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Today’s farm practices are evolving at an extremely rapid pace. Farmers are expected to produce record-breaking yields in order to keep up with the increasing land prices and input costs.
We have begun implementing new technology that enables us to select the seed hybrid, fertilizer practice as well as weed and pest management programs that best suit the ground that we farm. We realize how valuable farm land is and that the land we do farm needs to be as productive as possible.
To accomplish this we are using planting and harvesting maps to determine how to make the best management decisions in each particular part of the field. We are also using multiple nitrogen applications to keep our crops healthy and thriving. We feel that owning a chemical applicator provides us the flexibility to make timely and effective applications to ensure superior plant health.
Some other aspects of crop scouting that we have started incorporating into our operation are tissue sampling and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) scouting. Tissue sampling involves removing plant material from the crop and sending the sample to a lab where it is analyzed to determine if the plant is lacking in nutrients. We can then make a decision to supply the plants with the nutrients that are lacking to help them reach their full potential.
UAV scouting will be used to cover many acres in a single pass to make a visual assessment of plant health in each particular field. We can then use the gathered data to make management decisions on nutrient deficiencies or pest infestation. As farmers growing up in the technology generation, we are constantly exploring new ideas that help to maintain healthy crops, resulting in higher yields; a win for everyone involved!