Ag Technology

At Agtegra Cooperative, hard work is a given.
Innovative technology can be the difference maker.

Ag Technology

Technology is the backbone of improved production. At Agtegra, we have a long history of using technology to improve yields. We were one of the early adopters of precision farming practices. We led the way with management zone-based farming practices now known as MZB Technologies. We are the recipient of Precision Agriculture awards. The leader of our Ag Technologies group has been recognized as one of the top 10 leaders of precision agriculture.

In short – we’ve taken the mystery out of precision agriculture and turned it into an effective management strategy.

The Unique Agtegra Ag Technology Program

Ag Technology has many names and descriptions. Here at Agtegra, it means understanding your fields, managing the nutrient life-cycle, highlighting problem areas, and setting and achieving goals for yield and return on investment. Here is our approach:

Zone-Based Data Insights
We begin by custom mapping a field using a proprietary data logging system called MZB (for Multi-Zone-Based). We segment your field into five layers and break down your field data into management zones, grids or both. Then we track variables like elevation, soil properties, nutrient holding capacities and more to identify both challenges and opportunities.

Real-Time Satellite Imagery
Once we have collected your zone-based field data, we combine that with satellite imagery (using WinField United’s R7 tool) to provide real-time field insights throughout the growing season. That allows us to pair the right inputs with the right technology to maximize return on investment for every field.

Field-Based Management
Every field is unique, but with our approach to using Ag Technology, we provide the opportunity to achieve your yield goals and maximize your return on investment for every field. Our agronomists, precision ag specialists and agronomy technology sales leads work with you to pinpoint the right technology and equipment for your needs and production expectations, ensuring you get the most out of every acre. 
 
From mapping, sampling, scouting and variable rate applications to yield analysis, management zone creation and traceability, Agtegra has you covered.
 

MZB is the most economical program when it comes to precision agriculture. This multi-layer approach provides more precise data than a traditional one-layer system. More than that, it allows users to identify yield-limiting factors and make smarter decisions on where to invest inputs to maximize yield and minimize wasted input dollars.
 
With today's precision farming technologies, it's possible to plant different seed populations, apply different fertilizers and nutrients at varying rates, and even plant different hybrids/varieties within the same field - all based on each field management zone's unique characteristics.

The results of doing this effectively? More efficient use of inputs. Better yield potential. Higher profitability.
 

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Implementing the many Ag Technologies available today is challenging. From choosing among the many options available, to getting them installed correctly to having them function effectively – these are among the many specialized skills of the Precision Technology Specialists at the Agtegra Innovation Center.
 
The team of experts at the Innovation Center provide equipment upgrades, parts and on-farm service and support to keep your operation running strong at all hours of the day and night. At the Innovation Center, our technicians don’t just provide parts and service – they care about you and your operation. They give you everything you need, at any hour of the day, to keep you running from planting to harvest…and every hour in between.
 
The Agtegra Innovation Center’s precision ag hardware and support services include: 
  • On-site consultation for equipment and product usage insight
  • Precision Management with whole farm technology integration
  • Sales, installation, service, and support of precision ag products and operations
  • Data retrieval and analysis
  • Map printing
  • Product demonstrations
  • New product and services training

The R7® Tool by WinField features satellite imagery so you can view field maps with historical data, soil variability and other vital information. Using the R7® Placement Strategy (the right genetics, soil type, plant population, cropping system, traits, plant nutrition and crop protection) as a foundation, the R7® Tool offers a host of specialized functions, including:
 
Top 10
The Top 10 function lists the 10 best-performing corn hybrids or soybean varieties for a field based on soil type in a selected location, helping your agronomist identify the best genetic choices for each field. 

Corn Characterization Charts (CHT Tool)
The CHT Tool uses data from the Answer Plot® Program to compare CROPLAN® seed products as well as seed from other major companies to see how they are projected to perform on fields just like yours. Categories for comparison include soil type, crop rotation activity, plant population and management practices, to allow you to control—and capitalize on—variability in your fields.

Profitability Map
The R7® Tool Profitability Map connects input costs and yield potential map data to determine ROI. Less-profitable areas provide an opportunity to better align input investments with yield potential the following year. The R7® Tool Profitability Map connects input costs and yield potential map data to determine ROI. Less-profitable areas provide an opportunity to better align input investments with yield potential the following year. 


In-Season Imagery
In-season imagery helps agronomists identify problem areas in a field as the season progresses so they can help you take corrective measures before yield potential is jeopardized. 

Field Response Map
The Field Response Map compares yield data to satellite imagery to indicate crop response to the prescription for that field. This provides a way to validate what worked well and what could be improved for future plans.

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