Precision ag is an important segment of the products and services offered to members of the Central Valley Ag cooperative in Nebraska.
Glen Franzleubbers of Oakland and Keith Byerly of Tilton attended the recent InfoAg conference in Springfield, Illinois where they stopped by the John Deere Agri Services booth.
Glen says their precision ag program at CVA is called Advanced Cropping Systems. “It includes grid soil testing, directed soil sampling, variable rate fertilizer, lime, yield mapping, yield monitor support, and also the John Deere OptiGro imagery,” said Glen.
Keith says they have been amazed at the resolution of the OptiGro imagery. “Once we really saw what the resolution was, how detailed it was, I was impressed with it enough to take it to more growers than I initially planned,” he said.
Both said that grower feedback has been very positive.
Listen to Chuck Zimmerman’s interview with Glen and Keith here: CVA Interview (5:30 min mp3)