How Variable Rate Helps Manage the Rising Cost of Fertilizer

Posted by Matt Dinse on 11/12/21 8:30 AM

Fertilizer prices are on the rise, which leaves growers seeking to better manage their input costs. When it comes to planning for 2022, you may have a ton of questions rolling in your head such as: How can I manage costs? Is soil sampling actually worth the investment? Does variable rate fertilizer really pay? 

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Topics: Precision ag, soil health, variable rate, data driven decisions, farm analytics

Farm Analytics Show Valuable Insights

Posted by Katie McWhirter on 9/16/21 9:00 AM

I was meeting with a grower who asked the question, ‘Is the direction of Premier Crop going from a prescription company to an analytics company?’ My answer was: ‘Premier Crop has always been about analytics. We are not only a company known for analytics, but what to do with the information that is received within the data, in those analytics.

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Topics: Precision ag, yield analysis, variable rate, data driven decisions, nutrient removals

Variable Rate Seeding Pays: Stretch More Bushels out of Every Acre

Posted by Matt Bowers on 9/2/21 9:15 AM

Variable rate seed prescriptions have been a topic of conversation since planter capabilities have increased and seed companies look to increase the value of their recommendations. Yet the farmgate, conversations have had a range of reactions to its success. 

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Topics: Precision ag, hybrid selection, variable rate, seed selection

Use Agronomic and Economic Data to Make Management Decisions

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 8/26/21 9:00 AM

At this time of the year, it’s easy to feel like yields are largely a function of weather - temperature and rainfall. Over the years in hundreds of grower meetings, I’ve heard that sentiment repeatedly. If you are inclined to think that way, think about this scenario. 

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Topics: Farm technology, Precision ag, soil health, group data, data driven decisions, Farm Plan

5 Surprising Things About Ag Technology

Posted by Molly Haub on 8/19/21 9:30 AM

Do you remember the 90s? I was an elementary student, probably about 7 when my parents bought our first computer. I remember listening to the dial up tone to get on the internet and play the math video games that my mom had found. I also remember the incessant pop ups that also came with 90s internet. Sometimes, that’s how I feel about precision ag these days. There are a lot of pop ups that are flashy and use all the right buzz words wanting you to ‘pick me, pick me, pick me.’ However, there are several things about precision ag that these companies often leave out of their messaging that can be surprising. 5 of those things that can often surprise people are:

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Topics: Precision ag, Ag technology, variable rate, data driven decisions

Why You Need Farm Analytics Software

Posted by Kevin Kruize on 8/5/21 9:00 AM

We can all probably think of a product, service, or brand we feel biased towards. Then 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. 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, data driven decisions, farm analytics, Farm Plan

Use farm analytics to make improvements on your operation

Posted by Kelsey Andera on 6/24/21 9:00 AM

Every grower sets goals 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. 

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Topics: data analytics, Precision ag, farm analytics, Big Data

Are High Yields More Profitable?

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 6/17/21 9:00 AM

Why do you put so much focus on driving higher yields per acre?

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Topics: Farming, Precision ag, yield analysis, farm analytics

Put Your Data To Work

Posted by Dan Frieberg on 6/3/21 9:00 AM

GPS technology has allowed growers to capture variability within a field – from yield to soils, fertility, pH, varieties, variable rate application and agronomic treatments. More than likely, you have accumulated binders full of color maps and hard drives full of files.

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Topics: Farm technology, data analytics, Precision ag, farm analytics, Big Data

Get Started Using Your Farm Data

Posted by Katie Decker on 5/20/21 9:15 AM

At Premier Crop, we say that agronomy is local. Farmers say it too, though, because we have such a vast amount of data within our system.

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

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