At Progressive Ag Center, LLC, our GrowMor program is only the beginning of our precision ag program. We also have the equipment, people, and know-how to put precision ag to work on your farm. We know that a successful precision ag program requires service and knowledge to allow our growers to make the most out of their farms.
Progressive Ag Center has a full line of floater and row-crop application equipment to apply products to your farm. With these machines, we can apply fertilizer, lime, and other products using variable-rate technology. By making the commitment to continually expand and upgrade our application equipment, we can bring the latest application technology to your farms and meet the increasing demand for custom application. All Progressive Ag Center agronomy locations have numerous pieces of equipment that are capable of variable-rate applications to achieve your precision ag goals.
We believe that in order to provide exceptional support, you need to have the right people. Progressive Ag Center has made this commitment to excellence by hiring dedicated staff to deliver first-rate service to our customers. Our sales agronomists and support staff are all trained in the products and programs that help them develop a precision ag program that fits you and your farms. Our custom applicators are professional, trained people that make sure the products are applied correctly to each field.
Yield Mapping – We have been yield mapping for customers for several years and continue to do more each year. Once your yield maps are made, our sales agronomists are happy to review them with you. Also, the maps serve as a valuable resource to help make alterations to your future farm plans to meet the opportunities and challenges in your field. After processing the yield data, we store it and all previous years data on our own secure “cloud” base data storage. By doing this, we have the ability to use it to create management zones for fertilizing or variable rate planting on your farm. Another benefit is piece of mind that your data is securely stored and accessible to you anytime. If you have yield data you need processed, please give us a call, we’d be glad to help you out.
Plant tissue sampling – This is an excellent way to see how your fertility program is working. The NutriSolutions Tissue Analysis, which includes a full spectrum of plant nutrient testing, gives you a full report card of your plant’s nutrient health. All samples are tagged with GPS coordinates, allowing for follow-up testing at that exact location if needed.
Nitrate Sampling – This is an important tool we can use to monitor the status of applied nitrogen in corn. Every year, we can use nitrate sampling to make sure there is enough nitrogen to sustain your corn throughout the growing season. For growers that use a planned side-dress application of nitrogen, nitrate sampling helps us create a recommendation that is economically and environmentally responsible. Also, if the nitrate samples indicate that a supplemental application of N is necessary to maximize production and profits, we have the row crop application equipment capable of spreading a top-dress application.
R7 and Climate Pro – These are a few example of other programs we use to provide insight to help make the best recommendations for your farms. R7 helps nail-down proper hybrid placement to match the soils in your field, as well as providing in-season imagery to use for scouting and production decisions. Climate Pro is a weather-based modeling program that gives awareness to nutrient and crop health status that allows for production decisions that occur throughout the year. We are continually evaluating, testing, and utilizing new programs that we believe can bring more value to your farm.