SMART Rx

Your land speaks through its composition and in turn the abundance and availability of nutrients. Smart Rx is the diagnosis and treatment provided by your Agronomist designed to maximize zone-specific yield potential in every field. With Smart Rx you will receive an objective analysis of your field’s data and a prescription programmed for your equipment to deliver the highest yield potential and targeted bottom line.

Location: Alberta, East of Taber – some irrigation, mostly dryland

Farm – 14,500 acres

Equipment for FieldSmart

  • 1895 John Deere Air Disc Drill
  • 1835 John Deere Air Hoe Drill
  • 4930 John Deere High Clearance Sprayer
  • 9770 John Deere combines

Experience – Smart Data is used on all 14,500 acres.  Smart Mapping and Smart Rx are used on 3000 acres of cereals in 2012.

Farmer’s comments:

“I sat down with my agronomist (FieldSmart Crop Advisor) and we planned out what we wanted for yields in the low, medium, and high sports. We did EC mapping (Smart Mapping) and looked at those to plan it out. We made 5 zones in a section and planned it from there.”

“We decided to target 90 bushels of wheat in the low spots, 50 in the medium and 80 in the high. We put on 200 lbs of fertilizer and 120 lbs of seed in the areas we wanted 90 bushels and varied the rates in the other spots (Smart Rx).”

“I find the data system (Smart Data) to be very good. Everything is on a data card that we plug into our units. We have a modem in the truck so we can monitor everything.”

“Young people really get it. It interests them and I think it makes them more interested in the farm.”

 

Location: Alberta, Southeast of Taber – not irrigated

Farm – 8500 acres

Equipment for FieldSmart

  • 1895 John Deere Air Drill
  • 1820 John Deere Air Drill
  • 4830 John Deere High Clearance Sprayer
  • S670 John Deere combines

Experience – This farm has been using GPS technology in various ways for over 5 years. This is the first year they are using FieldSmart.

Farmer’s comments:

“We use it mostly for the information (Smart Data). We wanted it mostly to monitor weather conditions at spraying, because sometimes, when products don’t work that well, we wanted to know how weather impacted it. With FieldSmart, it’s just so easy. We can call up the data and it’s right there on our computer whenever we want it.”

“We want to monitor our cost of production. With input prices high like they are now, we need to be able to tie in all our costs and know actual numbers. It tells us a lot.”

“We have half section in variable rate this year, and I must say, really impressed, so far. We did EC and soil tests (Smart Mapping) We varied the rates of seed and fertilizer based on land and soil variation (Smart RX). We are hoping to see a 4- or 5-bushel yield advantage, and even if we don’t see that, we will likely try a section next year.”

 

 

Join us at the Western Sales Harvest Expo 2018

Take in our exciting educational event to help support YOUR farming operations this year.

Presentation Sessions Include:

S700 Combines
S600 Combines
MacDon FD Headers
John Deere FD and P headers
Brandt Augers and Grain Carts
Brent Grain Carts
Gen 4 Displays
Western Sales Harvest Expo Dates and Times:

July 24, 2018 Davidson Dealership 9am – 3pm
July 31, 2018 Rosetown Dealership 9am – 3pm
August 2, 2018 Outlook Dealership 9am – 3pm

*You are welcome to attend any of the events at any of our locations.

 

Case Study #2

Location: Alberta, East of Taber – some irrigation, mostly dryland

Farm – 14,500 acres

Equipment for FieldSmart

Experience – Smart Data is used on all 14,500 acres.  Smart Mapping and Smart Rx are used on 3000 acres of cereals in 2012.

Farmer’s comments:

“I sat down with my agronomist (FieldSmart Crop Advisor) and we planned out what we wanted for yields in the low, medium, and high sports. We did EC mapping (Smart Mapping) and looked at those to plan it out. We made 5 zones in a section and planned it from there.”

“We decided to target 90 bushels of wheat in the low spots, 50 in the medium and 80 in the high. We put on 200 lbs of fertilizer and 120 lbs of seed in the areas we wanted 90 bushels and varied the rates in the other spots (Smart Rx).”

“I find the data system (Smart Data) to be very good. Everything is on a data card that we plug into our units. We have a modem in the truck so we can monitor everything.”

“Young people really get it. It interests them and I think it makes them more interested in the farm.”

Case Study #1

Location: Alberta, Southeast of Taber – not irrigated

Farm – 8500 acres

Equipment for FieldSmart

Experience – This farm has been using GPS technology in various ways for over 5 years. This is the first year they are using FieldSmart.

Farmer’s comments:

“We use it mostly for the information (Smart Data). We wanted it mostly to monitor weather conditions at spraying, because sometimes, when products don’t work that well, we wanted to know how weather impacted it. With FieldSmart, it’s just so easy. We can call up the data and it’s right there on our computer whenever we want it.”

“We want to monitor our cost of production. With input prices high like they are now, we need to be able to tie in all our costs and know actual numbers. It tells us a lot.”

“We have half section in variable rate this year, and I must say, really impressed, so far. We did EC and soil tests (Smart Mapping) We varied the rates of seed and fertilizer based on land and soil variation (Smart RX). We are hoping to see a 4- or 5-bushel yield advantage, and even if we don’t see that, we will likely try a section next year.”

 

2018 Harvest Expos

Join us at the Western Sales Harvest Expo 2018

Take in our exciting educational event to help support YOUR farming operations this year.

Presentation Sessions Include:

S700 Combines
S600 Combines
MacDon FD Headers
John Deere FD and P headers
Brandt Augers and Grain Carts
Brent Grain Carts
Gen 4 Displays
Western Sales Harvest Expo Dates and Times:

July 24, 2018 Davidson Dealership 9am – 3pm
July 31, 2018 Rosetown Dealership 9am – 3pm
August 2, 2018 Outlook Dealership 9am – 3pm

*You are welcome to attend any of the events at any of our locations.

In ALBERTA

Western Tractor

westerntractor@westerntractor.ca

(403) 327-5512


In SASKATCHEWAN

Western Sales

western@westernsales.ca

(306) 882-4291


In MANITOBA

Enns Brothers

info@ennsbros.com

(204) 475-3667