Stratus Report Released: Spread of Glyphosate Resistance is Slowing

9th annual survey of thousands of U.S. farmers shows the results of their good stewardship.

Stratus Ag Research has tracked glyphosate weed resistance since 2010 and PPO Inhibitor resistance since 2016.  Stratus has tracked glyphosate weed resistance since 2010 and PPO Inhibitor resistance since 2016.  Over that time a total of 36,312 surveys have been completed by growers.…

It’s More Than Just Yield and Profitability Driving Canola Seed Brand Decisions in Western Canada

Stratus Ag Research recently released the 2018 Canola Seed Focus360 report. This report is designed to track growers’ experiences and reactions to the marketing efforts of the canola seed companies in Western Canada.

Along with containing the grower views of the major canola seed brands in the West, the following are key insights derived from the report. High profits and high yield continue to be the most important factors to growers when choosing…

New Stratus Report Released:  Big Shifts in Preferred Wheat Varieties

In 2015, 2016 and 2018 Stratus surveyed wheat growers about the varieties they grew, using both certified and bin-run seed. The analysis reveals some big swings.

In 2018 only three varieties were grown on more than a million acres each, led by AAC Brandon on over 5 million acres.  It has been a long time since one variety has been so widely grown in Western Canada. Back…

News Release: Farm Consolidation Offers Opportunities to Agricultural Retailers Who Adapt

Report on US Channel Power available now.

PUSLINCH, Ontario—Loyal customers are an agricultural retailer’s most valuable assets. In fact, 92 percent of United States farmers who consider themselves loyal to their retailers will recommend them to peers. Yet, retailers must earn and re-earn this…

Survey finds successful ag retailers not afraid to get their boots dirty

A recent Stratus Ag Research survey reveals that farmers expect their local ag retailer to provide on-the-ground support. In fact, not only do the majority feel that it is important for their ag retailer to provide crop scouting services, but those who do, also tend to purchase more products as a result.

Stratus Ag Research conducted a survey of 1,894 American farmers, to get a better understanding of the expectations that farmers have of their local ag retailers. “Many of us may prefer to shop at no-frills outlet malls for…

Ag retailers play a critical role in Best Management Practices for herbicides

Stratus Ag Research surveyed 803 farmers from the Midwest and southern states to determine their knowledge of BMPs, attitudes about weed resistance and how they are adapting their farming practices to deal with this issue.

Luckily, in today’s information age, there’s no shortage of ways to get your message heard. This is particularly important when it comes to sharing best management practices (BMPs) for on-farm challenges like staying one step ahead…