Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Moderator: Ernie Chappell
It’s a changing world in Agriculture including Nitrogen Supply. In this session hear a panel talk about the supply change aspects that are involved in taking care of your growers Nitrogen needs including Trends, Risk Management, Supply, Pricing, Application, Precision etc. The panelists will representing both the wholesaler and retailer perspective.
In the precision ag industry we get caught up in all the data and tools available to make input decisions, but sometimes experience and a simple approach win out when it comes time to call the shots. This presentation will represent a farmer's approach to nitrogen management and how he uses variable rate application technology in general. It's a good perspective to consider amongst all the options currently available.
Nitrogen management in corn was one of the first areas we looked at when we started making variable rate applications. We live in an area where there is a high degree of variability in the soils. We can have corn yields that vary from 70 to 240 bushel per acre on the same row. It just did not make sense to apply the same rate of nitrogen to the entire field.
The web mapper SCAN is based on meta-analyses of hundreds of trials, real-time access to cumulative rainfall and forecasts and decision rules driven by a fuzzy inference system. Its performances have been demonstrated by 3 years of comparisons with growers rates.