Use Response-To Fungicide Scores to Make Data-Based Decisions
    Nov 16, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Whether selecting which hybrids to plant or determining which fields to spray with fungicide, use response-to fungicide (RTF) scores to help inform your decisions. RTF scores can help you make tailored, hybrid-specific choices based on years of reliable yield data. The Value...
    3 Ways Data Can Help Shape Hybrid Decisions
    Nov 01, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Making good seed decisions starts with leveraging reliable, quality data. Ideally, this means fusing national data with highly localized data from your region or your farm specifically. Employ these three data-driven strategies to help ensure you are using the most relevant...
    The Latest Innovation in Soybean Seed Treatments
    Oct 20, 2022 | Answer Plot
    How much time and thought do you put into your seed treatment decisions? If you’re like many growers, probably not too much. Seed treatments are critical for starting your soybean season off successfully. If you have a healthy root system in June, you have the opportunity to...
    Get a Grip on Crop Protection
    Oct 12, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Choose adjuvants with research numbers that matter more than ever before. When choosing adjuvants, how do you know they’ll do the job? The description on the jug? Snazzy marketing? A convincing sales pitch? What about data? In 2023, we may be faced with continued supply...
    5 Key Considerations For 2023 Seed Selection
    Oct 10, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As you harvest this year’s crop, it’s time to start thinking about the next. Seed selection is one of the largest and most important decisions you make each season so it’s important to prioritize objective data and attributes over flashy marketing and slick sales pitches. Here...
    Tips For Managing Drought-Stressed Fields
    Jun 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    You can purchase the right equipment, seed and inputs to set your season up for success, but you can’t control the weather. Navigating the challenges of Mother Nature is one of the trickiest parts of farming. This is especially true when it comes to managing crops through...
    5 Ways to Find Success With Fungicides
    Jun 16, 2022 | Answer Plot
    It’s time to bust the myth once and for all that fungicides aren’t worth investing in. Research has continually shown yield advantages when a fungicide application is made. In fact, our Answer Plot ® trials have consistently shown an average of more than 10 bushel per acre...
    6 Disease Management Tips for Corn and Soybeans
    Jun 15, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Diseases may already be showing up in your corn and soybean fields, so it’s a good time to be scouting your fields for early signs of trouble. With plenty of the season still left, your crop will benefit from a proactive approach to disease management. Here are six tips to...
    Maximize Plant Health at Key Growth Stages
    May 26, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Plant health is a lofty term that gets tossed around a lot in agronomic conversations. However, when you have a clear definition and actionable strategies, maximizing plant health becomes a very real and important way to help your crop reach closer to their genetic potential...
    Take Action Against Thrips in Cotton
    May 26, 2022 | Answer Plot
    During the hustle and bustle of planting season, it’s easy to overlook early-season pests that could cause season-long damage to your cotton crop. Thrips, in particular, require proactive management that starts at planting. Follow these actionable tips to protect your crop’s...
    4 Adjuvant Classes Proven to Help Improve Weed Control
    May 19, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Supply chain issues continue to disrupt the ag industry, making it imperative to use resources efficiently and effectively this season. In many cases, there may not be enough herbicide supply available to fix mistakes or problems that arise during spray applications. Adding...
    Prevent and Control Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
    May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
    If you find your herbicides aren’t performing as well as they used to, you may be battling herbicide-resistant weeds. Once you have resistant weeds, it becomes much more challenging and costly to keep fields clean. With a diversified weed control program, you can level up your...
    Monitoring and Managing White Mold in Canola
    May 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
    It would be nice if we could just sit back and enjoy the view when canola reaches its most photogenic stage, but unfortunately, white mold can seriously impact your crop before it blooms when the conditions are right. Therefore, it’s crucial to monitor the conditions and...
    Keep Close Tabs on Cotton Management
    May 06, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Cotton growers know that, even under ideal conditions, cotton requires intense monitoring and management throughout the season. Here are some tips to help guide in-season decisions. Control insects Last season, high thrip and plant bug activity challenged growers. Cotton seed...
    Crunch Our Numbers, Then Crush Your Harvest
    Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Making Sense of the Biologicals Market
    Apr 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
    The biologicals product category has grown exponentially in the past few years. What was once focused on specialty crops and other niche markets is now moving into row crops. That said, the market is still relatively young, leaving plenty of room for confusion and skepticism...
