1. How do you evaluate the relationship between soil test fertility/applied nutrients and yield? How do you manage your fertility program? Are there ways you could use other data, for example yield, as part of your nutrient strategy?

2.  Do you check your previous years’ variable-rate population recommendations? How does your agronomic data explain whether the recommendations worked or not?

3.  Are you using the same seed variety as last year? Why or why not? Did you base that decision on data or a gut feeling? Think of what different variables you could look at within your data to be more of an informed consumer, rather than an emotional consumer when buying seed for 2014.