Precision Ag en Farmers experiment, build data with variable-rate crop management tools <div class="field-deck"> Data drives crop management tools </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After two years of testing data-driven, variable-rate crop management programs on their farms, Rick Niese and Jeff Heepke are planning to continue their efforts in 2015 in hopes of further ramping up productivity.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Variable Rate Application Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:08:00 +0000 96641 at <p>&nbsp;Crestline, Ohio, farmer Rick Niese (right) and Sunrise Co-op agronomist Josh Snyder discuss variable-rate crop management options developed with the WinField R7 Tool and accessed through a tablet computer.</p> Photo: Daniel Bedell Dig deeper into data to analyze sidedress nitrogen applications <div class="field-deck"> Intuition doesn’t always match data. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What do you do when data analysis doesn’t support your own theory? For me, the first answer is to keep digging in the data. I’m still a believer in split applying nitrogen – including sidedressing a portion, but living though those dry summers would lead me to get the work done early. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Precision Ag Data Decisions Precision Farming Nitrogen Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:36:00 +0000 96581 at Farmlogs Advantage: Digital tools for precision ag <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Farmlogs has some new features for growers, and they're calling it Farmlogs Advantage. CEO and co-founder Jesse Vollmar talked to us about the new features the Advantage product offers, including in-season crop health monitoring, activity recording and access to years of data maps. Farmlogs Advantage offers growers a chance to use their precision ag to a higher level, says Vollmar.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:01:00 +0000 96521 at National Farm Machinery Show 2015 roundup, part 2 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Check out this list of products that captured our attention at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show, including cover crop seeders, new nozzles, tractors, grain carts and digital tools. </p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Precision Ag Equipment & Supplies Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:58:00 +0000 96001 at Variable-rate seeding success <div class="field-deck"> Data Decisions </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For many, analyzing variable rate planting with strip trials has resulted in conclusions that aren’t positive for the practice. Our results and experiences have been the opposite. Using higher and lower Learning Blocks™ within management zones and analyzing yield results have led to even faster adoption.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Precision Farming Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:40:00 +0000 95971 at Dig deep into data to get more yield <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In what parts of your operation, are you looking for actionable data to help make a tough decision? Keep digging into your data. More than likely, the “first layer” is only a step in the right direction. Although it may take more time, digging into a second and third data layer may provide discoveries that are well worth the effort. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Data Decisions Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:16:00 +0000 95651 at Mind the gap: Quality ag data analysis relies on quality ag data <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Quality data analysis relies on quality data. And quality data requires hard work and attention to detail. Even though we can use technology to make the timing gap smaller, we all must still “mind the data quality gap.” </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Data Decisions Sat, 10 Jan 2015 03:39:00 +0000 95351 at Top 10 of the web, 2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>We've posted a lot of great stories and photos on the web this year! These are our most-viewed pieces and cover a variety of topics from helpful aerial images to GMOs, making a profit with lower corn and soybean prices to no-till yield secrets, and more! Check out our best from the web for 2014, and stick around for more great stories and photos in 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans Tillage GMO Precision Farming Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:11:00 +0000 95221 at 5 Agriculture stories to read, Dec. 26, 2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The five agriculture stories to read this week offer options for residual herbicides in soybeans, as well as tips for updating your crop yields with the Farm Service Agency under the new farm bill. Read a fertilizer outlook from Rabobank, and hear from Xpert Dan Frieberg about ag data ownership and knowledge. Finally, a happy holidays greeting from the CSD staff.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans soybean production Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:28:00 +0000 95151 at Think Different: Best of 2014, Part 4 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In our final list of our best stories of 2014, farmers took on fresh thinking, applying art and science to farm for the bigger picture. They saw a residue breakdown timeline and learned about new soil tests, as well as soil health. There were tips for top soybean yields and ideas about no-till saving nitrogen. One farmer shared his stance on GMOs, and other farmers collaborated for water quality.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:56:00 +0000 95141 at