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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Variable-Rate Seeding: Making Every Hybrid Count

With spring quickly approaching, as we look ahead to planting season there’s a lot to consider. In my visits to farmers and dealers in my region at this time of year, many of our discussions are on seed performance evaluation from fall harvest. If you are

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Common Ground: Where Partnerships And Trusted Resources Work Together

Planning season: it’s a time to catch your breath and reflect. For me, this means thinking about both the farm and my family. I use this season to analyze insights gained from the recent harvest, and prepare for the coming year, as well as to enjoy downti

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Why “Hacking” is Important for Digital Farming in a Way You Might Not Expect Harvest Results and What it Signals for Upcoming Innovation

Did you “hack” your harvest opportunity this year? Or, put it another way, as you watched the yield monitor and took stock of the season’s performance, did the digital tools, inputs, and practices you used pay off? In the tech world, a key driver of prog

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