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Soil Strategies: Putting A Soil Fertility Management Plan Into Action On Your Farm

by Nick Koshnick, V.P. of Soil Science, The Climate Corporation

November 20, 2017

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Now that harvest season is winding down, many of you are looking at your data and yield maps to see how your crops performed. You’re probably already thinking about next year, analyzing every decision you made this past year to determine the impact, and identifying what you can do this year to have every opportunity for the best possible yields.

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One key consideration is a fertility plan. But how does your fertility plan impact your bottom line? What inputs and schedule will work best to help ensure there are sufficient nutrients for your crops throughout the next growing season? And when it comes to applying fertilizer, how can you effectively manage field variability?

FieldView™ can help you make important input decisions with confidence, including helping to provide answers to such questions as:

How can I better understand my soil conditions?
Conduct soil testing, then upload this data into your FieldView account through Data Inbox. Compare your field data layers in FieldView and you’ll get a better picture of the unique soil conditions, so you can address any nutrient deficiencies.

What should I be doing post harvest?
With an eye toward next season, you can focus on creating nitrogen management zones, assigning yield targets, entering planned fertility applications, and creating your variable-rate N scripts for spring.

How can I determine what application strategy is right for my fields?
Share your FieldView data with business partners and determine a fertility application approach that’s right for your fields. So whether the best plan includes fall or spring applications, split application or a single pass, flat- or variable-rate, you can make decisions with confidence.

Talk to your FieldView dealer or check out this FieldView product pricing sheet to find out which of these features you have access to in your FieldView account and what upgrades may be available. If you have additional questions, contact the Climate Support Team at (888) 924-7475 or support@climate.com, or visit support.climate.com for more information.

At The Climate Corporation, Nick leads data science teams that develop Climate FieldView's fertility related products as well as cross-functional soil and crop modeling efforts. He holds a B.A. in Physics from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

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