What is the right time and the right amount of nitrogen to put on your field? Now growers can have a better answer with the Nitrogen Advisor, a part of Iteris’ ClearAg platform. To learn more, Chuck Zimmerman caught up with Iteris’ Jeff Kaiser who kicked off his remarks by noting that ClearAg is a data analytics platform that the company continuously improves so the platform remains compelling for both farmers and their agronomic advisors.
During the InfoAg conference in St. Louis last week Kaiser said his company was really focused on speaking with attendees about the tools they’ve added to their Nitrogen Advisor. The tools, said Kaiser, enable growers and their advisors to really look at not so much what rate of nitrogen you should put on but maybe is your crop nitrogen deficient? And when does that happen?
“So two of the compelling questions our ClearAG Platform addresses is what’s happening and where’s it happening at, and when can you do something about it? So that nitrogen tool helps farmers have a great conversation with their ag service providers,” said Kaiser who stressed that while nitrogen is an important tool for growers, there is an environmental impact of applying the input and the tool helps ensure that the application is at the right time for the crop while having the least environmental impact.
How is this achieved? Kaiser responded, “One thing we do is have the farmer input when he puts on his fertilizer applications, but we also look at the previous crop, soil conditions in the field, as well as the amount of rain and the temperature of the soil and temperature of the air, to ultimately provide nitrogen management recommendations.”
To learn more about the Nitrogen Advisor component of in the ClearAg Platform, listen to Chuck’s interview with Jeff here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/infoag-16-iteris-kaiser.mp3″ text=”Interview with Jeff Kaiser, Iteris”]