    3 Ways to Gin Up Your Cotton Management
    Apr 27, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As a cotton farmer, some of your biggest purchasing decisions for the upcoming season have already been made. While many variables go into the final variety selection ultimately, you have selected the genetics that will best meet your yield goals and the fiber quality that...
    Fine-Tune Your Soil Fertility Plan
    Apr 18, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Just like us, crops need a well-balanced diet to optimize productivity. When just one essential nutrient is insufficient, the plant can’t carry out metabolic functions as efficiently, which could negatively impact the crop. If you’re looking for ways to fine-tune your...
    4 Ways to Upgrade Your Early-Season Spray Program
    Apr 11, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Once your burndown application is complete and fields are ready for planting, it’s hard to think about anything but getting seeds in the ground. For adequate weed management , however, planting must be balanced with a strategic herbicide program to ensure effective weed...
    The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?
    Apr 04, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Did you know that an effective seed treatment helps your crop establish a more even stand? That benefit alone offers season-long advantages. Of course, seed treatments can also help protect against early-season insect and disease pressure and promote vigorous emergence. Don’t...
    Answer Plot Research Lends Insight Into Ideal Canola Populations
    Apr 02, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Every growing season, we focus on several aspects of the WinField ® United R7 ® high yield management research at our Answer Plot ® locations. When it comes to our canola trials, one area that continues to receive a lot of attention is response-to population (RTP). Namely...
    New European Variety Highlights CROPLAN Spring Wheat Portfolio
    Apr 01, 2022 | Answer Plot
    In our ongoing quest to bring the best wheat varieties to market, WinField ® United and CROPLAN ® brand seed have developed relationships with several of the industry’s top genetic suppliers. And just like the professional sports teams that scout for international talent, we...
    CROPLAN® Portfolio Now Includes COAXIUM® Hard Red Spring Wheat
    Mar 31, 2022 | Answer Plot
    CROPLAN ® has added a new spring wheat variety to its lineup . CP3201AX CoAXium ® hard red spring is now available in limited quantities for spring seeding. This variety is part of the CoAXium Wheat Production System , which provides a new tool for weed control by combining...
    5 Strategies for Effective Grass Weed Control
    Mar 29, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Broadleaf weeds like Palmer amaranth, lambsquarters and ragweed often get a lot of attention from growers in the South but managing grass weeds is equally critical for maintaining yield potential. Compared to broadleaf weed management, there can be some additional challenges...
    Manage Risk and Improve Yield Potential With Impact Rx
    Mar 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Fungicide applications may not be at the top of your priority list but, according to our Answer Plot ® data, they should be. Across varying locations and conditions, trials have consistently shown an average of more than 10 bushel per acre increases in corn yields when a...
    Take Care of Early Spring Weeds Before Planting
    Mar 23, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As you prepare for spring, it’s a good idea to consider a spring burndown herbicide application if winter or spring annual weeds are a problem in your fields. Winter annuals, including marestail, overwinter and resume growing as soon as temperatures warm in the spring. When...
    Reliable Seed Supply Demonstrates Commitment To Sunflower Growers
    Mar 18, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As a leader in the sunflower market, WinField ® United is proud to report that sunflowers are a priority crop in our CROPLAN ® seed portfolio . Making this claim isn’t just lip service. We back it up with our actions. This means ensuring we always have at least a half-year’s...
    Enhancing Sunflower Crop Performance: How to Go From Good to Great
    Mar 17, 2022 | Answer Plot
    As much as sunflower yield potential has grown in recent years, I firmly believe we’ve yet to reach the pinnacle of crop performance. Simply put, there are several agronomic practices producers can implement to improve their operation and turn a good crop into a great one...
    7 Tips for Managing Soybean White Mold
    Mar 14, 2022 | Answer Plot
    If you grow soybeans, you’re likely no stranger to white mold. While it’s impossible to predict exactly what prevalence we’ll see of the disease this season, it pays to be proactive. Fields with a history of the disease should be managed diligently, especially if cool wet...
    3 Tips for Managing SDS in Soybeans
    Mar 14, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Dry conditions across much of the Corn Belt kept sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans at moderate levels during the 2021 growing season. When the disease did show up, it generally came in late, which limited yield losses. We can’t predict whether 2022 will follow suit, so...
    4 Tips for Successful Weed Control
    Feb 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Spring is almost here, and you know that the emergence of troublesome weeds won’t be far behind. If you haven’t done so already, talk with your local trusted advisor about your weed-control strategy for this season. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you formulate a plan...
