Custom Rates 2014 - Seeding

 
 
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 Seeding | Fertilizer application | Herbicide application | Soil testing

These are survey results only - not recommended rates.

NOTES: *Indicates one report received.

Seeding

OperationLocationMost Common 2012Range 2013Most Common 2013
Seeding – air seeder/airdrillAlberta$20-27/ac$15-29/ac$20-29/ac
Total reports = 20 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Direct seeding - zero tillAlberta$18-27/ac$20-30/ac$20-30/ac
Total reports = 8 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Seeding – floater truckSouth$8-10/ac$7-10/ac$7-10/ac
Central$8-10/ac$7-16/ac$7-10/ac
North$7-10/ac$8-9.85/ac$8-9.85/ac
Peace$7/ac*
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 23 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Seeding - truck mountAlberta$7/ac
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 0 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Seeding – aerialAlberta$9/ac$9/ac$9/ac
Total reports = 7 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Seeding – grass seeding
- conventional
- precision
Alberta...
$20/ac
$35/ac
.....
$20/ac
$35/ac
..
$20/ac
$35/ac
Total reports = 7 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Seeding – corn planterAlberta$25-30/ac$25/ac$25/ac
Total reports = 7 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Seeding - canola with liquid fertilizerAlberta$40/ac
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 0 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013

Fertilizer Application

OperationLocationMost Common 2012Range 2013Most Common 2013
Granular fertilizer application – floater truck South$7-8.75/ac$6-10/ac$7-8.50/ac
Central$7.50-9/ac$6.95-16/ac$7-10/ac
North$7.50-8.50/ac$7.75-8.75/ac$7.75-8.75/ac
Peace$6.25/ac* $7.50/ac* $7.50/ac*
Total reports = 38 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Wing/spin spreadersAlberta$6.50-7.50/ac$8.50/ac$8.50/ac
Total reports = 4 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Liquid or granular fertilizer application – fixed-wing aerial Alberta$8.65-9.70/ac$9/ac$9/ac
Total reports = 7 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Anhydrous fertilizer application – cultivator with cold flow kit Alberta$15/ac
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 0 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013

Herbicide Application

OperationLocationMost Common 2012Range 2013Most Common 2013
Granular herbicide application –
floater truck
Alberta$5.75-8.50/ac$8-8.50/ac$8-8.50/ac
Total reports = 8 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Liquid herbicide application – high clearance
**(Peace region -price includes SP ground sprayer)
South$6-7.75/ac$5.75-7/ac$5.75-7/ac
Central$7-8.50/ac$6.75-9/ac$6.75-9/ac
North$6.50-8.50/ac$5.50-8.75/ac$6-8.50/ac
Peace$5.75/ac*
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 44 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Ground sprayer - pastureAlberta$12-20/ac$12-20/ac$12-20/ac
Total reports = 3 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013
Liquid herbicide application – fixed-wing aerial South$8.65-11.90/ac
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Central$8.50-9.70/ac$9/ac$9/ac
North$8-9.50/ac$9/ac$9/ac
Peace
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 7 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013

Soil Testing

Operation
Soil testing
(lab fees included)
LocationMost Common 2012Range 2013Most Common 2013
Alberta
Four nutrients - single depth$55-100/field$55-100/field$55-100/field
Four nutrients - double depth$150/field
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Soil testing - labour only$25-55/field$45-55/field$45-55/field
Complete analysis 0-6", 6-12"- single depth$85-130/field$70-150/field$70-150/field
Complete analysis 0-6", 6-12", 12-24" - double depth$100-170/field$95-170/field$100-170/field
Complete analysis plus GPS mapped - single depth
**No response to survey
$85-105/field$85-105/field
Complete analysis plus GPS mapped - double or triple depth$224.85-241.85/field
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Complete analysis plus N, K, S, Ca, and Mg on 0-6" and 6-12"$174.85-191.85/field
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Plant tissue testing$150-175/field
**No response to survey
**No response to survey
Total reports = 44 Surveyed Summer & Fall 2013



 
 
 
 

Other Documents in the Series

 
  Custom Rates Survey Summary 2014
Custom Rates 2014 - Seeding - Current Document
Custom Rates 2014 - Land Leasing
Custom Rates 2014 - Tillage
Custom Rates 2014 - Land Clearing and Breaking
Custom Rates 2014 - Haying and Silage
Custom Rates 2014 - Livestock
Custom Rates 2014 - Grain Harvesting and Hauling
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on January 16, 2014.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 13, 2016.