Precision Ag http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Turn agriculture data into field knowledge http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/turn-agriculture-data-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/turn-agriculture-data-field-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/turn-agriculture-data-field-knowledge#comments Precision Ag Data Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:24:00 +0000 97081 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <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 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Decisions Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:08:00 +0000 97001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com DIY in-field management zones http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-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 FARMServer.com. Then farmers just upload that prescription to their monitor in their equipment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Precision Farming Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:18:00 +0000 96931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Adopt big data, or else http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/adopt-big-data-or-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/adopt-big-data-or-else#comments Precision Ag Data Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:05:00 +0000 96861 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers experiment, build data with variable-rate crop management tools http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/farmers-experiment-build-data-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/farmers-experiment-build-data-variable-rate-crop-management-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/farmers-experiment-build-data-variable-rate-crop-management-tools#comments Precision Ag Variable Rate Application Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:08:00 +0000 96641 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <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 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/dig-deeper-data-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/dig-deeper-data-analyze-sidedress-nitrogen-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/dig-deeper-data-analyze-sidedress-nitrogen-applications#comments Fertilizer Precision Ag Data Decisions Precision Farming Nitrogen Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:36:00 +0000 96581 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmlogs Advantage: Digital tools for precision ag http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/farmlogs-advantage-digital-tools-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/farmlogs-advantage-digital-tools-precision-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/farmlogs-advantage-digital-tools-precision-ag#comments Precision Ag Precision Farming Electronics and digital equipment Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:01:00 +0000 96521 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com National Farm Machinery Show 2015 roundup, part 2 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/national-farm-machinery-show-2015-roundup-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/national-farm-machinery-show-2015-roundup-part-2#comments Equipment Precision Ag Equipment & Supplies Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:58:00 +0000 96001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Variable-rate seeding success http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/variable-rate-seeding-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/variable-rate-seeding-success#comments Precision Ag Precision Farming Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:40:00 +0000 95971 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Dig deep into data to get more yield http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/dig-deep-data-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="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/dig-deep-data-get-more-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/dig-deep-data-get-more-yield#comments Precision Ag Data Decisions Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:16:00 +0000 95651 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com