    Are Plant Growth Regulators Worth the Investment?
    Feb 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Plant growth regulators have been getting more attention from the agricultural community in recent years, but you may be wondering if they actually live up to the hype. The Answer Plot ® program has generated some solid research supporting the benefits of applying plant...
    Manage Alfalfa Diseases With Advanced Genetics
    Feb 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Healthy roots, stems and leaves lead to higher alfalfa yield potential. Above ground, stems and leaves produce and transport plant energy to make valuable forage. Below ground, alfalfa roots gather water and nutrients. While the soil holds many components alfalfa plants need...
    3 Tips to Optimize Preemergence Weed Control
    Feb 23, 2022 | Answer Plot
    With several factors contributing to potential herbicide shortages for the 2022 planting season, farmers are questioning how to address weed control. Glyphosate and glufosinate are expected to be in tight supply, and farmers who can secure the chemicals will likely pay a...
    CROPLAN Seed Performance in 2021
    Feb 21, 2022 | Answer Plot
    For more than 25 years, CROPLAN ® seed has delivered consistent, reliable products that farmers depend on. Yet every season provides opportunities to learn something new about our products to enhance the CROPLAN portfolio and fine-tune placement recommendations, and 2021 was...
    Managing Southern Rust in Corn
    Feb 14, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Last season, southern rust was easy to find in cornfields across much of the South. Unfortunately for farmers, all the elements of the disease triangle aligned in 2021. There were plenty of host crops when southern rust spores blew in, and the late-planted crops increased the...
    5 Tips for Managing Early-Season Plant Stress
    Feb 09, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Planting is just around the corner. When seeds start off in cold, wet soils, it can lead to early-season plant stress that can impact the rest of the season. While not all plant stresses can be eliminated, there are several management practices that can help mitigate them...
    3 Management Considerations for Corn-on-Corn Acres
    Feb 03, 2022 | Answer Plot
    To maximize yield potential in corn-on-corn acres, additional management considerations are needed. Whether it’s adjusting your fertility program or managing crop residue, even small changes to your plan could have significant impacts. Here are three considerations to help...
    Reduce Drift & Enhance Weed Control With New UltraLock Adjuvant
    Jan 28, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Weed control is a large but critical investment. Don’t let it drift away into thin air. For every inch of weed growth, you give up an average of 4.8 bushels in yield. At today’s prices, that’s $30-$60 in lost revenue per acre. Plus, with herbicide supply constraints and ever...
    Questions to Ask When Selecting Corn Seed Treatments
    Jan 12, 2022 | Answer Plot
    After you’ve selected the right hybrids to match your fields’ conditions, you have another important decision to make: which seed treatment can give your crop the best early-season start? Asking a few key questions can help you narrow your corn seed treatment search and help...
    CROPLAN® Seed to Yield Reports
    Jan 11, 2022 | Answer Plot
    Organize Now to Get the Most From Next Year’s Data
    Dec 29, 2021 | Answer Tech
    There are many innovative technology tools to help farmers harness, dissect and apply data to improve their operations. However, there’s not one tool that does it all, so it can be a challenge to organize files and information across all platforms. Here are some considerations...
    Manage Field Variability in Soybean Crops
    Dec 23, 2021 | Answer Plot
    It can be tricky to choose the right soybean variety for variable fields but there is a solution that’s proven to be effective: WinPak ® soybean varieties by CROPLAN ® seed. Each WinPak variety is a unique combination of two soybean varieties designed to address field...
    What’s New for CROPLAN Seed in 2022?
    Dec 16, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Over the past several weeks, the CROPLAN ® seed team has evaluated yield data and field performance information to help inform your seed decisions for 2022. We’re excited by what we’ve seen this season and are eager to share updates about CROPLAN corn and soybean products. In...
    The Seven Most Expensive Words in Farming
    Dec 10, 2021 | Answer Plot
    “It’s the way we’ve always done it.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase. As a farmer myself, I understand how difficult change can be. Trying something new might seem risky but these disruptive times demand we change how we work to best defend the...
    Alfalfa Seed Treatments Key to Long-term Stand Productivity
    Dec 01, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Debates about uncoated, light-coated and heavy-coated alfalfa seed are common among seed providers and farmers. Skeptics say there tends to be less seed in a bag of coated seed and therefore farmers get less for their money. They may also claim coated seed requires increased...
