In many precision ag conversations happening in farming circles today, there seems to be a sense that if farmers are not 'variable rating' some or all of their inputs, they risk being left behind. But consider this: Sometimes the decision not to do precision management on a field or zone can be the smartest precision decision a farmer could make.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
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