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The goal of our precision ag program at Southeast Farmers is to provide the precision services you need to manage inputs, boost yields and increase returns from each acre.
We offer the Climate FieldView program, which provides the ability to collect, sort, analyze and apply environmental and production data. FieldView gives you the ability to:
- View planting dates, population and variety information from many platforms
- Build planting prescriptions based on multiple variables at your fields entrance
- Utilize field imagery to improve in-season scouting
- View rainfall or detect hail through the weather app
New applications are being constantly added to the FieldView platform. The latest is FieldView Drive™, which allows you to transfer data directly from your John Deere or Case IH equipment to your FieldView account. You can collect, store and view field map data in a single mobile tool in real time.
Another FieldView feature, Nitrogen Advisor, allows you to stay on top of changing conditions that impact nitrogen availability in your fields. Simply input information on your nitrogen applications and Nitrogen Advisor does the rest. It takes into account pre-plant applications, soil type, soil cec, organic matter, rainfall and temperature, then alerts you to areas of nitrogen deficiency within your field. And the data flow from you to your production advisor is seamless.
Variable Rate Technology (VRT)
Putting nutrients right where they’re needed in precisely the right amounts is the key benefit of variable-rate application technology.
The first step is grid sampling to determine exactly which nutrients are lacking, optimal or oversupplied within each grid. Once we have the lab results, we use the information to create prescriptions and an application map for each nutrient. That map is uploaded into our VRT applicator, which has four compartments that correspond to the different nutrients. These compartments dispense the product according to the prescription, placing nutrients where you need them and not where you don’t.
As a result, fertility is increased on acres that are capable of higher production and maintained on less productive acres. The end results are reduced input costs and increased productivity.
Grid Sampling—Brian Rupp