Encirca services from DuPont Pioneer are helping growers manage risks as they plant their 2015 crops. With corn and soybean reported plantings running ahead of average, growers are able to use Encira services to make adjustments accordingly, making better decisions about things like seed and nitrogen fertilizer. Also provided is Encirca View, which allows farmers a way to record, organize and share scouting notes.
“The warmer spring and pockets of heavy rain throughout the country are exactly the types of weather anomalies that Encirca℠ services can help growers navigate,” said Joe Foresman, director of Encirca℠ services Marketing and Product Development. “Encirca℠ services are delivered through a trusted local advisor who helps growers evaluate their planting and nutrient management plans – taking into account weather, soil types, land topography and historical trends – in order to maximize operational efficiency and grower profitability at the end of the season.”
Launched earlier this year, Encirca℠ Yield Stand helps growers tailor corn and soybean planting prescriptions to unique areas of each field, while also providing risk analysis and planting priority tools to help growers make real-time adjustments if weather or other factors interfere with spring planting. The Encirca℠ Yield Nitrogen Management Service works together with Encirca℠ Yield Stand to help growers differentially manage acres at a sub-field level or decision zone to improve productivity and control costs by applying varied rates of nitrogen fertilizer (N).
“More growers are getting first-hand experience with the value of our real-time, data-driven management services,” said Foresman. “We’ve seen strong adoption of our Encirca℠ Yield and Encirca℠ View platforms and look forward to expanding with additional services that help growers improve input management and work through production challenges in real-time, on every acre.”