Capturing Yield Data in FARMserver

Capturing Yield Data in FARMserver

Harvest season is here, and combines are in full swing! We know this is a busy time of year, and we pray you are finding positive yields across all your acres. Since yield data is what we use to evaluate management decisions over the year, we wanted to offer up a few reminders concerning yields in FARMserver.

Good data in means good data out, and we always encourage harvest monitor calibration for each crop at least once during the season. We also know moisture changes can affect calibration, so as a reminder, post-calibration at the field level is available in FARMserver! […]

FARMserver Updates: Scouting Tips and Reminders

FARMserver Updates: Scouting Tips and Reminders

At this point in the growing season, crops are out of the ground and growing well. Planting, fertilizer, and spray data has been downloaded from the monitors and uploaded to FARMserver for recordkeeping. The morning coffee routine involves watching the BAM weather video and checking the Growth Stage Summary on your FARMserver Dashboard. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to update that FARMserver App and scout some fields!

FARMserver has dedicated scouting features in both the website and the iOS app. On the website, jump in the Field Focus view for any field in your account to add (+) […]

Early Season Scouting

Early Season Scouting

Planting (and some replanting) is complete, and it’s time to make some important in-season decisions for your crop! And because FARMserver stores all your planting data, you can now put that data to work. If you don’t have a planting monitor, you can manually add your planting date and relative maturity data for each field into your account.

Once you have your planting data into FARMserver, the new Crop Growth Model will track the progress of your crop, field by field! You will see what growth stage each of your fields is at based on planting date, maturity, and how many […]

Drone Success Tips

Drone Success Tips

As spring approaches many growers find themselves preparing equipment for a fast-paced planting season.  One piece of equipment that is often overlooked is their drone.  Nothing is more frustrating than to need data, drive to the field, open the case and find a drone that will not function.  Below are some tips for successful drone operation. That can mostly be done in your office or shop on a cold or rainy day.

 

Charge and check batteries
Charge transmitter
Check your case to make sure no one has “borrowed” needed tablet or phone cabling.
Make sure the operating system on your tablet or phone is […]

FARMserver Features for Planting Efficiency

FARMserver Features for Planting Efficiency

March is almost here and spring is right around the corner! During your spring preparations, we wanted to remind you of a few tools in FARMserver to help make things go smoother once your finally get to put that planter in the ground.

The Management Zone Creator is a great tool to use when designing variable rate planting or application recommendations. Use your historic yield data, soil types, elevation, soil test results, or any combination of those layers to build the zones in your field, assign the rate you need for each zone, and if you have the space, throw in […]

Management Zones Made Easy!

Management Zones Made Easy!

January: a time when people make New Year’s resolutions. Let FARMserver help you make a New Year’s resolution for your farm with increased bushels and managed inputs! FARMserver gives you the power to manage the placement and rate of your inputs using the data you are already collecting on your farm.  These layers include: yield, soil tests, soil types, Sentera drone imagery, elevation and more. Instead of wondering what equation you should use and where to start, let Beck’s and FARMserver help guide you where to start.  We have a dealer team who are well versed in our product line-up […]

New Feature Alert

New Feature Alert

New FARMserver feature alert!  We have a new 24-hour weather feature that will display regionalized data for rain totals, max hail size, and maximum wind gusts.  These annotations get more precise the further you zoom in on your Field Map.  This feature will allow you to prioritize scouting and field work based on moisture and wind events in the last 24 hours.  Located under the field names in the “Data Layers” pane, this feature is only available in the current calendar year.  When viewing the FARMserver website on your mobile device, the option will show up on the bottom side […]

FARMserver Updates: Seed Planning Tool

FARMserver Updates: Seed Planning Tool

Our 2020 Field Shows were huge successes, and we want to thank every one of you who came to visit! Several hundred farmers came to our Iowa, Minnesota, and Indiana sites to take home some ideas from the Practical Farm Research (PFR)® plots, learn about the new products for 2021, and take advantage of some early order seed discounts. If you didn’t make it to capture those early order discounts, don’t fret! There is still time, and the Seed Plan in our precision farming software can help.

On the left side of the dashboard in your FREE FARMserver® account, click on […]

FARMserver Updates: In-Season Scouting

FARMserver Updates: In-Season Scouting

In-season crop scouting is the proactive way of getting your questions at harvest time answered. Questions like, “why is this spot in the field yielding 20 bushels less?” Getting your boots-on-the-ground during the growing season is the best way to get these answers.

For instance, the scouting notes you take in the beginning of June might show sidewall compaction or anhydrous burn. Being able to log and keep track of these notes can be confusing and time-consuming, but FARMserver® is here to help! Instead of juggling notebooks, pens, and phones in the field or trying to find flags and stakes weeks […]

Measuring Early-Season Nitrogen

Measuring Early-Season Nitrogen

Digital technology is changing the face of agriculture, giving us more information at a faster pace and with greater precision than ever before. With advanced analytics and modeling, farmers use information to help them make more informed decisions. Increasing nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) has been, and continues to be, a high priority for many stakeholders. For farmers, any gain we can make in NUE provides environmental benefits as well as increased return on investment (ROI).

 

Pre-plant nitrogen (N) applications may be less stressful and more efficient in terms of balancing workload. Still, applying all of your N upfront is not the […]