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During the course of any year on our farm we usually go through a similar cycle. I come up with some crazy idea that I heard at a farm show somewhere or my favorite – from a customer who is having good results with something that is a non typical approach to a common problem. Really the direct interaction with the farmers I interact with makes me a much better farmer. The passion, ideas, drive and ability never stops inspiring me – but I digress. The cycle then continues with selling the idea or concept to my dad, some fail and some succeed. The next step is me figuring out a way to put the approved idea into action. Once the combine rolls in the fall the proof will be in the pudding so to speak, and then comes the judgment phase of our cycle when my dad determines whether he feels it was a success or a failure. This is also the point where I try to quantify the changes and resell him on why we did what we did.
I know I know; another industry rep talking to you about plots, that’s the last thing you need! I will be the first one right there to agree with you; plots are a pain and they probably always will be. I have been doing them myself for the better part of 26 years and I haven’t hit 40 yet!!! However, even though I know they are very time consuming, I also understand the importance of even the smallest plot, no matter how it happened.
Hundreds of Farmers have realized some of the greatest benefits of the Program during the farm oper
This past weekend saw our Canadian Thanksgiving come and go, and I was lucky enough to spend some time with friends and family. During one of our Thanksgiving gatherings, my 9 year old daughter asked me, “Daddy, what are you thankful for?” Obviously, some things came to mind right away, like family, good health, and friends. But after thinking about this question for the past few days from an agricultural perspective, I realized I am thankful for much than that.
My last blog in August was entitled “Just Add Water” and talked about the drought in East/Central Ontario.
Here we are again, still trying to harvest the 2016 crop and we are already planning the 2017 crop. It is hard to do!!! But needs to be done!! The earlier you make your plan, the better plans you will make, the less stress you will have later, and the better deals you can make on the cost of your inputs.
Harvest is upon us. Some of our test plots are off already. Be sure to ask your ALPINE representative for all our trial work from this year and past years. We have built our product line on test plots and demonstration plots over 35 years
Check your pulse fields and know the difference. Heard from a customer they were mistaken in their weed problems got me looking at mine, and had the same issue.
Here in Central Ontario we are experiencing one of the worst droughts we have seen in years. We have received less than half our average rainfall. Some areas have received no rain in July and so far no rain in August. On the lighter and shallower soils, there is corn and soybeans that are dying.
As in most sales jobs having customers believe in the product you are selling is the best reward and leads to more satisfied customers. I am happy to share one such story from a customer and a consulting agronomist, Steve Larocque http://beyondagronomy.com/.