    Leverage the R7 Tool for Season-long Crop Management
    Nov 29, 2021 | Answer Tech
    Planning for 2022 is underway, and you’re probably busy evaluating yield data and applying it to management decisions for next year. Now is a great time to talk to your WinField ® United retailer about the R7 ® Tool , a suite of ag tech tools that can help you optimize...
    Enlist E3® or XtendFlex® Soybeans: Which Is Right for Your Operation?
    Nov 22, 2021 | Answer Plot
    In the soybean market, we’ve started to see a shift from single- and double-stacked herbicide-resistant traited varieties to triple-stacked varieties, including Enlist E3 ® and XtendFlex ® . Farmers looking for greater in-season herbicide flexibility are finding these options...
    Leverage Harvest Data to Drive Next Season’s Crop Decisions
    Oct 12, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With today’s ag technology tools and in-season imagery options, it should be easier than ever for farmers to collect data to inform their seed and crop protection product decisions. But even though all that data can be beneficial, it can also be overwhelming. Where do they...
    How to Use Tech Tools to Predict Corn Drydown
    Sep 02, 2021 | Answer Tech
    The need to monitor drydown trends in your cornfields comes at one of the busiest times of the season. Prioritizing sample collection and stand assessment in every field is difficult with only so many hours in the day. Let tech give you a global perspective and help put your...
    When it Comes to Data, Demand Quality and Personalization
    Aug 17, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With both established and new companies offering many types of data sources, it can be difficult to decipher truth from hype. Not sure if you’re getting the most value out of your data? Here are four checks your data should meet. Valid . If data is not valid or backed by...
    Use In-Season Tools to Illuminate Opportunities
    Jun 07, 2021 | Answer Tech
    During the growing season, every minute counts. Many times, extra hands are hard to come by and more hours in the day are not an option. However, quality technology that is properly leveraged can quickly detect field problems and successes to help you know exactly where to...
    Address Early-Season Issues With Technology
    May 27, 2021 | Answer Tech
    After the rush of spring planting, it can be hard to monitor every field for in-season problems such as poor stands, seedling diseases, winterkill, early-season pests and weed pressure. There’s just not time to go back and manually scout every field, but early detection of...
    Have Tech on Tap for Next Season
    Oct 01, 2020 | Answer Tech
    You probably have your seed and crop inputs ordered or maybe already in the barn. But how’s your ag technology planning going for next season? Work with your local trusted advisor now to determine how to best leverage ag tech tools to help reach your goals in the coming year....
    Farmer Lets Tech Steer His Irrigation and Nutrient Strategies
    Sep 01, 2020 | Answer Tech
    As a farmer, you don’t need another task on your plate; you want something that’s going to help you manage what’s already there. And though irrigation may be an essential part of your operation, it takes time to scout and probe for moisture deficits, set up the pivot for...
    Tap Into Tech for Silage Harvest
    Aug 06, 2020 | Answer Tech
    There are probably a number of qualities you’re looking for in your corn silage crop, including adequate nutrient and moisture levels as well as optimal tonnage. One way you can help ensure optimal ROI and yield potential is by using the appropriate ag technology to manage...
    Focus Scouting Efforts With Ag Tech Tools
    Jul 20, 2020 | Answer Tech
    Spring and early summer are always busy for farmers. But 2020 has brought many unforeseen challenges that have made this time of year even more hectic. With so much to consider this year, scouting fields may become a lower priority. However, ag technology tools can help you...
    Broadening Connections to Deliver In-Season Insights
    Jul 15, 2020 | Answer Tech
    In today’s connected world, the ability to access your on-farm data quickly, easily and securely is essential. Accessing your data to make informed decisions in-season can drive profitability on your operation. Now there’s a new way to make data more readily available to...
    Advanced Acre Trials to Show Value of Data-Backed Approach
    Jun 26, 2020 | Answer Tech
    In today’s challenging and changing marketplace, quality data, ag technology and agronomic expertise are critical tools that enable farmers to make informed decisions and manage for optimal return on investment (ROI) throughout the season. This season, the WinField United...
    Understand the Value of Tissue Testing
    Apr 27, 2020 | Answer Tech
    Knowing whether or not your plants are absorbing the nutrients you’re feeding them is important information in the heat of the season and when planning for next year. Tissue testing is an additional tool you and your trusted advisor can use to create an in-season nutrient game...
