Climate Insights Archive


August 30, 2018
Early Harvest: Gathering Your Crops – And Data – Ahead Of Schedule

The rumors are true: harvest will come early this year across much of the Midwest! According to USDA crop progress reports, corn and most crops are in advanced maturity stages and ...


August 28, 2018
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-commerc...


August 22, 2018
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...


August 1, 2018
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 tim...


Recent Articles
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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Field Research: How To Get The Most From Split-Planting Trials

For years, farmers have understood the value of split-planting trials for testing and comparing hybrids and inputs within their specific field conditions. Digital farming tools have greatly enhanced the ease and benefits of this process, opening the door

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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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