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As crop growers, it must be nearly a full time job at times of the year trying to analyze all the plots, side-by-side trials and government information to make an informed and economically beneficial management decision regarding management practices for your operation.
It’s the time of year when all of us in crop production start doing the analyzing about what we did right or wrong in this year’s cropping program. ALPINE’s the same in that we look over yield data from the many plots we put out each season, trying to find new and different products to boost grower’s profits.
When I was thinking about writing this blog it was going to be a lot longer and be a more technical subject. But, on my way home today I came across, yet another, self-propelled sprayer meets car accident. Yes, in August! Luckily no one was hurt.
We’ve come through what could be called a very challenging spring in most parts of Ontario. Excessive moisture delayed planting in many parts of the province, and continued into late June which kept sprayers out of the fields many days, delaying crop protection applications.
April is crazy in the life of a DSM. So far in the last weeks I’ve built application kits, picked up and delivered liquid caddies, picked up and delivered storage tanks, installed six application kits, all the while getting my farm ready for spring seeding. ALPINE is built on service to our customers, we stand out by going the extra mile and earning our customers’ business. Give us the opportunity and we will earn yours too. #doyouALPINE
Before we know it, it will be GO TIME once again!!
It is hard to believe that the winter is slipping by so quickly once again!! The older we get, the faster it seems to go!!! Well we just think so?? The real truth is, that the older we get, the slower we get, and the faster things just seem to go!!! LOL. I know, the young guys are rolling their eyes!!! LOL.
It is mid-late January in Ontario, Canada. That means pile and piles of snow along with temperatures so cold you can get frost bite in a matter of minutes, right? That is not the case and this especially not true for January 2017. In Southwestern ON we have experienced more rain than snow this year and some forecasted temperatures will likely break old record highs. Read more
Christmas and New Year’s has come and gone and it’s now the time of year in the agriculture industry that we like to call, Trade Show Season! Agriculture trade shows are a great place to see the latest and greatest in technology and innovation in the field of agriculture including equipment, input products such as fertilizer, marketing, and so on. They are also great places to connect and network with your fellow farmers along with industry members such as your local Alpine District Sales Manager and other members of the AALPINE team! ALPINE will be attending the following trade shows indicated on the list below, so make sure you make it out to at least one of them and come by the booth to say hi and talk about what is new. Hope to see you all there!
I’ve been exposed to the PNW market for 18 months now. Feeling more than a little overwhelmed with the market adversities, but I find out from my producers that I am not alone. Never have they experienced this scenario where the US dollar is so strong, wheat yields exceptionally high so supply is strong, falling numbers such a big issue hitting the bottom line, an unknown farm-bill with a new Presidential administration coming into power.
As we soon turn the calendar over into a new year, it can only mean one thing………the beginning of the winter Farmshow and meetings circuit. After 30 years in this business it’s got me thinking as to what you as a grower must expect from these.