    Monitor Fields to Track Trends
    Apr 18, 2020 | Answer Tech
    Take advantage of technology to understand trends occurring in your fields. The R7 ® Field Monitoring Tool from WinField United lets you and your agronomist track a crop’s vigor status to determine if a field needs attention. Different-colored pins indicate higher-than-average...
    Can You Trust Crop Models?: Episode 118
    Jan 31, 2020 | Answer Tech
    On this week’s episode of The Deal With Yield® podcast, host Joel Wipperfurth and guest host Corey Evans discuss crop modeling technology and the components of an effective crop model. Hear about their experience using models with farmers in 2019 and how insights from crop...
    3 Simple Steps to Introduce Ag Tech to Your Operation
    Jan 29, 2020 | Answer Tech
    At this point in the year, you’re probably focused on creating your strategies for spring planting and in-season crop management. If you haven’t been using ag technology tools on your operation, this may be a good time to work with your local advisor to see how they could...
    Don’t Just Collect Harvest Data; Use It: Episode 113
    Dec 06, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This week on The Deal With Yield ® podcast, our hosts dive into the value of harvest data. The two discuss why you should gather your data and how it can be used to create a clear roadmap for the future of your operation.
    Unpacking Data Transparency: Episode 111
    Nov 15, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This week on The Deal With Yield® podcast, Joel and Jon continue their conversation about data transparency. The two discuss how benchmarking data is a lot like receiving a report card, and they explain how ag tech tools need to rely on quality data to help farmers make more...
    Include Ag Tech in Your Financial Discussions
    Nov 11, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Let’s face it, it’s tough to be a farmer right now. There are new levels of financial uncertainty fueled by a tough economy, recent weather challenges, market volatility and tariffs. These conditions may make it harder for you to get the funding you need to maximize revenue...
    Let's Talk Data Privacy: Episode 110
    Nov 08, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Data transparency and privacy are issues that affect consumers and farmers alike. The conversation about them spans industries and their importance has been underscored in light of recent events. On this episode of The Deal With Yield® podcast, hosts Joel and Jon dissect the...
    Assessing and Managing New Acres: Episode 108
    Oct 25, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Joel and Jon dive into the steps you should take and tools you can use to manage new acres on this episode of The Deal With Yield® podcast. Hear how to asses fertility levels, determine field variability and select the right seed.
    Tips for Capturing and Using Harvest Data
    Oct 21, 2019 | Answer Tech
    It’s important not only to successfully gather your yield data at the end of the season but also to leverage its full value. Here are five tips to get the most from it. 1. Rank harvest order by biomass. A number of ag technology tools can measure the crop biomass of various...
    Crop Model Field Report: September
    Oct 17, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This summer, WinField United tested and aggregated the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. We’ve talked with the agronomists who are managing several of these plots and have posted updates about...
    The Economics of Sustainable Ag: Part 2: Episode 106
    Oct 11, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Joel and Jason Weller, senior director of sustainability at Land O’Lakes, continue their conservation conversation on this episode of The Deal With Yield ® podcast. Tune in to hear Jason analyze one of Joel’s fields and make recommendations using the TruTerra™ Insights Engine.
    4 Steps to Make the Most of Zone Soil Sampling
    Oct 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    How did this year’s dynamic weather affect your soil’s health? One way to find out is by doing a soil test this fall. The results can help you set a baseline for managing nutrients next season. Here are a few tips to make the most of your soil sampling efforts. Build a plan...
    Tough Markets: Make a Plan and Plan to Change It: Episode 104
    Sep 27, 2019 | Answer Tech
    From commodity prices to trade discussions, farmers are at the center of the conversation. On this episode of The Deal With Yield, hosts Joel and Jon discuss the ways market conditions influence everyday decision-making. Often, it can feel a lot like playing poker.
    Leverage Tech at Harvest: Episode 102
    Sep 13, 2019 | Answer Tech
    On this week’s episode of The Deal With Yield, hosts Joel and Jon talk harvest. From best practices in the field to data-backed decisions for 2020, the guys discuss it all.
    The Sweet Science Behind Your Berries: Episode 101
    Sep 06, 2019 | Answer Tech
    On this episode of The Deal With Yield, Joel Wipperfurth invites Scott Komar, Senior Vice President of Global Research and Development for Driscoll’s, to dive into the world of berries and discuss how farming berries compares to row crops. Learn about the agronomics and...
    Crop Model Field Report: August
    Sep 04, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. We’ve been talking with the agronomists who are managing several of these plots and posting updates...
