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What we have learned from probes this year

Lately I’ve seen many services, products, and solutions on the market for producers that deal with water management. It’s no secret that by focusing on water, there is huge potential to increase yield, increase profits, and become more efficient with our inputs. Over the past season to date, I have noticed a few agronomic events […]

Irrigation Soybeans in 2017

When it comes to irrigation, we often allocate our water management tools and technology to our corn acres vs other crops like soybeans. The thought behind this is that the repayment for investing in high quality irrigation management on soybeans isn’t as lucrative as it is with corn.  Certainly, there is an exceptionally high return […]

Agronomics of Over Irrigation – Part 2

In our last blog, our Midwest RSM, Scott Speck provided some great insight on the Agronomics of Over Watering. Now Scott follows up with more information on additional effects to over Irrigation.   I mentioned above about other detrimental effects agronomically to over irrigation. One of the big topics in management is fertility, and the nutrient […]

Soil WHC from Seed to Yield – Part 1

At CropMetrics, we consistently inform growers how VRI can influence productivity by maximizing input efficiency. But many times, people only think of VRI as an irrigation or water input tool. However, water is the catalyst of every main crop input’s success throughout the entire season and ultimately drives yield more than any other single input […]

Maximizing Majority Soil Type Means Maximizing Profit

Growers looking to maximize profitability must evaluate many factors in their overall approach. A common push is to improve efficiency on each acre within a field, and this drives growers to evaluate Variable Rate seeding and fertilizer technology. With irrigated acres, before any variable rate program can have success, you must FIRST maximize yield on the […]

Cropmetrics: Interview with Nick Emanuel, Rural Radio Network

We at CropMetrics were honored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce with the ‘Agriculture Innovator of the Year’ award, earlier this week.  President and Founder, Nick Emanuel was humbled by the award. “It was a really nice honor to be recognized by the local community” Emanuel said.  Started by a farmer, for farmers- what began […]

How to Take Action with the VO Pro in a Risk Induced Growing Season

How to Take Action with the VO Pro in a Risk Induced Growing Season Written By: Kimberly Kneifl One of the biggest obstacles growers are facing this season is whether or not to take risks. According to the Business Dictionary, the primary meaning of risk is the probability or threat of damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is […]

Crop Modeling: Predictive vs Precision Based Results

Written By: Kimberly Kneifl Crop modeling has become a mainstream concept in precision agriculture. Examining the soils, plant life and weather forecasts are all integral components capable of being quantified and analyzed for an increase in seasonal yields. In addition, working within the context of precision agriculture, growers ensure their operation is meeting and potentially […]

Ag News: Nebraska Water Dispute

Written By:  Jennifer Gruber   Last week NE State Senators heard more than 30 people testify on both sides of the fence regarding a water-transfer project designed to keep Nebraska out of future court feuds with Kansas. Nebraska has two options: 1)Reduce the amount of water that irrigators pump or 2)Increase the basin’s water supply. […]

Technology helps farmers decide how to best use limited water

CropMetrics PDS Ian deWaal from northwest Kansas explains how CropMetrics precision irrigation improved corn yields by 15 bushels and saved 6″ of water by less application using a combination of VRI and soil moisture probes. “The neat thing is we’re not wasting water with overirrigation and runoff,” deWaal says. “But the main benefit is keeping […]

CropMetrics Launches New Irrigation Data Technology

Prices are down yet input costs remain high. Profit management has become increasingly important for every grower. But there are variables in agriculture which we cannot control that cause never-ending challenges to this ever important task. This is especially true when the largest yield limiting factor, water, or the lack of water, is vastly controlled by weather. At […]

A New Year, A New You

It is that time of year again where transformations seem possible; where looking forward takes precedence over looking back. But ultimately, it is a time where people reach to achieve new heights. And one of the leading New Year’s resolutions for the year of 2014 was to eat healthy and exercise regularly. While there is […]