DuPont Pioneer announced the released of their Encirca Yield Nitrogen app last week at the 2016 Commodity Classic. This new mobile app allows growers to track their fields’ nitrogen levels from a smartphone or tablet.
“Encirca℠ services continues to offer new tools and services to increase grower productivity and sustainability,” said Eric Boeck, DuPont Pioneer Marketing director, Encirca℠ services. “This mobile app is just the most recent example of that innovation and a clear reason the demand for Encirca℠ services continues to rise.”
With the new mobile app, growers can match nitrogen application rates to variations in productivity that naturally exist within fields, adapt to the impact of ever-changing weather conditions, and be confident in their nitrogen investment. The application provides daily field-by-field weather updates that include crop growth stage, precipitation, temperature and growing degree units. It also gives growers a tool to take geo-location-tagged crop notes that they may reference later or share with their Encirca℠ certified services agent and anyone else they choose.
“Growers can monitor the impact of every weather event, record crop observations, and even have the app follow them to display nitrogen status as they move through the various Decision Zones in their fields,” said Travis Kriegshauser, DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Services manager, Encirca℠ services.
Pioneer’s on-farm trials showed 77 percent of growers saw profitable results with the use of Encirca versus their traditional practices. Winning trials averaged a 6 bushel per acre increase paired with a 5 pound decrease in nitrogen use, creating a $30 per acre return-on-investment.