Tag: Farmers Edge

It’s Time to Put Your Farm Data to Work With FarmCommand

“Big data” is a term that gets thrown around very regularly. In agriculture there are currently many players in the big data space, but few are making in-roads across the world. At Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Farmers Edge made a major move ahead of the competition by releasing the new Farm Command platform, which… Read more »

Canola School: Moving to Multiple N Applications for Canola

Dry conditions at seeding followed by plenty of rain left some canola growers in Western Canada wondering if their canola had enough nitrogen to reach its yield potential. As a result, there was increased interest in top-dressing N on canola this growing season. As Jack Payne, regional agronomist with Farmers Edge, explains in this Canola… Read more »

Canola School: N Sensing Tech in the Palm of Your Hand

Would your canola crop benefit from a top-dress or rescue application of nitrogen? A tissue test will give you an idea of whether plants are deficient, but you’ll have to wait for results. As Jack Payne explains in this Canola School episode, there are now several versions of in-field sensors that help agronomists and growers assess… Read more »

Farmers Edge Receives Additional $3.2 Million Investment From Osmington

The private real estate company that co-owns the Winnipeg Jets has exercised an option to invest another $3.2 million in precision ag business Farmers Edge. Toronto-based Osmington Inc., which is owned and controlled by David Thomson, chair of Thomson Reuters, has been investing in farmland for the last four years and first invested in Farmers… Read more »

Kickin’ Tires – Ep11 — How Does Your Combine Measure Up?

The ability to collect machine data wirelessly from farms across Canada is starting to yield practical information that can help farmers become more efficient — evidence that takes colour out of the equation to answer questions like “what’s the optimal engine speed of my model XYZ combine during harvest?” or “should I use a fuel conditioner in my combine?”. There’s… Read more »

Agritechnica 2015: Farmer’s Edge on the Challenges of International Business

When a business expands into international markets, it faces a whole new set of challenges ranging from culture and language barriers to politics and regulation. For Farmer’s Edge, a global provider of precision agriculture and variable rate technology, even things we take for granted in North America — like cell signal, or relatively fast adoption… Read more »

Farmers Edge Partners with Real Estate Company, Osmington Inc.

Winnipeg-based Farmers Edge has announced the addition of Osmington Inc. to its team of investors. Osmington is a private commercial real estate company, owned and controlled by David Thomson, chairman of Thomson Reuters. The company’s past investments include the retail redevelopment of Toronto’s Union Station and the purchase and relocation of NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers to… Read more »

Making Precision Agriculture Work at the Farm Level — An Interview with Wade Barnes of Farmers Edge

It was only ten years ago that Wade Barnes and Curtis MacKinnon, two agronomists in the Pilot Mound, Man. area, decided to start an agronomic consulting business for local farmers. “Our focus was to deal with the handful of really good clients in our local community, about 25 thousand acres. Our thoughts were we’d get to… Read more »

Farmers Edge Sets Up U.S. Headquarters; Plans to Expand Operational Presence

Winnipeg-based Farmers Edge announced today it is establishing its American headquarters in Shakopee, MN. Operational locations will also be available to farmers in all major grain growing regions in the U.S., the company says. “Our technology is a unique, one-of-a-kind system, that integrates data sources, direct from the field, into decision support information and crop… Read more »

Farmers Edge Acquires Lethbridge-Based GranDuke Geomatics

Winnipeg-based precision agriculture and data management company Farmers Edge announced Wednesday that it has acquired GranDuke Geomatics, a geospatial software development company based in Lethbridge. Founded by Guy Duke and Kevin Grant in 2012, GranDuke Geomatics, with the assistance of the National Research Council, offers customized software for geospatial applications in precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, and oil and… Read more »

TechTour: Telematics on the Farm — Managing time, farm labour & more

No matter what colour of equipment you run on your farm, there are so many ways to gather information, and yes, it can all talk to each other. But just because you’re gathering information doesn’t mean it’s useful data — there has to be a reason for tracking things or tallying up differences. As Trevor… Read more »

Making the Most of the Technology in Your Cab

Owning the latest and greatest technology is great, but actually using it to its full potential is what makes the cost worthwhile. When that involves your iPhone, it’s understandable that some apps amount to bells and whistles, but when the technology sits inside your tractor cab, having the latest and greatest needs to earn its… Read more »

The When & How of Soil Sampling

As harvest wraps up, farmers thoughts turn to fall field work and planning for next year’s crop. Soil sampling is one way to get a handle on where soil nutrient levels are at or how they’ve changed over time. The trick is to ensure soil samples are taken properly, at the right time and with… Read more »

Why Should I Buy? – Variable Rate Precision Agriculture

Inputs prices are high and so are crop prices. Managing costs and yields is critical to success on your farm.  With commodity prices high you cannot settle for average yields. The use of variable rate precision ag products and services helps farmers to do just that.  Placing the inputs in the intended prescribed areas has… Read more »

The Challenges in Adopting Precision Ag on Your Farm

Precision agriculture has some obvious benefits when it comes to efficiency and input costs. GPS mapping and technologies are becoming more and more accurate with coverage available in areas previously inaccessible. Seeding overlap is almost non -existent and placement is incredibly precise. With input costs growing and the demand for production rising, the need to… Read more »