Using Data for Hybrid and Variety Seed Selection

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 12/23/20 10:15 AM

"Part of the value of what they get in the Premier Crop program is being able to see beyond their own operations. A lot of times, hybrid and variety is the very first thing they look for."

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Topics: Farm technology, data analytics, Precision ag, Ag technology, hybrid selection, group data, benchmarking, data driven decisions, seed selection, yield efficiency, farm analytics, Farm Plan

Three ways to Use Data to Be More Profitable

Posted by Katie McWhirter on 12/1/20 10:30 AM

If I asked you if you had a budget, you would most likely tell me you did. If I asked you where you could skim your budget in order to save more for your child’s education, a new truck or a vacation, you most likely wouldn’t know where to start. I know I wouldn’t!

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Topics: data analytics, Precision ag, yield analysis, data driven decisions, yield efficiency, farm finance, nutrient removals

How Technology has changed Agriculture

Posted by Brenton Rossman on 6/11/20 10:15 AM
A legacy for generations in the Rossman Family

There are no right or wrong answers to the title of this blog, How Technology has changed agriculture, instead there are too many to write about. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier and our work more efficient.  Depending on your age (generation) your answers to this question will differ.  I decided to ask my dad and grandpa what technologies have had the most impact on their farming careers.  

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Topics: Ag technology, data driven decisions

Measure financial impacts of agronomic decisions

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 3/27/20 8:15 AM

In farming and a pandemic – having the right denominator matters

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Topics: data driven decisions, seed selection, yield efficiency

Use Data to Drive Cuts

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 1/28/20 8:05 AM

Where to cut expense in tough times! Row crop agriculture now faces that question. Big company solutions to this dilemma are already resulting in massive layoffs or job cuts.

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Topics: data driven decisions

Use multiple layers of data to make an informed crop decision

Posted by Sarah Windhorst on 1/14/20 9:45 AM

With Christmas fresh in the rear-view, I’m reflecting on the gifts I gave and whether or not they were the ‘right’ gift for each person. What quantifies a good gift in my mind is not at all what quantifies a good gift to my husband. I’ve learned I need to ‘speak his language’ if I want to choose something that really sparks joy for him. The funny part?  The gift itself doesn’t matter to him! What matters to him is that the gift is well-researched and that it’s the choice the research says was best among similar options. This year, my husband got a new angle grinder power tool. The angle grinder could’ve cost $80 or $400, he doesn’t care—so long as he hears these words: “I spent endless hours looking for the best angle grinder and based on multiple sources of research, this is THE angle grinder to beat all angle grinders.” 

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Topics: data driven decisions

Data Leads to Input Decisions

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 12/17/19 8:15 AM

Sometimes life events leave a mark for generations. The Great Depression created generations of frugal farm family survivors. Feeding a family was a challenge – holding on to a farm was almost impossible for many. The "frugal stamp" wasn't just left on the parents but their children and many times passed on to another generation.

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Topics: data driven decisions

Give Your Data Purpose with a Yield Efficiency Score

Posted by Molly Haub on 9/26/19 8:15 AM

As you are gearing up for harvest, there is a nervous excitement. You are about to get your final grade for 2019. How did you do? Did you make money? Did your decisions for the year pay off? These questions may give you pause, how do you measure such a thing? Is it the check that comes in the mail from the elevator? Is it the number that comes across the combine monitor? Is it, if your harvest map is green instead of red? 

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Topics: Precision ag, data driven decisions, yield efficiency

Measuring Yield Efficiency Using a Visualization Platform

Posted by Darren Fehr on 8/29/19 9:30 AM

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Data Visualization platform, part of our three-tier technology strategy. This new platform allows growers to gain key insights that give them the ability to make informed decisions based off economics, seed, crop protection, fertility, operations and management.

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Topics: data analytics, benchmarking, data driven decisions, economics, data visualization

Every Acre Is Unique

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 7/30/19 8:15 AM

Foundations of agronomy and geography are the starting place for data-driven decisions. 

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Topics: data driven decisions

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Premier Crop Systems, based out of Des Moines, IA, started in 1999 to deliver better agronomic decisions through data analysis that lead to higher yields, increased profits and more sustainable practices for customers. 

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