2014 archive of Newsletters published by both The RACK and other publishers on various agricultural topics .
UYMI Canola Variety Trial Tops Western Canada.
Planning for 2015 is well underway, and an important part of the plan is canola variety selection. The Rack understands the importance of variety selection and worked together with Bayer CropScience and the Ultimate Yield Management Institute on a canola variety plot in 2014.
10 varieties were examined including: InVigor 5440, InVigor L130, InVigor L140P, InVigor L252, InVigor L261, InVigor L160S, Dekalb 73-75, Pioneer HyBrid 45H31, Nexera 1012 and Nexera 1016. Though the plots had a late start due to weather, all varieties performed well, and the plot went on to top the Bayer CropScience Demonstration Strip Trials in Western Canada.
The Ultimate Yield Management Institute managed all of the agronomic aspects of the trial for the year, and was very happy with the result. "This trial proves that proper management can stretch any canola variety to reach its genetic potential" said Dennis Bulani, president of The Rack and founder of Ultimate Yield Management Institute. "You can get good genetics from any of our suppliers, but if you don't take the time to manage the agronomy, you'll be throwing your money away".
This is a quick summary of the results, but for more information, visit us on our YouTube channel or contact your local Rack Representative to get more details.
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Inside this issue: Time Flies When You’re Having Fun.
Snow is on the ground, the grain is in the bin, and it’s time to reflect on the past year. 2014, like every year before, had its challenges, but the resiliency of the Saskatchewan farmer has brought us through to yet another winter. This time of reflection not only applies to the past 12 months, but to the past years as well. 2014 marked 30 years in business The Rack is one of the last large independent companies left in Saskatchewan and continues to supply top notch customer service and products to its customers. Dedication to service and quality have been a large part of The Rack as it has grown, and continues to drive its success today. for The Rack, and this time of reflection is shaping the plans for the future.
Although Rack Petroleum was only founded in 2001, the company has actually been around since 1984. Dennis and Lynda Bulani signed on as bulk fuel agents in Biggar SK in June of 1984 and started Bulani Agro Inc as the agent’s own part of the business. Bulani Agro supplied fertilizer and crop protection products to the area’s farmers as well as agronomic advice. As the company grew and expanded, new services and offerings were added. The area’s first spreader truck arrived in 1990 with variable rate capabilities following shortly after. As locations were added, Bulani Agro grew to encompass the Biggar, Perdue and Rosetown areas. In 2001, Dennis and Lynda parted ways with their bulk fuel supplier and started Rack Petroleum as a stand-alone independent retail. Agronomy has always been a cornerstone of Bulani Agro and The Rack, and continues to guide the business principles of the company.
Now with 9 locations, The Rack is one of the last large independent companies left in Saskatchewan and continues to supply top notch customer service and products to its customers. Dedication to service and quality have been a large part of The Rack as it has grown, and continues to drive its success today.
The customer focus is only attained with experienced staff, and The Rack is fortunate to have some of the best the industry has to offer. From day one, the people that have worked with The Rack (and Bulani Agro) have been dedicated to the business and the industry. This dedication shines in the customer relationships that have been forged and continues to remain strong.
As a local, independent, company The Rack is proud to serve the communities in its market area. The customers we serve and the staff that serve them are a valuable part of the communities we are in. Agriculture is an industry built on the strength of communities and the people that are in them. The Rack recognizes the importance of our staff and customers and is proud to serve their communities.