Precision Ag: Understand What is Profit Limiting

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 5/14/19 4:24 PM

Dan Frieberg talks about the Silver Bullet of precision ag and how there is no "Silver bullet". The point is the "Silver Bullet" for growers changes within every part of every field and can change every year. Watch now...

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Topics: Precision ag

Paving the Way to Easy Data Transfer

Posted by Mark Stelford on 4/30/19 8:13 AM

I have had the privilege of being in the “Precision Ag business” for over 20 years now. A lot has changed since I started, but some fundamental issues still plague our ability to make it easier for users to leverage the various technologies that are available: having systems “talk to each other” technically referred to as “interoperability” is a key challenge. This issue is apparent from a recent survey conducted by AgGateway, a non-profit industry consortium that is focused on promoting and enabling the industry’s transition to digital agriculture with a goal of maximizing efficiency and productivity (www.aggateway.org). As an industry our goal is to make these technologies relevant to a large cross section of growers, so in the future we don’t refer to “Precision Agriculture” instead we just say “this is how you do Agriculture.”

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Topics: Precision ag, data driven decisions

Are you applying the right rates?

Posted by Sarah Windhorst on 4/9/19 3:55 PM

In 2005, Premier Crop trademarked a unique idea that has become a common practice with our customers. A trademark called Learning Blocks™. If you’ve conceded to the idea that your fields aren’t the same from fence line to fence line and you’re already managing your fields in zones, you’re ahead of the pack. But, are you checking your work? How do you confirm you are choosing the right rates for the zones in your variable rate planting or nutrient prescription?  Do you just trust that the prescription is right?

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Topics: Farm technology, Precision ag, management zones, trials, learning blocks

THREE Ways to Determine Field Profitability Using Your Technology {Pt. 3}

Posted by Molly Haub on 4/2/19 8:04 AM

This is a three part series focusing on ways to determine your field profitability using your technology. We will post the series over the course of two months. If you don't want to wait, you can get the full series here.

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Topics: Farm technology, data analytics, Precision ag, Ag technology, management zones, cost per bushel, learning blocks

THREE Ways to Determine Field Profitability Using Your Technology {Pt. 2}

Posted by Molly Haub on 3/19/19 8:07 AM

This is a three part series focusing on ways to determine your field profitability using your technology. We will post the series over the course of two months. If you don't want to wait, you can get the full series here.

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Topics: Farm technology, data analytics, Precision ag, Ag technology, management zones, cost per bushel, learning blocks

THREE Ways to Determine Field Profitability Using Your Technology {Pt. 1}

Posted by Molly Haub on 3/5/19 8:04 AM

This is a three part series focusing on ways to determine your field profitability using your technology. We will post the series over the course of two months. If you don't want to wait, you can get the full series here.

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Topics: Farm technology, data analytics, Precision ag, Ag technology, management zones, cost per bushel, learning blocks

Can “Unhealthy” Soils Consistently Produce Exceptional Yields?

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 2/25/19 9:37 AM

In the early 1970s, I was fortunate to work for a farming operation that was serious about soil conservation. Serving on State Soil Conservation boards, building terraces, implementing no-till, when planters and weed control options were crude by today’s standards – they were soil stewards. Because of their mentorship, I’ve always taken soil conservation seriously.

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Topics: data analytics, Precision ag, yield analysis, soil health

AgProfessional Podcast Featuring Premier Crop's Molly Haub

Posted by Molly Haub on 2/14/19 3:04 PM

Molly Haub, @molly_barnhart,  of Premier Crop Systems talks about how growers can use their technology to work for them by putting numbers along side their data so you can get the best ROI. 

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Topics: Farm technology, Precision ag, Ag technology, cost per bushel

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

Why You Should Test Products on Your Own Farm

Posted by Sarah Windhorst on 1/24/19 12:04 PM

Why should you test products on your own farm? Your farm is unique and you have the equipment capabilities and data to conduct those trials. With little risk, you can have a more robust dataset than many companies.  I’ll explain…

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Topics: Enhanced learning blocks, data analytics, Precision ag, crop protection, management zones, trials

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