Decided to take the corn plot off yesterday. It was planted on May 27th. For fertility, we used SmartN upfront plus 250lbs of corn starter. All of the varieties were standing perfectly. It was interesting to see the slight changes in final population. In general terms, the flagship Pride and Dekalb varieties had final stands… CLICK HERE to Read More
Category: Crop Protection
Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans Jill Ball & Kris Van Raay Soybean harvest is upon us, and with that, inevitably is the seed ordering season as well. In our crop scouting, we have been noticing a fair amount of disease damage in our customer’s fields, and trying to prevent this in the future is a… CLICK HERE to Read More
Another interesting piece of technology I checked out at the 2019 COFS was the Saskatchewan built X-Steam-inator. This device promises to clear away weeds using a PTO driven generator and, from what I recall, about 2 gallons of water per acre. At this point I was uncertain about ground speeds. But, the concept is interesting. … CLICK HERE to Read More
We have joined with the team at Soil Optix to provide an additional form of high resolution soil testing to our customer base and local area. This builds on what we started doing 2 years ago with our EC machine. Our goal is to provide our customer base with the best possible maps to help… CLICK HERE to Read More
We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth at the Chatham Kent Farm Show, as well as at the Precision Ag Conference last week. Here are some of what I considered as highlights from the Precision Ag Conference, as presented by Farms.Com. Robotic Farming: I’ll post some more about these at a later… CLICK HERE to Read More
Let us know if you can attend. We would like producers, operators alike to be on the same page with the new technology so that we can all make the most of it. April 6th, 9:30 until noon, Florence Community Centre. See flyer for more details. hcl grower meeting2017
Timing is fast approaching for late season N applications. Let us know what your requirements are.
Don’t forget about the neonic regulations for planting seed for 2016!. Talk to Tom, Al or Marty about what you require for your seed orders.
We have scheduled a Grower Pesticide Safety Course, for February 17th at Haggerty. Please contact us to sign up!
So far we have been very pleased with the results of the Electrical Conductivity testing, for the creation of management zones for soil sampling. (See my older post on the Zone Manager). In a nutshell – here is process and what we have found. First, we scan the soil and create a zone map based… CLICK HERE to Read More