Remove the Guessing and Make Data Driven Decisions

Posted by Laura Kelley on 2/12/19 8:15 AM

As farmers face another year with challenging markets and high inputs, we as agronomic advisors continue to work with our clients in order to find where we can remove some of the guessing when it comes to the decision-making process of planning another season. It comes as no surprise to anyone that is involved in Agriculture that many areas saw higher than normal precipitation in 2018.

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Topics: data analytics, Precision ag, Farming, management zones, Ag technology, cost per bushel

Compare Apple to Apples

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 11/26/18 4:03 PM

You are likely asked for next years seed order many times before harvest even begins. In that case, one of the first decisions you probably will make using your yield data is which numbers to plant the following year.

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Topics: Farming

Compare Real Benchmarks

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 11/26/18 4:01 PM

Telling customers they are underperforming never seemed like a great business model to me. Benchmarking can have that exact effect – 60% aren’t performing well if you remember teachers grading on the curve back in school. Those at the top of the curve might enjoy the satisfaction of knowing they are the stars, but how do you gently push the below-average customers to step up their game?

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Topics: Farming

Are High Yields More Profitable?

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 11/21/18 2:37 PM

Do you ever consider why there is so much focus on producing ever higher yields per acre? What's your reason why you focus on yields? Is it a feeling of social responsibility to help feed the world? Is it from a sense of pride? Winning a contest? Are you wired to achieve – a constant quest to do better? Is it a leftover from your school days or parenting - always wanting to have a great report card?

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Topics: Farming

Compare Real Benchmarks

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 11/21/18 1:55 PM

Telling your customers they are under-performing never seemed like a great business model to me. Benchmarking can have that exact effect – 60% aren't performing well if you remember teachers grading on the curve back in school. Those at the top might enjoy the satisfaction of knowing they are the starts but how do you gently push the below average customers to step up their game?

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Topics: Farming

Build Your Nutrient Data

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 11/21/18 1:17 PM

In case you haven't heard, there's a target on your back! Our modern crop production system is on a collision course with the non-farming public who are becoming more removed from farming with each generation. Many outside of agriculture, including regulators, associate high-yield crop production with being environmentally reckless.

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Topics: Farming

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