Stand Counts and Spray Applications

Stand Counts and Spray Applications

As we move into the planting season, it is important to remember some of the key factors that limit yield. It is widely accepted that population is at the top of the list. It would stand to reason that without plants, there is not much you can do to preserve or create yield. Assessing population has been a challenging task considering the time constraints of spring. We can now use drones, models like the Phantom 4 or newer, to quickly and accurately assess the population of a field.

The process works by flying a drone at an altitude of 50 ft. […]

Turn Your Data into Dollars

Turn Your Data into Dollars

We’re always looking for ways to make things more efficient, profitable, and sustainable. One of the major challenges we face as farmers is making the decision to purchase a new technology for our planter, sprayer, or combine. Then, after our purchase, the challenge is in determining if it’s providing us with the advertised return on investment (ROI).

An innovative way Beck’s is helping farmers succeed is with the ROI Tool in FARMserver®. The ROI Tool is an easy-to-use system that helps determine profitability at the farm level with the capacity to dial down to an acre-by-acre analysis. It can identify and […]

Automated Harvest Yield Reports

Automated Harvest Yield Reports

Harvest time is a busy time, but FARMserver® is here to help keep you stay on top of your data game! Beck’s just recently announced a new feature to FARMserver that will be available for the 2019 harvest season; automated yield reports.

Each Saturday morning, FARMserver will automatically send an email to the account owner with a summary of the prior week’s yield maps. These maps display average yield, harvested acres, average moisture, and so much more. Not only will these reports include individual yield maps by field, but there will be a complete summary of all 2019 harvest data to […]

New Seed Selection Tool Now Available

New Seed Selection Tool Now Available

The new and improved Seed Selection Tool in FARMserver® is one more way that Beck’s continues to help farmers succeed. Relaunched just in time for the 2020 seed purchasing season, this upgraded tool now comes with several new features for all operations, whether they have data uploaded or not.

Typically, when ordering seed, farmers first look at the hybrids that work best in their geography and then take a deeper look at each individual field to determine product placement. FARMserver mimics this process but takes it even further.

Using an eight-question filter, FARMserver helps users take a broad list of available products […]

Beck’s FARMserver Partners with Sentera

Beck’s FARMserver Partners with Sentera

Beck’s is excited to announce that it’s precision farming platform FARMserver® has partnered with Sentera to simplify the process of uploading drone imagery into FARMserver. Users will no longer have to rely on tagging screenshots of drone captures to their scouting notes. If you are flying with Sentera’s FieldAgent, uploading your images is now easier than ever before.

Just in time for the 2019 scouting season, FARMserver users can now transfer all their monitor data and their Sentera drone imagery into their account. Using the Integrations feature in FARMserver, simply link your two accounts together for a seamless wireless transfer of […]

Seeing Profitability With The ROI Calculator Tool

Seeing Profitability With The ROI Calculator Tool

Looking ahead to the 2019 growing season, profitably should be on the mind of every farmer. Some questions that might be top of mind include: “Will it be more profitable to plant corn or soybeans? From fertilizer programs, nitrogen decisions, chemical programs, to seed, what is the magic recipe for profitably for 2019?” Knowing that every farm and field is different, there aren’t always easy answers to those questions.

A Tool to Help

The Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator Tool in FARMserver® is available to help you plan for any scenario across each farm and field. When logged in, you can choose an […]

Soil Test Pro Now Integrated with FARMserver

Soil Test Pro Now Integrated with FARMserver

 

Since the inception of FARMserver®, one feature has been requested more than any other… the ability to import soil test information into FARMserver.

After listening to feedback from our customers, we took a long, hard look at some of the major players in the soil sampling industry to determine what best fit their needs.

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Soil Test Pro out of Murray, KY.  Throughout their 14 years in business, Soil Test Pro has provided customers with the most flexibility when it comes to soil sampling and fertility recommendations. Not only does Soil Test Pro […]

ROI CALCULATOR NOW AVAILABLE

ROI CALCULATOR NOW AVAILABLE

We are excited to announce the release of another valuable update to FARMserver®, our precision farming software. The Return on Investment “ROI” Calculator, users can now view average profit or loss per acre on their operation based on Purdue University’s Crop Cost and Return Guide. Market Prices for both corn and soybeans are automatically updated every 15 minutes to match the Chicago Board of Trade prices.

FARMserver subscribers can now view return on investment numbers as a percent of overall costs or as a cost per bushel analysis. Users can also update any of the calculator values with their own input costs […]

FARMserver – New Release

FARMserver – New Release

Field Analytics on MapView

This feature will allow the customer/dealer/salesperson to view yield information on screen without having to print yield maps and summaries. This feature will give you (by crop) Yield by Field, Yield by Hybrid, Yield by Soil Type, Total Bushels, Avg Moisture and Average Seed Rate.   This yield information changes, depending on what fields you have selected. So if you have 5 out of 25 fields selected, all of the averages are for the 5 you have selected. If you do not select anything, it will give you yield information for the entire operation. (The MapView image example to […]

Get Your Scout On

Get Your Scout On

Now that that planting season is winding down in the majority of the territory, it is time to get out in the field see how the crop is progressing. Field scouting should be at the forefront of all of our minds. Let’s just see how well the planter planted, what kind of weed pressure we have, and what kind of stand do we have in the field. Over the past few weeks, we have released several new and exciting tools to our FARMserver scouting app to help farmers be more efficient with their time in the field. Everything we build […]