SWAT 018: Prairie Legend Les Henry
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
2M ago
We have a really special episode for you as we sit down with Les Henry. Retired in 1996, Les is a professor emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan, a private consultant, and farmer. He is a renowned soils expert and in 2010 he released a lighthearted book about his passion for soils titled “Henry’s Handbook of Soil and Water”. He has taught and mentored many farmers, agronomists and ag professionals over the years, and his impact on the industry cannot be overstated.  In today’s episode, Les reflects on his career milestones including conducting soil surveys, helping farmers solve pro ..read more
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SWAT 017: Adapting Technology And Agronomy To Local Conditions With Tyler Kessler
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
5M ago
Tyler Kessler joins us to discuss his independent agronomy consulting business in Southern Saskatchewan. The company provides a range of agronomic and precision agriculture services for farmers who want to optimize yield, improve soil health, and reduce environmental impacts. They are also a service provider of SWAT MAPS. Before incorporating Kessler Ag Ventures in 2015, Tyler worked in ag retail for eight years and spent a couple of years with an ag chemical manufacturer. He says in those days he wasn’t seeing a lot in precision ag that convinced him it was really adding a lot of value to far ..read more
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SWAT 016: Targeted Herbicide Applications With Trav Hair of Crop Opti Services
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
9M ago
Trav Hair is based in Horsham, Victoria and has worked in ag for 20 years. He’s part of the agronomy team at Crop Opti Services and works closely with research and development companies at their trial site bringing new products to market. As well as looking after his own agronomy clients, Trav also works with machinery companies to help growers utilize their machinery purchases to enable them to achieve better results through the technology these machines provide. Trav shares the value they’re finding in both SWAT MAPS and the SWAT CAM, and the big strides they are making with variable rate he ..read more
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SWAT 015: Corn Population Economics with Trent Mastny and Justin Mastny of JTM Ag
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
11M ago
Nebraska farmers, brothers, and co-owners of JTM Ag, Trent and Justin Mastny join us to talk about their search for a system that would serve their farm better. They also discuss how JTM Ag now helps other farmers in the area take their variable rate technology to the next level through SWAT MAPS. They now combine the precision of SWAT Maps with soil and tissue sampling through Agronomy 365 and BW Fusion and have had some remarkable results. They go on to share about research they’ve been doing on population economics, experiments they’re conducting on their own farm, and their early impressio ..read more
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Corn Population Economics with Trent Mastny and Justin Mastny of JTM Ag
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
11M ago
Nebraska farmers, brothers, and co-owners of JTM Ag, Trent and Justin Mastny join us to talk about their search for a system that would serve their farm better. They also discuss how JTM Ag now helps other farmers in the area take their variable rate technology to the next level through SWAT MAPS. They now combine the precision of SWAT Maps with soil and tissue sampling through Agronomy 365 and BW Fusion and have had some remarkable results. They go on to share about research they’ve been doing on population economics, experiments they’re conducting on their own farm, and their early impressio ..read more
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SWAT 014: A More Detailed Approach with Anita Renwick of A1 Agronomy
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
1y ago
A1 Agronomy owner and operator Anita Renwick joins us to discuss her independent agronomy business in Manitoba. A1 provides soil sampling programs and in-season agronomy services in the southwest corner of the province as well as parts of southeast Saskatchewan. Born and raised on a mixed cattle and grain farm in Southwest Manitoba, Anita studied agronomy at the University of Saskatchewan. She ultimately decided to start A1 Agronomy for growers interested in maximizing the yields and looking for unbiased advice. She shares the need she saw for independent agronomy in the area, how she is helpi ..read more
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A More Detailed Approach with Anita Renwick of A1 Agronomy
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
1y ago
A1 Agronomy owner and operator Anita Renwick joins us to discuss her independent agronomy business in Manitoba. A1 provides soil sampling programs and in-season agronomy services in the southwest corner of the province as well as parts of southeast Saskatchewan. Born and raised on a mixed cattle and grain farm in Southwest Manitoba, Anita studied agronomy at the University of Saskatchewan. She ultimately decided to start A1 Agronomy for growers interested in maximizing the yields and looking for unbiased advice. She shares the need she saw for independent agronomy in the area, how she is helpi ..read more
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SWAT 013: Agronomy Advantage with Deb Campbell
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
1y ago
Agronomist Deb Campbell of Agronomy Advantage joins us to talk about her work in Ontario, Canada. Deb has a great perspective as a Certified Crop Advisor who has worked directly with farmers for many years. As you’ll hear, she not only runs a thriving business, but also has been very involved on the Certified Crop Advisor Board of Directors, the Provincial Soil Action Group, AgScape, and many other entities. Deb talks about some of these responsibilities, and of course her thoughts and experiences with precision ag tools.  “We're running very quickly into a deficit of people in this indus ..read more
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SWAT 012: Variable Rate Planting in Potatoes with Evan MacDonald
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
1y ago
Learn more about SWAT MAPS: https://swatmaps.com/ Evan MacDonald's Twitter and LinkedIn Senior Precision Agronomist Evan MacDonald joins us to talk about water, potatoes, and some of his research in Prince Edward Island in Eastern Canada. In addition to working full time for Croptimistic Technology, Evan began pursuing his PhD with a project focusing on variable rate seed spacing in potatoes. He now has two years of data from trials showing variable rate seeding can significantly impact potato farmer profitability. His journey has been one of identifying missing pieces of the puzzle when it co ..read more
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SWAT 011: Technology for Weed Management with Josh Lade
SWAT Agronomy
by Croptimistic Technology Inc.
1y ago
Josh Lade farms along with two other families north of Saskatoon, SK where they raise wheat, canola, peas, lentils and barley. Josh grew up on Kangaroo Island in Australia, on a sheep and seed potato farm. Upon moving to Canada over 12 years ago, Josh found a keen interest in the technology side of the business. He joins us to talk about precision weed control, his experience with the SWAT CAM, and harvest weed seed management.  “That's going to be a way that I feel that we can really prove to the wider population that we need these chemicals to be sustainable in a way that we don't have ..read more
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