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    Save Time and Effort When Gathering Yield Data
    Save Time and Effort When Gathering Yield Data
    Sep 21, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Do you take time at the end of the season to download, save and catalogue yield data from your combine? The rewards you’ll reap from retrieving this valuable information will be well worth the time and effort. Here are some tips to make gathering and using your yield...
    Play to Your Seed’s Strengths
    Play to Your Seed’s Strengths
    Sep 21, 2018 | Answer Plot
    WinField United technology manager Ryan Moeller joins host Jon Zuk once again on this episode of the Deal With Yield. The guys cover the importance of leveraging seed selection tools for in-season management decisions and how it lends to increased yield potential.
    Manage Field Variability in Soybean Crops
    Manage Field Variability in Soybean Crops
    Sep 20, 2018 | Answer Plot
    I can’t think of many fields that are completely uniform in soil type from fence row to fence row, nor can I think of two years where the weather is the same. Variability is a common issue on farms, which can make it tricky to purchase the right soybean seed for a...
    Preview 2018 Answer Plot Data
    Preview 2018 Answer Plot Data
    Sep 20, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Harvest is underway in some areas, and data from our Answer Plot® program is already being analyzed. While it will be a while before we have a complete data set to evaluate, I’d like to preview some of the exciting information you can look for as harvest wraps up...
    Future-Proof Your Seed Selection
    Future-Proof Your Seed Selection
    Sep 14, 2018 | Answer Plot
    On this episode of the Deal With Yield, host Jon Zuk is joined by WinField United technology manager Ryan Moeller. The two discuss considerations for choosing ag tech tools and the various tools available that can help farmers make informed seed selection decisions.
    Tap Into Tech for Silage Harvest
    Tap Into Tech for Silage Harvest
    Sep 13, 2018 | 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...
    Using Tech to Battle Fall Armyworm in Uganda
    Using Tech to Battle Fall Armyworm in Uganda
    Sep 11, 2018 | Answer Tech
    According to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), fall armyworm was first confirmed on the African continent in 2016. Fall armyworm can feed on 80 different crop species, including corn, a food staple in Africa. This pest has been found in more than...
    Consider Seed Treatments Now For Increased Protection at Planting
    Consider Seed Treatments Now For Increased Protection at Planting
    Sep 10, 2018 | Answer Plot
    We’re heading into harvest season. It’s a time when you can begin to quantify the management decisions you’ve made throughout the year. If your crops were able to establish strong stands and vigorous emergence, they had a better chance of dealing with stress...
    Focus on Data Quality, Not Quantity
    Focus on Data Quality, Not Quantity
    Sep 06, 2018 | Answer Plot
    “Data” seems to be the buzz word in agriculture lately, with new agriculture startups launching daily to provide more information for farmers. But maybe more data isn’t what we need. It’s time to focus on quality data that leads to profitable decisions....
    Cotton Farmers Weave Tech Into Their Operations
    Cotton Farmers Weave Tech Into Their Operations
    Sep 05, 2018 | Answer Tech
    A number of farmers are seeding their cotton crops more efficiently, targeting applications more precisely and gauging plant growth more effectively with ag technology. Here are some of the ways you can leverage tech to help optimize your cotton crop.  Variable-rate...
    Making a Difference With Community Gardens
    Making a Difference With Community Gardens
    Sep 04, 2018 | Answer Plot
    As an agronomy research specialist with WinField United, I spend a lot of time finding ways to help farmers increase their productivity. My position has provided me a unique opportunity to use my training and experience to mentor the next generation of farmers as a sponsor for...
    Seven Years of Data-Backed Decisions
    Seven Years of Data-Backed Decisions
    Aug 28, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Since its introduction in 2011, the R7® Tool has evolved from a means of broadcasting Answer Plot® data to a wide audience and helping farmers make seed purchasing decisions into an industry-leading decision ag solution. Here’s a brief look at the tool’s...
    Plan Now for Better Nutrient Management
    Plan Now for Better Nutrient Management
    Aug 28, 2018 | Answer Plot
    If you’ve made tissue sampling a priority this season, you probably have a pretty good understanding of how your nutrient management program fared. You can use what you learned this season to develop a solid nutrient management strategy for next year. Proactive planning...
    Nail Down Harvest Timing With Tech
    Nail Down Harvest Timing With Tech
    Aug 27, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Across much of the Midwest, above-average temperatures have pushed crop development ahead of typical five-year averages. Crops in some areas have accumulated enough growing degree units to put them one to two weeks ahead of where they normally are this time of year. As you...
    Want Big Yields? Don’t Skimp on Zinc.
    Want Big Yields? Don’t Skimp on Zinc.
    Aug 24, 2018 | Answer Plot
    When it comes to plant nutrition, it seems that N, P and K are often in the limelight. But zinc is an unsung nutrient hero that helps maintain some of a plant’s most important physiological processes. Here are some reasons it’s time to rethink the power of zinc...
    Making Rural Connectivity a Reality
    Making Rural Connectivity a Reality
    Aug 23, 2018 | Answer Tech
    If you live in a rural area, you know exactly the dip in the road where you’re going to lose your cell phone signal. Finding stable cellular connections in rural America can be challenging and dropped calls are always frustrating.   Because of this, many of the...
    Ag Tech Soars in St. Louis
    Ag Tech Soars in St. Louis
    Aug 22, 2018 | Answer Tech
    The InfoAg Conference, a trade show featuring the latest in precision ag technology, was held last month in St. Louis. According to the InfoAg website, 1,222 people attended the event, and WinField United was one of the 110 exhibitors on hand to demonstrate products and answer...
    A Better Way to Manage Nitrogen
    A Better Way to Manage Nitrogen
    Aug 22, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Nitrogen is one of the most expensive inputs for crop productivity. Yet, it’s critical for healthy crops. That’s why finding better ways to manage it is crucial for farmers. At Solum, Inc., we’re working to develop new technology to characterize soil with the...
    Drones Navigate the Wild Blue Yonder
    Drones Navigate the Wild Blue Yonder
    Aug 07, 2018 | Answer Tech
    American Robotics, a drone developer specializing in agricultural automation, is supplying the drones for a trial taking place now through August 10 that will demonstrate how drones can be used practically on the farm. The company is partnering with Mid Kansas Cooperative (MKC...
    Drones in Flight at Mid Kansas Cooperative
    Drones in Flight at Mid Kansas Cooperative
    Jul 26, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Think that drones only belong in sci-fi movies? Think again. Drones, even autonomous ones, are not fantasy. In fact, they’re currently being developed for everyday use on farms just like yours, with the goal of saving you time and providing other tangible benefits...

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