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The Important Role of Trusted Advisor

Every good business man or woman has trusted advisors who are individuals or a team of professionals that provide needed services and expertise. When times are tough, an agronomic advisor


All fields have some variability, apparent each fall after harvest when we look at yield maps from the data collected by the combine. Agriculture has changed a lot over the


In 2016, weed control was a challenge. Farmers, consultants and applicators had to use the kitchen sink approach to manage weeds and still ended up with poor results. We are


Is Grid Sampling Out-Dated?

Yield data collection hardware is common in most combines on today’s farms. Growers and agronomists have started to use this combine collected data to develop management zones and soil sample


Dude, Where’s My Nitrogen

“What do you suppose happened to my nitrogen I applied last fall?”  This question has been asked more than a few times this spring.  If you live in South Central


There is renewed interest in Dicamba use, specifically as a tank mix partner in burndown applications.  The approval of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in the spring of 2016 and


The High Cost of a Cheap Grid Sample

Grid soil sampling has become common practice among farmers across the Midwest.  Growers have witnessed the results first-hand how a grid soil sample increases yields and positions crop nutrients in


Opinion: 2017 was the Year of…

With the book finally closed on 2017, we look back on the year that was and take away a few lessons.  January of 2017 seems so long ago, and what


Is there a hole in your precision ag bucket?

Most precision ag platforms focus on the basics of crop production, creating site-specific recommendations and variable rate prescriptions for seed and fertilizer, but few focus on water management.  If you


The Bruning-Davenport FFA Chapter participated in a contest facilitated by The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, for an educational, in-field experience to help students understand the positive impact