Climate Insights Archive


January 31, 2019
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...


January 16, 2019
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 th...


January 8, 2019
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,...


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Soil Strategies: Coping With The Effects Of Cold, Wet Soils At Planting

Last year's wet fall and cold November were followed by a mild December, and then a polar vortex dominated the last part of winter, yielding overall below-normal air and soil temperatures across much of the Midwest.

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Last-Minute Checkup: Preparing To Collect Planting Data

It’s early on a March morning in southern Indiana and Andy Lowry is up before the sun with the same goal as many Midwest farmers – taking back time. When I catch him on the phone, he is in his tractor cab, busy spreading potash and manure across some of t

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Ground Control: How Digital Farming Can Help You Manage Variables

Following a rough year of tariff negotiations that saw soybean prices greatly decline and an extended harvest in the Midwest that kept many farmers in the fields until after Thanksgiving due to wet conditions, farmers are facing more uncontrollable variab

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