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Stay Informed on New Products and Technology

Stay Informed on New Products and Technology
Drew Underdahl, Precision Ag Specialist
dunderdahl@allamericancoop.com (507) 696-4693

 “On the off chance that you can’t fly then run, on the off chance that you can’t run then walk, on the off chance that you can’t walk then slither, yet whatever you do you need to guarantee that you are pushing ahead” quote by MLK, JR.

As we welcome in a new year we keep pushing ahead with new products and technology that can be integrated into our farming practices. This includes a large array of items like seed varieties, herbicides, fungicides, farming equipment, along with the technology we use to monitor crop health in-season and yield analysis to determine how the crop preformed in its particular environment. As we inquire these new products and technology, it’s important to stay informed and up to date with the requirement’s to use, operate, and how to integrate them best into your farming practices. 

One of the new updates that will be offered in the 2017 growing season that I find exciting is the new platform that Climate Field View will be offering. Climate’s new features for 2017 include Yield Analysis Tool, Advanced Variable Rate Seeding Prescriptions, and Nitrogen Monitoring by Zone. Here are some more details on these new releases by Climate. (www.climate.com )

  • Data Management allows growers and trusted advisers to view yield data that is specific to each field, hybrid, and soil type. Use interactive side-by-side maps to compare critical data layers in your field, including yield, soil maps, and population rate, so you can make better seed placement decisions based on analyzed hybrid performance for the next growing season. 
  • Advanced Variable Rate Seeding Prescriptions Optimize your seeding investment with customizable variable rate seeding prescription tools that use your stored or imported field data. The advanced scripting uses your historical field data combined with data from proprietary field testing results to provide seeding prescription options. The tool allows you to make multiple prescriptions for each field along with the ability to analyzing your input cost of seed and your potential return with current market prices.
  • Nitrogen Monitoring Tools let you stay on top of changing conditions that affect nitrogen availability in your fields. Monitor nitrogen by customizable zones, so you can spot potential shortfalls and ensure you have enough to meet your yield goals. This can be done by viewing your nitrogen status across all fields along with capabilities to analyze multiple plans for fertility, so you can pick the best option for each field.

As we approach the spring growing season fallowing low corn and bean commodity prices, budgets are tight. It’s important to remember investments in tools like Climate Field View can aid in your decision making on inputs and in-season management that can boost your overall yield and profitability. If you would like more information on Climate or other products we have to offer, please contact me or your local agronomist at All American Co-op Progressive Ag Center. 

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