Precision Ag en 5 Ag stories: Corn production challenges, conservation programs, variable rate improvements <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, learn about corn production challenges, and Northern corn leaf blight control. Sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program and read about improving management zones and variable rate. Finally, enjoy some farm-related ads from the 1950s.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Corn Precision Ag corn production Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:43:00 +0000 102961 at Improve financial clarity on the farm <div class="field-deck"> Tough economic business decisions can become easier with detailed data analysis. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The decision to let land go or hold off on a needed purchase is never easy, but a clear view of the bottom line and everything that gets you there can help. Using risk-management, profitability and planning software tool GrainBridge, a Missouri farm has improved its overall business view.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:24:00 +0000 102951 at <p>Beth Schnitker can get an update on the farm&#39;s financial picture any place, anytime. Using the risk mangement program GrainBridge, she can check sales against target price, current revenue and projected as well as &quot;What if?&quot; the impact of changes in inputs, prices or projected yields.</p> Better variable-rate management zones <div class="field-deck"> Indiana farmer uses new soil sensor technologies to improve zones and variable-rate opportunities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Indiana farmer Lynn Hindbaugh plans to capitalize on new detailed soil type and organic matter maps to: Experiment with variable-rate seeding, improve variable-rate fertility practices and evaluate multi-hybrid planting scenarios.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Soil Variable Rate Application Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:27:00 +0000 102691 at <p>The new Veris U3000 includes two sensors that map organic matter and soil texture. A new tillage-mounted rig also is available.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Veris Industries Crop management matters <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Realistically, there are a lot of great corn hybrids and soybean varieties available for most crops. From my perspective, the equation looks like this: Yield = Genetics x Environment x Management. Management matters far more than most people realize!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Decisions Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:19:00 +0000 102611 at Less traffic in the field, more productivity in the soil <div class="field-deck"> Field traffic lanes register 66% more compaction than growing zones on this farm. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Charlie Hammer has never done the same thing for too long, except when it comes to wheels on soil. He has deliberately traveled the same controlled-traffic (CT) lanes on his Beaver Dam, Wis., farm to limit soil compaction. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Conservation Precision Farming Fri, 08 Jan 2016 23:48:00 +0000 102541 at <p>The traffic pass we see (beneath the sign) is from the spring strip-till pass, followed by the tractor + the corn planter, followed by the same tractor sidedressing. This pattern existed for nine years before this photo. Notice that the soil below the traffic lane (below the hole) doesn&rsquo;t cave in when excavated above, and how we see fewer roots. To the right of the hole is a non-traffic lane.</p> Photo: Nancy Kavazanjian Best of Think Different, 2015: Application management, precision ag and data, conservation <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Low prices, weed resistance, environmental concerns and more are giving farmers the opportunity to think different about they way they farm. Stories this year offered insight and tips to thinking different about herbicides, data, planting, nitrogen application and more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Crops Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:23:00 +0000 102391 at Use data to guide fertilizer application <div class="field-deck"> Feed the A zones plenty </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Use your yield data and fertility data to guide your applications. Don’t be afraid to feed your A zones plenty!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Precision Ag Data Decisions Precision Farming Crops Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:45:00 +0000 102341 at Deep soil data helps boost productivity <div class="field-deck"> Knowledge of 60 data layers within 4-foot deep soil profile may help fine-tune management zones. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As Woodrill Farms looks for ways to boost productivity, it is taking a deep-down look at soils to help drive decisions it hopes will help it maintain or boost its current year-over-year trend-line average corn yield increase.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Corn Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans Data Soil Thu, 17 Dec 2015 19:57:00 +0000 102291 at <p>Sample SIS maps show four of 65 data layers that help analyze a soil&rsquo;s productivity and the potential for improvement.</p> Photo: Trimble Best galleries of 2015: New tractors, mobile apps for farming, tillage, land values, soil fertility and more <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>As farmers worked hard in 2015 to produce crops, we worked hard to bring you the best stories and information to help you farm smarter, and be more profitable. From new farm equipment to mobile apps to use on the farm, soil fertility tips to land values and other tips to make harvest better, we've offered a plethora of information in our galleries this year. Here are the top galleries for 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Equipment Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans Tillage corn production soybean production Fri, 11 Dec 2015 22:48:00 +0000 102231 at ICYMI: November 2015 top stories: Software, weed management, prices, cover crops, more <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Our most-read stories from November 2015 included corn hybrid performance data, cloud-based farm software, a look back in time, weed management strategies, cover crop benefits and more. Take a look here and read the best stories you may have missed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Crop Chemicals Precision Ag Sat, 05 Dec 2015 02:46:00 +0000 102161 at