Top Crop Manager

Top Crop Manager
Finding a balance

Finding a balance

Various traits found in modern corn hybrids have an impact on the nitrogen rate that is best applied to maximize yield, the nitrogen (protein) content in the grain, and the amount of residual nitrogen remaining in the soil following harvest. But how great is this impact?

Long-term tillage and crop rotation

Long-term tillage and crop rotation

Using winter wheat in crop rotations has long been known to benefit soil quality and crop production.

Tuning into radio-frequency heating

Tuning into radio-frequency heating

Radio-frequency (RF) heating has the potential to be a rapid, non-toxic, efficient and safe method to disinfest various food and agricultural products.

Minimizing “yield drag” in no-till

Minimizing “yield drag” in no-till

Despite the many advantages of no-till, some soybean growers are considering whether the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.

Outstanding Young Farmers for Canada named

Outstanding Young Farmers for Canada named

Manitoba and PEI farmers take top spots as 2014 Outstanding Young Farmers for Canada

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Honey Bee AirFLEX...
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North American Manure Expo comes to Canada...
For the first time ever, the North American Manure Expo is being hosted within a Canadian province. The annual show is being held August 20 and 21, 2013, at the University of Guelph’s Arkell Research Station, located near Guelph, Ontario. So, what's a Manure Expo and why should you attend? This video will provide all the dirt.
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Expert Dr. Susan Watkins discusses Water Sanitatio...
Expert Dr. Susan Watkins discusses Water Sanitation
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The population explosion...
With the world's population increasing exponentially and farmland staying the same, BASF took to the streets to ask consumers if this trend is sustainable.

Business & Policy

Trimble's PurePixel solution available in Canada Trimble's PurePixel solution available in Canada

Dec. 17, 2014 - Trimble's PurePixel Precision Vegetation Health solution is now available in Canada and Europe. Also, Trimble now provides PurePixel data for download using the common shapefile format, and it has added a chlorophyll index map - an improved technology for assessing raw image suitability that enables agronomists to eliminate poor quality images when assessing plant health. PurePixel maps are an agronomic tool available through Trimble's Connected Farm solution that provides farmers and crop advisors with an assessment of a field's crop health or maturity level based on calibrated vegetation indices. The PurePixel Chlorophyll Index map separates the different vegetation index contributors, enabling detection of chlorophyll information independent of other vegetative factors. This gives users the ability to assess crop variability and differences in maturity within and between fields. This information can lead to better harvest decisions and maximized profits by enabling the user to see which fields are most ready for harvest and which are not. For grain crops, this can minimize drying and storing costs because fields are not harvested too early. In addition, it can also help growers with harvest logistics since they know which fields are ready for harvesting. PurePixel maps can also be downloaded in the common shapefile format, enabling users to access the PurePixel data in applications outside of Connected Farm, such as Farm Works Software or an alternative farm management software application. The PurePixel solution can be purchased using the Connected Farm Web site at: https://field.connectedfarm.com or through a local Trimble reseller. For more information on PurePixel, visit: www.trimble.com/agriculture/purepixel.  

Machinery

Trimble's PurePixel solution available in Canada Trimble's PurePixel solution available in Canada

Dec. 17, 2014 - Trimble's PurePixel Precision Vegetation Health solution is now available in Canada and Europe. Also, Trimble now provides PurePixel data for download using the common shapefile format, and it has added a chlorophyll index map - an improved technology for assessing raw image suitability that enables agronomists to eliminate poor quality images when assessing plant health. PurePixel maps are an agronomic tool available through Trimble's Connected Farm solution that provides farmers and crop advisors with an assessment of a field's crop health or maturity level based on calibrated vegetation indices. The PurePixel Chlorophyll Index map separates the different vegetation index contributors, enabling detection of chlorophyll information independent of other vegetative factors. This gives users the ability to assess crop variability and differences in maturity within and between fields. This information can lead to better harvest decisions and maximized profits by enabling the user to see which fields are most ready for harvest and which are not. For grain crops, this can minimize drying and storing costs because fields are not harvested too early. In addition, it can also help growers with harvest logistics since they know which fields are ready for harvesting. PurePixel maps can also be downloaded in the common shapefile format, enabling users to access the PurePixel data in applications outside of Connected Farm, such as Farm Works Software or an alternative farm management software application. The PurePixel solution can be purchased using the Connected Farm Web site at: https://field.connectedfarm.com or through a local Trimble reseller. For more information on PurePixel, visit: www.trimble.com/agriculture/purepixel.