A new year presents us with a whole new set of challenges and successes. Many of us are focusing on our New Year’s resolutions, looking to better ourselves, the lives of others, or setting new financial goals for the year. Whatever goal or accomplishment you’re working towards, sometimes reflecting on last year’s results is an excellent place to start. You may find yourself wondering, “what did I do well last year,” “what can I do better this year,” or possibly, “how can I be more productive?” As we finalize our plans for the 2023 crop year, questions like these help […]
We all have a phone with WAY more capabilities than we know how to use. FARMserver is no different. There are MANY tools and features you won’t know are there until you really need them and someone can show you how to use them. I have highlighted the two most valuable tools post-harvest below.
Bulk Post Calibrating Yield
Post-calibrating in FARMserver can be done in two ways; by individual harvest events or by selecting multiple fields and calibrating them all at once. For someone who has all their bushels determined for each field or knows what general percentage their monitor was off, […]
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 […]
Yield data. It’s the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when “precision ag” is mentioned. Yes, yield data is critical to precision agriculture. It’s the culmination of all your efforts throughout the year. The report card. The “good, the bad, and the ugly.” The map we use to analyze what we did and how it performed. But before we can really dig deep into the analytics, we must first put it into a usable format.
We like to say that FARMserver is “colorblind” when it comes to data, meaning we can upload data from just about any monitor or format […]
Located between our agronomy and weather alerts under notifications, we have introduced another new tool in FARMserver to keep you informed during the growing season, the high-priority situational alerts.
What is a high-priority situational alert? It is an alert delivered with high importance that provides timely information on specific agronomic conditions that could impact yield potential. Examples of these timely alerts are listed below:
What is a Situational Alert?
The following situations are a few examples of when you can expect to receive a Situational Alert, along with helpful agronomic recommendations:
Corn/Soybean Frost – Air temperatures reach 28 degrees or lower sustained for 3+ hoursCorn Crown […]
The wait is over to figure out what fields had how much wind, hail, and most importantly RAIN! But not just how much it rained: how much in the last 24 hours, since planting, and how much this year. FARMserver uses scoured radar generated rainfall amounts to accumulate the 24 hour, and date range totals, BUT if you have a Davis Instruments weather station, you can integrate with FARMserver and we will prioritize that data for any field within 0.5 mi radius of that station.
Having the ability to track when and where storms hit that bring […]
Across the Midwest, acres and acres of fields are planted in hopes of producing the best crop possible. Several factors influence these growing conditions, including product performance, input prices, management practices, soil types, and of course, weather. While we as farmers certainly cannot control all of those things, we can monitor our crops and do our best to make the best decisions with the resources we have. FARMserver’s scouting app is here to help with that.If you haven’t tried the scouting feature yet, let me share some of the functionality with you. For starters, you can access it from our website […]
With the month of May dwindling down, planters, field cultivators and anhydrous toolbars are cruising throughout the Midwest in a race to get this year’s crop planted. These can be hard times as the “marathon” of spring planting can wear down even the most experienced of us. Certain areas of the region have been blessed with favorable planting conditions, while others are still battling muddy fields and last-minute nitrogen applications. However, we cannot lose focus on what is left to be loaded into the planter, or the progress of the crops that are already emerging from the ground. FARMserver has […]
Do you ever wish your fields could talk to you? Well, with FARMserver’s Crop Growth Model that stages your crops and sends you in-season alerts, now they can! Take advantage of the “Integrations” in FARMserver to ensure that your planting data flows in and triggers your account to send in-season alerts relative to each growth stage. Making sure the “Integration” with your MyJohnDeere, FieldView, AgFiniti, AFS Connect, AGCO, or Slingshot account is set up before planting is imperative to ensure your data from 2022 imports into FARMserver without you ever having to touch a button.
If you don’t have an integration […]
Springtime is here, and planters are going to be rolling soon! While we know you’re busy with equipment preparations, we wanted to remind you about some software preparations as well.
Have you heard about our new Notification options in FARMserver?
Last summer, we rolled out the Growth Stage Model in FARMserver, and it was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback. Using the daily weather data that FARMserver automatically collects for each field, along with the planting date and relative maturity of your crop, FARMserver predicts the growth stage throughout the year. As conditions change, the Growth Stage changes too. It indicates the date […]