What I Learned from the 2019 Crop Year

What I Learned from the 2019 Crop Year

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist Now is the time to reflect on the season that just wrapped up and try and take some lessons from what we did and what happened.  Here are a few observations that I made. Planting Planting wheat early, followed by three weeks...
Re-evaluating Zone Sampling

Re-evaluating Zone Sampling

By Ben Johnson, Farmers Edge Digital Ag Lead A lot has changed since I wrote this article on sensor-based soil sampling 2 1/2 years ago. First, I acknowledged that sensor-based soil testing is quite a way off from being widely adopted. Taking physical soil samples are...
‘Datify’ Your Decisions with Benchmarking

‘Datify’ Your Decisions with Benchmarking

By Shane Thomas, Global Digital Ag Lead October signals two things for farmers: Analyzing the past year’s harvest and planning for next year’s seeding. As we get later into harvest and finishing harvest, it presents an excellent time for reflection on what worked or...
7 Tips to Avoid Soil Compaction During Harvest

7 Tips to Avoid Soil Compaction During Harvest

By Thom Weir, Senior Precision Agronomist With farmers anxious to get the remaining crops in the bins – regardless of field conditions, there will be hundreds of combines heading to the fields over the next couple of weeks. This opens us up to a couple of soil...
Predicting the Future, Today with Yield Prediction

Predicting the Future, Today with Yield Prediction

By: Scott Speck, Regional Digital Ag Lead  Have you ever wished you knew the outcome of a car race as it was happening? As the driver, how would knowing what was coming up ahead halfway through the race change your decisions throughout the race? As harvest begins,...