Farm Analytics Help Identify Problem Areas to Make Improvements

Posted by Kelsey Andera on 7/16/20 8:15 AM

Every grower has a goal for their farming operation. Seeking high yields or decreasing costs of operation are commonly cited, but ultimately what every grower wants to know is whether or not each decision is profitable. But how do we go about doing this? Since no two fields are the same, there’s an increasing need for information generated down to the sub-field level. We can’t apply the same rule of thumb across an entire operation or we’d never gain any improvement. Some of our advisors refer to this as ‘farming by the foot’ to gain a deeper understanding of each field in order to have optimal success. By studying each foot individually, using farm analytics, we have the capability to drill down and identify each limiting factor(s) per field. 

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Topics: farm analytics

How to efficiently collect data for farm analytics

Posted by Molly Haub on 7/2/20 8:15 AM

There are a lot of data points that need to be collected, verified, and entered to get a full-scope picture of your operation for analytics purposes. To collect data efficiently, it’s important to first have a good plan, keep notes as you go, collect in a timely manner, and verify that data matches what happened.

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Topics: farm analytics

What type of data should you collect for farm analytics?

Posted by Elisabeth Haager on 5/5/20 8:15 AM

Do you ever feel like you are collecting loads of data but it’s just sitting on a flash drive or in a cloud storage system doing little more than building a pretty map? Organizing and analyzing that data can seem like such a daunting task. Before you even get to organizing the data you need to figure out what data is worth collecting. With the help of a Premier Crop Advisor we help you prioritize your data and use farm analytics to make more confident decisions using your data.

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Topics: Precision ag, farm analytics

Why you should use farm analytic software?

Posted by Kevin Kruize on 4/2/20 8:15 AM

Do you get frustrated when you feel someone is biased towards a product, service, or certain brand?  Biased information can end up being very frustrating and even costly to your operation. Now think about how you make decisions on your farming operation. Do you have any bias on how different fields respond to a certain seed, fertilizer, or crop protection product? Allowing your bias to persuade field decisions can be very costly and frustrating as well. Your knowledge of your own farm is invaluable. Using farm analytics can enhance your decision making by removing or challenging the bias with objective analysis.  

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Topics: data analytics, Precision ag, farm analytics

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