Climate Insights Archive


April 23, 2018
Implications of Cold, Wet Midwestern Weather on Spring Planting and Fertility Management

Last year at this time, some of the Midwest was affected by abnormally wet weather which contributed to planting delays and other issues for farmers. Early spring weather condition...


April 19, 2018
Managing For Higher Corn Planting Densities

Corn yields have increased significantly since the 1930s largely due to genetic improvement and better crop management. Grain yield is the product of the number of plants per acre,...


April 2, 2018
Variable Rate Scripting, Seeding, and Planting Season: Be Sure You’re Ready

You know better than anyone that, with tight margins for crop production on every acre, staying ahead of the challenges you face every day is critical to your success....


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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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Spring Forward: How Last Year’s Wet Fall Could Affect Planting Preparation

Due in large part to warm, dry conditions, last year’s harvest began earlier than normal in many areas of the Corn Belt, with some farmers harvesting in early September. However, harvest also continued later than expected for many growers, caused by satur

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