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Precision Agronomy Farm Data

The Value of Tracking Herbicide Usage on the Farm

As we move into summer, farmers are juggling many tasks, including scouting and applying pesticide to emerging crops. Half the battle is keeping track of all the information about what's being applied where, and at what cost; the other half is managing the logistics. Factor in equipment readiness, weather conditions and labour...and now things really get interesting.

It can be tempting to throw details out the window and focus on the job at hand. But before that happens, take a few minutes to find out why the time you put in to capture and track herbicide usage is guaranteed to pay off.

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Harness the Power of Crop Health Imagery

Wouldn't it be great if farmers could have an 'eye in the sky' that would monitor the health of their crops throughout the growing season? If everything looks good, they can enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that their chance of hitting the year's yield goals is promising. If problems are revealed, they have a chance to work with their trusted advisors to act fast — knowing exactly where to investigate gives quick, cost-effective remedies great odds.

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Use Weather Data to Make Smart In-Season Decisions

We all know you can’t fight Mother Nature. But with the right weather and precipitation data flowing directly into your farm management software, maybe you don’t have to.

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Yield Data 101

FIRST, WHAT IS YIELD DATA?

Yield monitoring equipment was introduced in the early 1990s and is increasingly considered a conventional practice in modern agriculture. The pioneers of precision agriculture already have several years of yield history and have examined different ways of interpreting and processing these data.

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Precision Agronomy Sustainability

True Precision Ag: Economic and Environmental Win-Win

Precision ag and environmental sustainability have always been inextricably linked, according to Dr. Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University.

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How to Maximize the Value of Yield Data: 2-Part Series

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.”

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How to Maximize the Value of Yield Data: Part 2 Explores Common Questions on Calibration

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.

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Precision Agronomy Farm Data

Calibration Made Simple in 3 Easy Steps!

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.

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Precision Agronomy Sustainability Farm Data

Welcome to the Precision Management Mindset

Let the sun shine on your farm's bottom line!

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