Looking for enhanced Variable Rate Seeding Data? There’s an app for that.
DuPont Pioneer has just launched an enhanced Planting Rate Estimator tool for the 2016 planting season. The new version, which is available on Pioneer.com and in the Apple App Store®, gives growers the ability to select seeding rates across a range of yield goals and corn hybrids, while taking seed and commodity prices into account to estimate return on investment.
“As more growers incorporate variable-rate seeding (VRS), we want to make it easier to create accurate prescriptions for their fields,” said Paul Carter, DuPont Pioneer senior agronomy sciences manager. “The changes we’ve implemented make the Planting Rate Estimator an even more valuable tool for growers as they plan for the upcoming season.”
The Planting Rate Estimator allows growers to choose a yield goal in increments of 10 bushels per acre and compare and contrast hybrid performance against up to three yield targets. The hybrid yield data is collected from multiple Pioneer research centers across the Corn Belt. The tool displays the number of locations and years of testing included for an individual hybrid’s projected performance.