These are survey results only - not recommended rates.

NOTES: *Indicates one report received.

Seeding

OperationLocationMost Common 2015Range 2016Most Common 2016
Seeding – air seeder/airdrillAlberta$35/ac$35/ac$35/ac
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Direct seeding - zero tillAlberta$21-26.50/ac$21-26.50/ac$21-26.50/ac
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Seeding – floater truckSouth$10-11.75/ac$10-11.75/ac$10-11.75/ac
Central$7-12.25/ac$7-12.25/ac$7-12.25/ac
North$9-14.50/ac$9-14.50/ac$9-14.50/ac
Peace$10/ac*$10/ac*$10/ac*
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Seeding – aerialAlberta$9.00/ac$9.00/ac$9.00/ac
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Seeding – grass seeding
- conventional
- precision
Alberta**No response to survey--
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016

Fertilizer Application

OperationLocationMost Common 2015Range 2016Most Common 2016
Granular fertilizer application – floater truck
South$6.50-11.75/ac$6.50-11.75/ac$6.50-11.75/ac
Central$7.65-10.50/ac$7-14.50/ac$7.65-10.50/ac
North$8.25-12.50/ac$8-14.50/ac$8.25-12.50/ac
Peace$9/ac*$9/ac*$9/ac*
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Wing/spin spreadersAlberta$8/ac$8/ac$8/ac
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Liquid or granular fertilizer application – fixed-wing aerial Alberta$9-12.25/ac$9-12.25/ac$9-12.25/ac
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Anhydrous fertilizer application – cultivator with cold flow kit Alberta**No response to survey--
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016

Herbicide Application

OperationLocationMost Common 2015Range 2016Most Common 2016
Granular herbicide application –
floater truck
Alberta$8.50-9.75/ac$8.50-9.75/ac$8.50-9.75/ac
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Liquid herbicide application – high clearance
**(Peace region -price includes SP ground sprayer)
South$7.65/ac*$6-10/ac$7.65/ac*
Central$7-9/ac$7-10/ac$7-9/ac
North$6-10/ac$6-9/ac$6-10/ac
Peace**No response to survey--
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Ground sprayer - pastureAlberta$375/hr$375/hr$375/hr
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016
Liquid herbicide application – fixed-wing aerial South$9.30-12.25/ac$9.30-12.25/ac$9.30-12.25/ac
Central$9-12.25/ac$9-12.25/ac$9-12.25/ac
North$9/ac$9/ac$9/ac
Peace**No response to survey--
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016

Soil Testing

Operation
Soil testing
(lab fees included)
LocationMost Common 2015Range 2016Most Common 2016
Alberta
Four nutrients - single depth$55-95/field$45-100/field$55-95/field
Soil testing - labour only$75/field$75/field$75/field
Complete analysis 0-6", 6-12"- single depth$70-125/field$70-125/field$70-125/field
Complete analysis 0-6", 6-12", 12-24" - double depth$95-175/field$95-175/field$95-175/field
Complete analysis plus GPS mapped - single depth$85/field$85/field$85/field
Complete analysis plus GPS mapped - double or triple depth**No response to survey--
Complete analysis plus N, K, S, Ca, and Mg on 0-6" and 6-12"**No response to survey--
Total reports = Surveyed Summer & Fall 2016