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Are You Managing Water Efficiently?

Being from Missouri, interning with Crop Quest in Southwest Kansas was a huge change and learning experience for me, as the agriculture industry is completely different here from what I am used to! There was one thing I was all too familiar with though; water management. During my time with the Precision Ag Team, I [...]

Why The Sudden Interest In Corn Nitrogen Models?

Risk management appears to top the list of reasons. Weather causes uncertainty, which leads to questions about nitrogen movement. Nitrogen (N) losses and nitrogen use vary with the weather. Many areas this spring were wetter than normal, so growers ask where did the nitrogen go? Do I have enough N remaining in that field to [...]

Imagery – An Ace in the Hole!

Having an Ace up your sleeve in a card game might get your arm broke, but having one in the game of risk management might just keep you from going broke.  The Ace in the game of risk management I am referring to is in-season satellite imagery.  Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) images from satellites [...]

Early Detection Is A Key Benefit Of Crop Imagery

Early detection is key - that’s what we are always told by doctors. After my summer internship with Crop Quest, one thing I learned is that early detection is key in agronomy as well. Within what seems like the blink of an eye, a small issue can go from hard to find to a yield [...]

Put Your Yield Data To Work

These days, combines are capable of much more than harvesting grain. They can read fields like a book.  Some of the most important information a combine can collect is yield data. Yield data shows everything from the most productive portions of a field to the least and every zone in between. You have all this [...]

Modes to Managing Cotton Growth

Cotton is unique to many other row crops traditionally grown in the US.  While cotton is ordinarily a perennial, it is commercially grown as an annual in the US.  With its indeterminate nature, cotton continues to produce new foliage even after it creates a seed.  Even though vegetative growth is necessary to support reproductive growth, [...]

Problems In Your Nozzles Revealed With Imagery

Ever heard the phrase “too little, too late”?  Working in agriculture today, producers can’t afford for anything to be too little, or too late.  There are too many variables leading up to harvest affecting your yields.  Luckily, tools like crop imagery can identify nozzle issues and alleviate some of the unknowns. A problem that we are currently [...]