    New App Makes Seed Data Easier to Access
    Sep 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    When you’re making seed selection decisions in the field with your agronomist, you want the ability to be flexible and to access timely information on the fly. Now you and your trusted advisor can download a new WinField® United app to help facilitate those important seed...
    3 Takeaways From the InfoAg Conference
    Aug 26, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Ag tech is a lot like sports: Even with the fanciest equipment, if you don’t nail the fundamentals, you’ll never truly perform. This was no more apparent to me than at the InfoAg Conference , held recently in St. Louis, which showcased products and services from more than 100...
    Why Adopt Ag Tech?: Episode 98
    Aug 09, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This week, Joel and Jon explain the key terms used when talking about tech, along with the new trends emerging in the ag tech space. The guys talk about cloud computing, tissue testing and everything in between.
    Ag Tech Hot Take: Episode 97
    Aug 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    On this episode, Joel and Jon discuss the integration of technology into our lives as both consumers and farmers. Most importantly, they ask the question, “How can technology best serve the agriculture industry?”
    Crop Model Field Report: July
    Jul 29, 2019 | Answer Tech
    This summer, WinField United is testing and aggregating the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. Over the next several months, we’ll be talking with the agronomists who are managing several of...
    Broadening Our Network to Enhance Your Connectivity
    Jul 18, 2019 | Answer Tech
    In today’s connected world, the ability to access your on-farm data quickly and easily is essential. Not being able to retrieve it in your cab could mean a day without critical information, which could mean a day wasted. During the season, that’s not an option. Now there’s a...
    What Can Biomass Tell You About Your Crop’s Health?
    May 30, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Field scouting usually begins even before any equipment hits the field and continues until the last crop is harvested. You invest a lot of time checking on your crops to stay ahead of potential challenges that could threaten yield. Adding technology tools, including the R7...
    Use Crop Modeling to Facilitate Decision-Making
    May 21, 2019 | Answer Tech
    I’m a seventh-generation corn and soybean farmer and work an operation with my dad in southwestern Indiana. We always keep one eye on the field and the other on the marketplace, as each can change dramatically very quickly. We know that if we want to keep our farm going for...
    Midwest Farmers Combat IDC With Variable-Rate Planting
    May 08, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Many farmers in the northern tier states of the Midwest are all too familiar with the problems iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) can cause. It’s a significant production issue in the eastern Dakotas, Minnesota and north-central Iowa. Although the first signs of IDC — interveinal...
    Farmer Stories: Answer Plots Help Farmers Take Advantage of Tech
    May 02, 2019 | Answer Tech
    From traited seed to remote sensing, it’s clear that staying on top of the latest advances in agriculture can be a daunting task for most farmers. When we design our Answer Plot ® testing, the goal is to bring the latest technology and resources to farmers to help them grow...
    Prescription Basics: Build a Variable-Rate Plan
    Apr 30, 2019 | Answer Tech
    What steps can be taken to help improve your corn crop? For farmers in my geography, where crops are often limited by rainfall, it’s by improving yield potential on less productive acres. In some cases, I’ve seen farmers increase yield by 10 to 15 percent on tough acres just...
    Use Satellite Imagery to Anticipate Crop Needs
    Apr 18, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Every seed you plant this year represents an investment that you want to protect. But you can’t monitor issues on every acre all season with the naked eye. Add satellite imagery to your crop management toolbox to help you find specific zones in the field that might need your...
    Use Sensors to Get Smart About Soil Moisture
    Mar 26, 2019 | Answer Tech
    If you irrigate any portion of your land, you know that maintaining optimal soil moisture is important to help sustain crop growth and yield potential. Too much water can cause nitrate runoff and waste a valuable resource. Too little water can cause plant stress and end up...
    Put Seed in Its Rightful Place
    Mar 19, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Every seed in your planter is full of promise. But if you plant it in the wrong place or in the wrong soil type, that seed won’t reach its potential. And neither will your yield. That’s a lesson the Johnson brothers (Neal, Daryl and Dale), Neal’s son Ross and Dale’s son Ryan...
    Tech Provides New Perspective on Alfalfa, Soybean Performance
    Mar 05, 2019 | Answer Tech
    You need to detect in-field problems in a timely manner so you can manage them before they negatively affect your bottom line. There are several technology tools that can help you quickly determine when and where action needs to be taken. To help you keep tabs on the health of...