Incorporate LIDAR data into your surface drainage plans

Following the flood of 1997, the Province of Manitoba commissioned the collection of elevation data across the Red River flood plain using LIDAR technology.  It has since added many other regions across the Red River Valley and Southern Manitoba.  LIDAR is short for Light Detection and Ranging and without going into detail, it is elevation … More Incorporate LIDAR data into your surface drainage plans

Yield Mapping part 2 – Do I need to Calibrate?

ver study your yield maps and wonder why yields might increase or decrease with different operators or speeds?  Or sometimes yield might change after supper when things start getting damp?  Our first instinct is the combine must have been throwing more out the back, but it could also be that the mapping system wasn’t calibrated. … More Yield Mapping part 2 – Do I need to Calibrate?

Using technology to increase soil testing accuracy

Ask a group of producers these days about the value of soil testing and you will get a lot of different opinions. Some will say there is no value because the fields are too variable.  Others will say grid or zone sampling are the only way to go and that composite sampling has little value.  Some producers sample … More Using technology to increase soil testing accuracy

Welcome

Welcome to Antara’s new home on the web. Over time we hope to use this as a vehicle to share information pertinent to growers and crop production in the Red River Valley. There are two sides to Antara’s business. One is working with producers to manage and/or improve their operations through more efficient crop production. The … More Welcome