Yield and Input Reporting
Today’s top growers are at a crossroads. In the last few years, genetic improvements and trait offerings, as well as enhanced farming practices have consistently helped increased corn and soybean yields across the nation. Now, many wonder, where the next 100 bushels per acre of corn will come from? What about the next 40 bushels of soybeans?
Do you manage all your fields separately to maximize accuracy, or do you have a “blanket approach” where every field is treated the same to maximize coverage? What if you could use a precision-ag approach to maximize coverage as well as efficiency? What if you could isolate highly productive and less productive zones within a field, and manage them differently… without slowing you down?
Today, we are in a situation where the world needs more food every day. As demand increases, more pressure will continue to fall on America’s farmers to be more productive… How good is your plan to capitalize on this opportunity?
Legacy Ag digs deep into your field data to find yield limiting factors. Field Top Ten Reports allows you to see agronomic trends that can be hidden when looking at printed maps. The top factors that correlate to Crop Yield are displayed in one table - allowing you to “go to school” on what influenced yield in each field quickly and efficiently.
Learning Blocks TM
To lower the risk of experimental trials, Learning Blocks™ allow you to put one to three acre test trials within management zones. Learning Blocks™ let you experiment with real-world agronomic situations, such as new plant populations with appropriate fertilizer and other inputs in your own field, not a research farm hundreds of miles away.
Using a smartphone, tablet, or handheld GPS, you can witness results all throughout the growing season by ground-truthing the prescription to make sure it was applied correctly. Then, after harvest, together we can comb through your field's data to see exactly how each Learning Block™ performed relative to the management zone. With this information, you have the knowledge necessary to further refine the prescriptions in your fields with confidence.
Yield potential across and within fields is not uniform. To better understand that diversity, we use letter codes as a way to identify the highest performing areas from the lowest. By utilizing your historical yield and fertility information, Legacy Ag will build these management zones within your field. Understanding what happens within these zones directly leads to variable rate planting, fertilizer and nutrient recommendations for managing inputs within each field.
A Zones represent the highest performing area of the field. Year in and year out, these areas deliver the highest yields, so having aggressive management practices implemented on them is critical.
B Zones are the current field average areas. When it comes to yields, they are neither the best nor the worst parts of their field, but they provide consistent production every year.
C Zones are the under-performing areas of the field. Sometimes, this is due to lighter, drought-prone soils. Other times, soil drainage issues and other management factors are identified as yield limitations in these areas.
Each zone requires different management strategies! As we gain more understanding of each field, we may choose to add more zones; but for most fields, ABC zones are sufficient.