FarmLogs co-founder and CEO Jesse Vollmar talks about the FarmLogs app and web offerings, as well as a new app update. The new update offers a popular web feature, allowing farmers to access field-specific rainfall and crop history data right from their phones....More
Reality is we all share “our” data with other companies, either intentionally in exchange for a benefit or inadvertently because we wanted a cool “app,” and sometimes the tradeoffs are worth it. For me, the difference between consumer data sharing and sharing your geo-referenced agronomic data is profound....More
It is easy in all data analysis to have “apples to oranges” comparisons and take data at surface value, but the key to good analysis is to keep digging deeper and deeper to get fair comparisons. Thus creating the most educated and profitable agronomic decisions....More
Precision ag expert Dan Frick analyzes four data layers to understand how costs per bushel vary within a field. Here, he looks at potassium soil test, yield and cost per bushel to determine where the field getting the most per acre.
Integrating financial data and geo-referenced field data is the most sophisticated level of precision ag management, says Dan Frieberg, president of Premier Crop Systems. Precision software captures direct input costs for every 60x60-foot square of the field. The software also allocates indirect expenses by bushel, including insurance, equipment and land costs....More
Precision ag expert Kevin Kruize uses three steps to create management zones in a corn-soybean rotation field. Those steps include pulling data from different precision sources, analyzing data layers and compare productivity and defining preliminary management zones.
Jeff Heepke knew he was part of the next wave of precision agriculture when his cellphone rang as he planted corn with his new 16-row planter last spring. “Do you know that row 15 is plugged?” asked the caller....More
The first step in turning geo-referenced field data into useful knowledge is comparing productivity across years and crops, says Kevin Kruize, precision ag manager at Central Valley Cooperative....More
Climate Pro opens up a host of valuable in-season advisor tools to improve management decisions during planting, nitrogen application, variable rate strategies using in-season satellite imagery, scouting, spraying, and harvesting....More