Precision Ag en AFS Connect 2.0 data usage and management <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Joe Michaels, senior director, specialty business for Case IH, talks about the AFS Connect data system and how it can help farmers monitor field operations, as well as mine data for future uses and best practices. From messaging via monitor to monitoring fleets and equipment operation, the AFS Connect system helps you measure field activity so you can improve overall operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Precision Ag Data Precision Farming Fri, 22 May 2015 23:44:00 +0000 97841 at Variable-rate nitrogen program tested <div class="field-deck"> Farmers test new proprietary software-based crop and soil nitrogen management program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The two-part program includes planning tools to develop field-by-field nitrogen management strategies that reduce the chance of over-fertilization. The tool also can be used to assess current soil nitrogen levels and risk status throughout the growing season.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Fertilizer Precision Ag corn production Nitrogen Variable Rate Application Fri, 01 May 2015 21:59:00 +0000 97221 at <p>Rhett Light, with daughters Raygan (left) and Kaylin (right), sidedresses about 90% of his corn&rsquo;s N, so making the variable-rate N applications recommended by the Pioneer program was straightforward.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Rhett Light Turn agriculture data into field knowledge <div class="field-deck"> Minnesota farmer relies on clean data analysis to solve field zone issues for added profit. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Gary Wagner is a 34-year farm-data veteran who’s taken data analysis to the next level to improve his profits. He uses two to four key data layers to identify soil productivity zones and yield patterns. Scrupulous attention to data accuracy ensures meaningful data and conclusions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Data Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:24:00 +0000 97081 at <p>Longtime data wizard Gary Wagner, Crookston, Minn., always uses at least two data layers to diagnose agronomic problems. Here, he compares a yield map to &ldquo;as-applied&rdquo; data.&nbsp;</p> Photo: John Borge Data can show cost per bushel <div class="field-deck"> Which production practices are offering a return on your farm? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Imagine the power of knowing your long-term average cost per bushel by dominant soil types. Maybe you’ve mastered being profitable on lighter soil types and that is one of your strategic advantages.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Decisions Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:08:00 +0000 97001 at DIY in-field management zones <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The management zone creation tool, a step-by-step process, allows users to create zones from data including yield, soil type and crop health imagery. The zones can be modified, the rates chosen and test blocks can be added to further test plant populations or applications. All of this is done by the farmer, with a simple online tool at Then farmers just upload that prescription to their monitor in their equipment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Precision Farming Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:18:00 +0000 96931 at Adopt big data, or else <div class="field-deck"> Be an early adopter or compete against those who will accelerate farm consolidation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“You don’t have to adopt new technologies, but you have to compete against those who do,” says Moe Russell, farm management consultant. This sums up the huge advantage that Big Data provides to farmers. One expert compares Big Data profits to the launch of hybrid corn – where new technology separated winners from also-rans.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Data Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:05:00 +0000 96861 at 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="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