300 acres of malt barley crops showed on acres seeded with both variable-rate seeding and fertilizer technology an average yield of 85 bushels per acre, […] Read more

Decisive Farming offers data incentive

Alberta-based company recognizes malt barley production data has value

If you’re OK with sharing your data for research purposes, Decisive Farming is looking for malt barley growers across Western Canada interested in growing this year’s crop with variable rate technology. The Alberta-based company, providing a wide range of agronomic and farm management services, is actually offering a first-of-a-kind program to pay producers $4 per […] Read more

Climate FieldView is a new data platform in the 
Western Canadian market.

New digital data platform on the Prairies

The Climate Corp. launches its Climate FieldView 
service in Western Canada

It’s been a long time coming and in the works,” said Denise Hockaday, Canada business lead for The Climate Corporation. The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, launched a new data service in the U.S. in 2015 and in Eastern Canada last year. Prairie farmers will have access to Climate FieldView for the first time […] Read more

Farm it like you’re ‘just’ renting it?

Do farmers look after rented farmland differently than land they own? Should they?

We’ve all heard the term “drive it like a rental” but could that also apply to farmland? Is a farmer more likely to use conservation practices like no-till or variable rate technology, or apply more fertilizer and/or manure to improve the fertility on land he or she owns than on rented land? In April 2013, […] Read more

Jake Leguee, who along with his parents, Russ and Sharon, and older sister Sarah, operates a 12,000 acre grain, oilseed and pulse crop farm between Filmore and Weyburn, Sask.

Knowing production costs is important

Calculating your costs to produce grain is an important part of marketing

Having a good handle on the production and marketing side of their south Saskatchewan farm is obviously important, but Jake Leguee says one of the most useful tools in overall management is knowing their breakeven point. The Leguees keep close tabs on their inputs and returns per acre for each crop. While they obviously target […] Read more