InfoAg 2017 Presentation
 
Presentations
Sponsor Showcase

Regency AB
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

 

Managing nitrogen inputs for profitability and productivity is an on-going challenge. There are tools and products on the market that can help, but how do farmers know which one to choose? NutrientStar provides information on nitrogen management tools and products available from trials and research such as: nutrient use efficiency gains, profitability and performance data, where tools have been tested, for how long, to what degree, and in what crops. This information is targeted toward farmers and their advisors, so they can make more informed decisions about tools and products that may help them manage nutrients successfully. No tool or product can work everywhere, all the time, given ranges in climate, weather and soils across cropping regions. NutrientStar also offers a geospatial framework for defining “inference zones” for trials that can help farmers answer the often asked question: “will it work in my field?”

Speaker
John McGuire
Co-Founder, S Squared | Owner/Manager, Simplified Technology Services
NutrientStar
Biography
For 20 years, John McGuire has used his skills in data management, geographic information systems, remote sensing and computer programming to improve precision agriculture practices. He has an inside perspective on both agribusinesses and agricultural consulting. He co-founded consulting firm S Squared to partner with Environmental Defense Fund in the establishment and management of the NutrientStar program.