Our Commitments to Sustainability
Fertilizer is one of the biggest input costs and sources of emissions in farming. We employ numerous tools, including mapping, soil sampling, plant tissue testing, and satellite imaging, in order to determine a crop’s specific needs. This allows us to follow 4R nutrient guidelines and minimize fertilizer use while optimizing yield.
Technological innovations used by Monette Farms includes:
SWAT Mapping: This technology extracts a variety of soil data. When compiled, it enables us to implement variable rates during the seeding season, minimizing fertilizer and seed inputs. Additionally, topographical and electrical conductivity data assist us in predicting clay content and moisture availability, enhancing yield potential.
Verge lines: Prepopulated guidance lines imported to our equipment optimizes equipment uses, resulting in less soil compaction, less fuel used, and lower C02 emissions released.
Modern equipment: Monette Farms uses the latest agricultural machines in the industry. Modern, innovative and environmentally friendly machines help lower our environmental footprint as these implements are manufactured with climate change in mind. Higher-output equipment covers more acres, resulting in lower fuel usage per acre.
Inhouse agronomists: Our inhouse agronomists analyze field and soil data, improve our spray plan, and build optimal prescription plans – all to better the soil health of our crops.
Zero till: The vast majority of our locations have a zero till policy, resulting in less ground disturbance, the preservation of soil nutrients, and minimization of erosion.
-Blake Voth, Agronomist
Granular AG: This platform allows us to track live operational inputs, increasing traceability and improving budgeting strategies.
Fieldview: It supplies us with live data of both our inputs and outputs, adding value to our traceability chain. Fieldview allows us to efficiently run our field tests and plot trials, enhancing our future methods and approaches to farming.
John Deere Ops Centre: John Deere Operations Center™ is an online management system that enables access to farm information anytime, anyplace. Through both web and mobile, it enables smarter machines, enhanced connectivity, and more accurate decision-making.
Agrimatics (Libra): This cloud platform gathers accurate field data that allows us to make better decisions and supply our stakeholders with concise field reports.
Communications & Stakeholders: Monette Farms uses WhatsApp messenger and several social media platforms to clearly communicate with staff members and stakeholders, ensuring transparency and awareness of our activities.
Mission Hope will donate the profits of 320 acres of cropland to these beneficiaries, allowing them to continue the amazing work they do for others. The 320 acres will consist of 160 acres of canola and 160 acres of durum, at Swift Current and Regina, respectively.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank: foodgrainsbank.ca
Canadian Cancer Society: cancer.ca
Canadian Mental Health Association: swiftcurrent.cmha.ca
Rocksolid Refuge: rocksolidrefuge.com
Canadian Red Cross: redcross.ca
Ronald McDonald House Charities: rmhccanada.ca
Monette Farms staff actively volunteer with: