Podcast: The future of crop scouting

Meghan GrebnerPrecision Pays Podcast, Scouting, Software, technology, Weed control

iPads are becoming a great tool for scouting fields.  Purdue Extension has recently released their Corn and Soybean Field Guide in an interactive app format.  Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension corn specialist says the app makes it easier for a farmer to diagnose problems in the field because of the in-depth resources available at their fingertips. In this Podcast we’ll … Read More

Tips for Early-Season Scouting

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Apps, Dupont Pioneer, Scouting, seed

Regular scouting and field evaluation is a wise practice this coming growing season, according to DuPont Pioneer researchers and agronomists. Mild winter temperatures may have aided the survival of overwintering pests and diseases which could impact crop yields if not discovered and controlled. Scouting fields regularly will help to identify planting issues, such as seedlings that have not emerged or … Read More Podcast: Using apps to forecast yield

Meghan GrebnerAg Leader, Fertilizer, Precision Pays Podcast, Scouting, Soil Sampling, technology, yields

What is your favorite app on your phone?  How does it make your life easier?  Advanced Ag Solutions, LLC is trying to make it easier for farmers with their recently launched Optimizer 2.0 app.  It allows users to upload GPS soil sampling data and then use that information to leverage the information they already have (and use) even further.  In … Read More

In-Season Satellite Technology Now Available

Melissa SandfortCompany Announcement, Satellite, Scouting

The latest satellite images of specific fields—combined with pertinent agronomic data—are now available to farmers and their retail partners to optimize the in-season decisions they make. The images are powered by new, exclusive technology from GEOSYS that arms retailers with the latest data to make decisions, such as determining appropriate crop protection and nutrient application, as focused and efficient as … Read More

Crop Scouting With ScoutPro

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Farm Progress Show, Scouting

Entrepreneurship is alive and well at Iowa State University. I visited with Michael Koenig at the Farm Progress Show about it. ScoutPro, a business started by 3 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students at Iowa State University will be launching their first products: ScoutPro Lite™ Soybean and ScoutPro Lite™ Corn at the 2011 Farm Progress Show on Aug 30-31 … Read More