Yield maps are often referred to as “autopsies” of the field. They show the patterns of good and bad areas, whether those acres are naturally occurring or man-made. Changes in topography, soil drainage, weather, texture, nutrient levels, disease, and other environmental factors can help or hurt yield. Man-made patterns, while typically distinguished by their straight lines, can be the result of tillage practices, hybrid or variety changes, fertilizer or herbicide test strips, fungicide trials, or any other practice in the field which affects yield.
While it’s true that any analytics at this point would not help the freshly harvested crop, learning […]