Climate Insights Archive

February 22, 2018
Farm for Thought: A Family Legacy Of Forward Thinking

You might say that farming is in my DNA. As a fifth generation Nebraska farmer, I am proud of the agricultural heritage my family has established....

February 8, 2018
How Variable-Rate Seeding Can Increase Your Yield

Determining the optimal seeding density for your field is not an easy task, and field variability can make this an even tougher decision. That’s why knowing the optimal seeding r...

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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 vegetative growth (June to July), and cool and wet during reproductive development (

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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 to provide farmers with actionable insights on how to best manage their fa

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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 transported reinforcing shots of arctic air southward causing thousands of record lo

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