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

Yield Advantage with Optimum AQUAmax Products

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, yields

New Pioneer brand Optimum® AQUAmax™ products from DuPont Pioneer demonstrated a significant yield advantage in the second year of on-farm evaluations in North America during unprecedented drought conditions. On more than 4,000 side-by-side comparisons with competitive products, preliminary 2012 yield data from Pioneer shows an advantage of more than 8 percent with Optimum AQUAmax products in water-limited environments and almost … Read More

Monsanto FieldScripts Featured at FPS

Cindy ZimmermanFarm Progress Show, Monsanto, Video, yields

Monsanto’s new FieldScripts service, the first from their Integrated Farming Systems, is changing the company’s pipeline and testing programs. During a media visit at the Monsanto Huxley, IA location on Farm Progress Show eve, we learned more about this from Tracy Klingaman. In the video below you’ll see him talking in front of one of their field trial plots. Here’s … Read More

GROWMARK Pleased with Pursuit of Maximum Yields

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, FS Green Plan Solution, Growmark, yields

Executives of the GROWMARK system are very pleased with response to the FS Green Plan Solutions program to help growers discover new methods that will help them attain maximum yields. GROWMARK CEO Jeff Solberg (left) and Vice President of Agronomy Jim Spradlin both attended the Pursuit of Maximum Yields (POMY) grower event last week in Collinsville, Illinois. Solberg says the … Read More

Market to Market Host at FS Grower Event

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Events, FS Green Plan Solution, yields

A familiar face to Iowa growers was the host for the Pursuit of Maximum Yields event organized by FS Green Plan Solutions Thursday in Bettendorf, Iowa. Mark Pearson is long-time host of the Iowa Public Television program “Market to Market”, as well as being a farmer himself, and he was thrilled to be part of the event and excited about … Read More

Maximum Yield Insight from Lowell Catlett

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, FS Green Plan Solution, Growmark, yields

Over 250 growers from around Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and even Canada learned more about the Pursuit of Maximum Yields from an event organized by FS Green Plan Solutions in Bettendorf, Iowa Thursday. Because the whole concept of pursuing maximum yields is based on the population growth expected in the future, it was fitting that New Mexico State University economist and … Read More

USDA Could Use Some Precision Adoption

Cindy ZimmermanGPS, USDA, Variable rate, yields

The latest report from USDA’s Economic Research Service on “Recent Adoption of Precision Agriculture” is about five years behind the times. The report heralds that agriculture is “On the Doorstep of the Information Age” – using mostly information from 2005-06. According to the report, “recent data from the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) show that use of yield monitors, often … Read More

Precision Agriculture Applications for California Growers

Melissa SandfortData Collection, Regulation, technology, yields

Pitney Bowes Business Insight announced that Britz-Simplot LLC, the largest, full-service agricultural retailer and wholesaler of fertilizers, seed and other applications in California, is leveraging Pitney Bowes Business Insight’s mapping and location intelligence technology to strengthen its precision agriculture business. As growers face increasing industry challenges, such as budget constraints, environmental concerns and compliance regulations, Britz-Simplot turned to Pitney Bowes … Read More

Maximizing Corn and Soybean Yields

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, Events, Farmers, Fertilizer, Growmark, yields

Precision agriculture means more than just the use of equipment and technology to save time and money, it also means the “application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variability associated with all aspects of agricultural production for the purpose of improving crop performance and environmental quality.” At the recent GROWMARK FS Green Plan Solutions “In Pursuit … Read More