Precision ag and environmental sustainability have always been inextricably linked, according to Dr. Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University.Read More
The proliferation of precision ag practices across North America is pushing more and more growers to begin soil testing – and those who already are, to ramp up their efforts. A common question they encounter: Which is better, grid sampling or zone? Our experts outline the pros and cons of each... and uncover some surprising middle ground along the way.Read More
Ready to get into the zone? First, let's take a clear look at the difference between soil sampling by grid vs by zone. Grid management is built around soil test data. A field is divided into, say, 5-acre squares and a soil sample is taken from the centre of each.Read More
It turns out, soil sampling is gaining popularity. According to Clint Nester, an agronomist with Nester Ag, which manages over 150,000 acres in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, the proliferation of precision ag will lead to growth in zone sampling going forward.Read More
FARMING WITHOUT GOOD YIELD DATA IS LIKE GOING TO SCHOOL WITHOUT GETTING A REPORT CARD.
“Yield data is one of the most important pieces of data we need to make decisions,” says Jordan Wallace, co-owner of GPS Ontario and Trimble Reseller. “I can use all these different materials or solutions but if I don’t know what my report card says at the end of the year, you can’t use the information to make decisions.”Read More
IS YIELD DATA USELESS IF YOUR EQUIPMENT ISN’T PROPERLY CALIBRATED?
This is a common myth, but surely there’s always a bit of truth underlying every popular myth.Read More
Thanks to great advances in precision ag technology, we now understand that crops grow in a five-dimensional sea of variability – up, down, right, left... plus time and economics.Read More
Step 1: Pre-Harvest
Any effort you spend prior to harvest making sure your system is working well will be worth it.
First, make sure sensors, cables and GPS receivers are all up and running. In addition, make sure you’ve done any recent updates required for your yield monitoring system.Read More