DuPont Pioneer has announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with eight Midwestern land-grant universities through their respective soil nutrition management experts to help growers more sustainably maximize crop yields.
This collaboration will pull together expertise in different soil nutrition areas and generate field data to improve crop models used to enhance more efficient production practices. Each university will be able to significantly expand its field data collection and analysis.
The universities involved in this effort are Iowa State University, North Dakota State University, Purdue University, the University of Illinois-Urbana, the University of Minnesota, the University of Missouri, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Results of data collection and research from this collaboration offer opportunities to improve crop nitrogen management, both in pre-plant and in-season fertilizer applications. This advanced solution will significantly narrow the nitrogen profit loss gap by giving farmers a new ability to plan, monitor and adapt nitrogen management practices to maximize profitability and improve environmental quality in the face of climatic uncertainty.
The field data generated through this collaboration will enhance on-farm nitrogen management for farmers, as well as EncircaSM services, the new whole-farm decision solutions offering from Pioneer.
Chuck spoke with Dupont Pioneer’s Joe Foresman at the recent Corn Utilization Technology Conference about Encirca. “This summer we are rolling out Encirca Yield. We are going to be featuring nitrogen and seed management in this offering.
“With Encirca, we are going to provide tailored, brand neutral whole-farm solutions with an advisor for farmers. This will allow us to move away from just the maps to actually developing new management zones in the field.”
The information platform, Encirca View, was announced at this year’s Commodity Classic. It is a crop observation tool that a farmer can download from the Apple Store or Android Marketplace.
Listen to Chuck’s complete interview with Joe and learn more about Encirca here: [wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/ncga/cutc-14-foresman.mp3″ text=”Interview with Joe Foresman”]