Not all Nitrogen Applications are Created Equal on the Farm

Not all Nitrogen Applications are Created Equal on the Farm

VRT– Supporting More Profitable Decisions on Every Acre   For Stanley Watkins, applying Variable Rate Technology (VRT) on his farm near Donnellson, Iowa, started as an exercise in efficiency – to save fertilizer input costs resulting from over-application, as...

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Getting Ready for Spring

Getting Ready for Spring

  By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist   As the snow melts and the sloughs gradually dry up, it is time to hit you with a couple of important messages. Firstly, take extra time to ensure that whatever job you are working on is done safely! I know, you...

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Using Herbicides that Contain Residual Products Effectively

Using Herbicides that Contain Residual Products Effectively

By: Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist Over the past number of years, I have been asked to visit and observe cereal crops in the spring that have been seeded to fields treated with burn-off herbicides containing residual products such as florasulam or metsulfuron....

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Tech Tools Add Insight

Tech Tools Add Insight

The last decade farmers have adopted new technologies that allow them to map yields during harvest, develop grid maps from soil testing, log tractor and sprayer passes with GPS equipment and maybe take flyover maps with unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Putting...

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