In addition to traditional crop input decisions, Crop Quest customers utilize their consultant to help make extensive crop planning decisions centered around technology and biotechnology tools. The growth in the collection and use of data is changing the way decisions are made on the farm. With all these advancements, Crop Quest is growing right along with them.
We continue to add services that effectively shift the consulting focus from making day to day recommendations on a particular crop in the field to consulting on the field that happens to be planted to a specific crop, and developing that acreage to return the highest profit for our customers.
This doesn’t sound that earth shattering, but it is a fundamental change. All the decisions that need to be made on a field to grow a crop are intertwined. The seed alone, with its specific traits, determines the management practices for weed, insect and disease control. Soil conditions determine the productivity of the ground, and the need for specific nutrients and soil amendments. The management of water, and protecting this finite resource has become a huge priority. Historical yield data, EM data, or NDVI imagery can determine productivity zones of the field. All this information combined allows for specific zones to be treated differently within fields or across a farm.
Crop Quest helps plan an entire strategy to place crop inputs where they will give the best return. Crop planning services – in addition to crop input recommendations enhance the overall value of the services by increasing profits and yields while controlling overall costs.
The traditional crop scout is a thing of the past. You can bet that we still walk fields very intensively, but farmers have never paid us for the number of miles we walk. Your Crop Quest Consultant is there to help make the best decisions for your operation based on field observations, knowledge and experience, combined with farm-specific and field specific data layers. The data that we have at our disposal today, and the tools we use to put that data into an actionable recommendation is paying great dividends to our customers. There is no better source around where you will receive a comprehensive strategy to make the right decisions on your farm. Your Crop Quest Consultant is your full-service Agronomy Manager. We make sense of the complex world of production agriculture.
If you are not utilizing your consultant to help you better manage all your acreage, call your local Crop Quest Agronomist to find out how we can tailor our services to your entire operation.