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How Much Profit Are You Leaving Out In The Field?

To answer that question, you must look at what impacts profit. Profit = Income – Expense The equation is simple at first glance.  Dig a little deeper though and growers discover ways to improve a farm’s bottom line.  For example, yield influences both the income and expense side of the profit equation. That makes understanding [...]

Tough Times Bring Tough Decisions

Utilize common sense and new technology to your advantage. Tough economic times tends to tighten everyone's belt, and that is when farmers need to be aware of how they separate the necessary from the unnecessary. With so many products on the market today all claiming that your crop can’t do without them, it’s difficult to [...]

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 [...]

You Can’t Buy a Miracle in a Jug

One of the most common questions we hear is: “What do you think of this fertilizer? It is supposed to increase my yield by 20 bushel.” But at what cost? Looking at some of these specialty fertilizer analyses, household well water has more nutrient value.  Now, we are not saying these products do not have [...]

2019-01-14T23:20:36+00:00June 15th, 2015|Categories: Agronomic, Cover Crop, Crop Fertilizers, Precision Ag|Tags: , , |

Thriving Off Of Precision Agriculture

It isn’t a question of why would you use precision agriculture (PA) on your farm?  It’s a matter of why wouldn’t you use PA?  As Craig Koehn, Crop Quest Agronomist from Montezuma, KS sees it, utilizing precision tools can potentially save time and money on most farms. In fact, precision agriculture is becoming such a [...]

Variable Rate Seeding: Easier Than You Think

Your planter may be smarter than you think!  If you were capable of dropping seeds in the field exactly where you would like them, you could expect the plants to respond in a positive way and ultimately maximize yield in that particular spot in the field.  Variable rate seeding is a major step to reaching [...]

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 [...]

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,  there are tools out there to help take control of a situation and help alleviate some of the [...]

Utilizing Technology To Improve Yield Potential

With the high costs of crop inputs, it is vital to ensure the inputs applied are necessary and beneficial.  Yield monitor data can provide the key to determining the effectiveness and efficiency of the inputs. “Many producers have yield monitor capabilities but not all take advantage of the technology,” says Craig Koehn, Crop Quest Agronomist [...]

Does Precision Ag Pay?

“Yes is does!” exclaims Farrell Allison, Crop Quest Agronomist in the Dodge City, KS Division.  “At times, Precision Agriculture information and technology can be overwhelming but once all the pieces are together, it does pay,” he states. Allison consults on approximately 40 fields that are using some type of Precision Agriculture (PA) system. The most [...]