Precision Ag http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en September 2014 features http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/september-2014-features <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The September issue of <em>Corn+Soybean Digest</em> offers a lot for readers. From data management to tips for financial success in turbulent times, what farmers learned in 2014 to strip-till tips. Check out these feature stories for insight on Ukraine corn exports, as well as marketing advice for low prices, using tillage for weed control and cover crop seed mixes.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/september-2014-features#comments Conservation Precision Ag Tillage Precision Farming Management Tillage Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:18:00 +0000 93601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Don’t base precision ag decisions on old maps, poor soil testing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/don-t-base-precision-ag-decisions-old-maps-poor-soil-testing <div class="field-deck"> Soil map drives data success </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Each level of information gathering is an opportunity for fuzzy data. Soil sampling, field mapping, yield monitoring and personal recollection are key building blocks, but they are also potential pillars of error for your precision-ag program, says independent agronomist Shannon Gomes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/don-t-base-precision-ag-decisions-old-maps-poor-soil-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/don-t-base-precision-ag-decisions-old-maps-poor-soil-testing#comments Precision Ag Gold Precision Farming Testing Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:55:00 +0000 93581 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>EC soil mapping is one way to improve your data accuracy. Crystal Valley Co-op, Lake Crystal, Minn., operates two <a href="http://www.veristech.com/products/msp3.aspx" target="_blank">Veris EC MSP3</a> carts. One coulter pair injects a constant voltage into the soil, and another coulter electrode measures the voltage drop, mapping various root-zone soil textures.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Courtney Hennis What has 2014 taught farmers? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-has-2014-taught-farmers <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This spring was crazy in some areas, and we’re in for leaner times through at least 2016. Corn+Soybean Digest asked growers what they have learned and what they are changing going forward. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-has-2014-taught-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/what-has-2014-taught-farmers#comments Conservation Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Tillage Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:45:00 +0000 93561 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Sept. 19, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-19-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 5 ag stories to read this week include tips on storing grain this fall, as well as a reminder that a solid nutrient balance is important to corn yield, and not just nitrogen. Read about a new soil mapping technology from Purdue, and understand that when benchmarking your farm, it's important to use relevant benchmarks. For a little enjoyment, read about how you know you grew up on a farm when… .</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-19-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-19-2014#comments Corn Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans corn harvest Data Decisions Soil Crops Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:02:00 +0000 93501 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Using Climate Basic and Climate Pro on the farm http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/using-climate-basic-and-climate-pro-farm <div class="node-body video-body"><p>David Friedberg, CEO, Climate Corporation, recently talked to CSD Managing Editor Susan Winsor about using Climate Pro and Climate Basic on the farm. The apps and programs help farmers see growth stages, soil moisture, offer recommendations for harvest based on grain moisture, and more, including field work decisions. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/using-climate-basic-and-climate-pro-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/using-climate-basic-and-climate-pro-farm#comments Corn Precision Ag Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:45:00 +0000 93491 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Irrigation becoming a trend on heavier soils http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/irrigation-becoming-trend-heavier-soils <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following the worst drought in his farming career – and growing frustration over competition for land – Les Albrecht expanded his operation internally in 2013 by adding five circles of irrigation to his dryland operation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/irrigation-becoming-trend-heavier-soils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/irrigation-becoming-trend-heavier-soils#comments Corn Precision Ag corn production Gold Irrigation Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:18:00 +0000 93381 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>After 2013&rsquo;s flash drought, yields from Albrecht&rsquo;s irrigated fields out-yielded dryland fields by about 50 bushels/acre. In 2014, Albrecht didn&rsquo;t start irrigating until late July, when the heavy summer rainfall spigot abruptly turned off and began stressing the crop.</p> <p>Although dryland yields typically approach 175 bushels/acre on his fertile clay loam soils, Nebraskan Les Albrecht invested $1,000/acre on irrigation in hopes of bumping yields another 30 bushels/acre.</p> OADA can help simplify big data http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/oada-can-help-simplify-big-data <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Ault spoke with Managing Editor Susan Winsor about the current disconnect with data in agriculture, as well as how OADA can help farmers manage data and make it work for them, and help with the tasks farmers need help with.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/oada-can-help-simplify-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/oada-can-help-simplify-big-data#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Precision Farming Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:56:00 +0000 93341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Compare real benchmarks http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/compare-real-benchmarks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The best benchmarking services don’t just tell you where you rank – but they tell you why. What does the data say you need to change to perform better or to keep doing to stay on top? </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/compare-real-benchmarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/compare-real-benchmarks#comments Precision Ag Precision Farming Crops Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:16:00 +0000 93291 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Using UAVs on the farm http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/using-uavs-farm <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Jim Love, farm business advisor, Beck’s Hybrids, talks about using UAVs on the farm. “Once you’ve purchased the plane or the helicopter the money is spent, so now the trick is, how many times can I use it. Even if it’s a small problem, if I can sort it out, it’s going to be better for the grower,” he says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/using-uavs-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/using-uavs-farm#comments Precision Ag Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:12:00 +0000 92831 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Data decisions: Use technology to verify company data http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-decisions-use-technology-verify-company-data <div class="field-deck"> Trust... but verify </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As companies line up to offer you solutions based on their proprietary algorithms that you adopt the same position as President Reagan did in negotiating arms treaties with the Former Soviet Union – “trust, but verify”. If a company tells you that their proprietary algorithm says you need 50 lbs. of additional N, use your technology to verify.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-decisions-use-technology-verify-company-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-decisions-use-technology-verify-company-data#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Gold Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:48:00 +0000 92551 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com