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Gunz And Rows – Livestock and Soil Fertility

In last month’s Gunz and Rows we talked about soil sampling; when, how often, placement methods, interpolation and analysis. Taking periodic soil tests is key to knowing your farm’s “statement of accounts” so to speak. This is useful to know how much fertilizer to apply, usually in the form of commercial “chemical” fertilizer, like MAP, […]

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Granular Announces Agronomy Brand Consolidation and Realignment

Ag is an industry where continuous innovation is rewarded, which means evolution and change are inevitable for success. With that in mind, Granular is proud to announce that we’ll be consolidating our agronomy products and brands to accelerate our progress in this area. Agriculture software tools, like those offered by Granular and Encirca Services, help […]

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Gunz And Rows – What You Need to Know About Soils and Moisture

Everyone knows the foundation of growing a strong crop includes sunlight, warm temperatures, moisture, and soil. A seed is placed in the soil, imbibed with moisture, germinates with warm enough temperatures, and gathers energy from the sunlight. All four components work together, along with the seed genetics and proper management, to grow the crop out […]

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Four Mistakes to Avoid When Estimating Yields

Winter means planning and preparing for the coming growing season for many farmers, and here on the data science team we’re working with many of our farmer customers as they plan inputs and create financial forecasts based upon their yields and profits from previous years. In these times of low commodity prices especially, taking time […]

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Labor Woes? – Five Ideas for Finding the Help Your Farm Needs

Fall is an exciting time for many operations, as there’s no better validation of a successful growing season than bushels safe in a bin. But fall can also highlight operational shortcomings, such as not having enough help to bring in a crop safely and efficiently. No matter how you look at it, it’s logistically impossible […]

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Yield Data Errors Today, Yield Costs Tomorrow

Regardless of whether your yield data comes from your combine, grain cart, or from truck scales, each source has shortcomings that will not only influence your farm decisions but may also have a negative financial impact. This harvest growers will spend significant time and money chasing down accurate yield data from combine yield monitors, grain […]

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