Climate Insights Archive


January 18, 2018
Iowa Crops Experience High Yields Despite the Effects of Drought

2017 was a dry growing season in Iowa but yields were better than expected. Most of Iowa was wet and cool during planting time (end April to mid-May), warm and dry during vegetativ...


January 16, 2018
Academic Expertise Meets Digital Agriculture Research: Creating A Better Understanding of Field Science Through Public-Private Partnerships

As we sit at the cusp of the digital agriculture revolution, we can collect more data on seed, soil, crops and weather than ever before. We can also analyze this data in novel ways...


January 8, 2018
Extreme Cold: The Impact of Cold Weather On Farming

Extremely cold temperatures have affected much of the central and eastern United States since late December. Persistent northerly winds out of Canada’s cold interior have transpo...


January 4, 2018
Bringing Silicon Valley to the Farm

At this time last year, we became the first digital agriculture company to share our innovation pipeline publicly - favoring transparency and access over closed-door science. Today...


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The Next Evolution of Digital Farming Technology

An advancement that takes some of the guesswork out of the planting equation. A seed selection and placement technology that’s currently on more than 100,000 acres in pre-commercial testing with select customers, and that’s backed by the industry’s larges

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Crop Disease Scouting: Understanding In-Season Threats

A few years ago, as an Iowa farmer (and farmer advisor), I always looked forward to walking the fields to get a closer look at what was happening in the long rows of corn and beans. Despite my best efforts, it was often difficult to determine where to foc

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Here Comes Harvest: Making Sure Your Data is Ready to Yield Insights

The finish line is in sight – as you continue to focus on the growing season by carefully scouting and adjusting inputs, harvest is just around the corner. It’s an exciting time of year as you look forward to seeing the end result of all of your efforts.

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