Precision Ag http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Data builds confidence http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-builds-confidence <div class="field-deck"> Data-driven decisions empower farmers, will change crop production forever </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I believe many of the decisions we currently make in crop production are based on our observations from previous experiences. The more observations we have, the more confidence we have in making decisions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-builds-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-builds-confidence#comments Precision Ag Data Decisions Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:33:00 +0000 103841 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com NFMS 2016: Fertilizer application, planters, RTK, heads, cover crops and more http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/nfms-2016-fertilizer-application-planters-rtk-heads-cover-crops-and-more <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 2016 National Farm Machinery Show offered so much for farmers. From new fertilizer application to cover crop seeders, new planters and tractors to grain conditioning, and more, these are some of the products we thought you should definitely see.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/nfms-2016-fertilizer-application-planters-rtk-heads-cover-crops-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/nfms-2016-fertilizer-application-planters-rtk-heads-cover-crops-and-more#comments Corn Equipment Fertilizer Precision Ag Farm Equipment Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:49:00 +0000 103711 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Precision ag will become the fruit fly of agriculture http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/precision-ag-will-become-fruit-fly-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Precision ag’s history has been about applying existing knowledge variably within diverse landscapes. The future will be about using spatial data to create new complex agronomic knowledge that can be used in the most site-specific applications possible. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/precision-ag-will-become-fruit-fly-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/precision-ag-will-become-fruit-fly-agriculture#comments Precision Ag Data Decisions Precision Farming Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:24:00 +0000 103511 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Refocus on labor, logistics using farm software http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/refocus-labor-logistics-using-farm-software <div class="field-deck"> Tighter margins lead a Nebraska farm couple to hone management decisions using new software tools. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Nebraskans Angela and Kerry Knuth are streamlining their operation by: Using a new scenario-analysis tool to evaluate cropping options; saving costs with variable-rate prescriptions that reduce phosphorus on high-testing soils; testing a plan to rent out fields planted in cover crops for cattle grazing.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/refocus-labor-logistics-using-farm-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/refocus-labor-logistics-using-farm-software#comments Corn Issues Precision Ag Soybeans Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 11 Mar 2016 23:45:00 +0000 103391 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The Knuths, who made variable-rate phosphorus applications to build soil test levels, now are taking advantage of higher test levels to pare P rates on high-test field areas. Green areas denote the highest applications, and orange and red, the lowest.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Knuth Farms Data should guide cuts to on-farm expenses http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-should-guide-cuts-farm-expenses <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I believe that your data is the only place to look to make cost-cutting decisions. These examples about which farms to farm, necessary traits and fertilizer application use data to help farmers make choices on which expense to cut on the farm.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-should-guide-cuts-farm-expenses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-should-guide-cuts-farm-expenses#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Decisions Precision Farming Tue, 16 Feb 2016 22:43:00 +0000 103111 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Variable-rate nitrogen prescriptions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/variable-rate-nitrogen-prescriptions <div class="field-deck"> Illinois farmer finds value in nitrogen prescription tool to cope with the tough 2015 season. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After big nitrogen losses from excessive rains in 2009, Illinois farmer Corey Holmes adopted nitrogen management strategies that boosted yields 15 bushels/acre and reduced nitrogen use about 10 percent.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/variable-rate-nitrogen-prescriptions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/variable-rate-nitrogen-prescriptions#comments Fertilizer Precision Ag Precision Farming Nitrogen Sat, 13 Feb 2016 03:24:00 +0000 103061 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Ag stories: Corn production challenges, conservation programs, variable rate improvements http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-corn-production-challenges-conservation-programs-variable-rate-improvements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-corn-production-challenges-conservation-programs-variable-rate-improvements#comments Conservation Corn Precision Ag corn production Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:43:00 +0000 102961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Improve financial clarity on the farm http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/improve-financial-clarity-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/improve-financial-clarity-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/improve-financial-clarity-farm#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:24:00 +0000 102951 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <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 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/better-variable-rate-management-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/better-variable-rate-management-zones#comments Precision Ag Soil Variable Rate Application Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:27:00 +0000 102691 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <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 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/crop-management-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/crop-management-matters#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Decisions Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:19:00 +0000 102611 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com