Sep 13, 2018
It’s no secret that we are in the midst of a lean farm economy. From low commodity prices to high input costs, every dollar spent on the farm needs to be scrutinized. A great way to scrutinize your input dollars is to create a profitability map of each field to see where you are getting the best return on your input investment. Yield map data is used in conjunction with your crop inputs to see which parts of fields are paying your bills and which parts may need a change in management practices. The more years of yield data you have the more you can evaluate your ground over time.
Profitability maps can provide valuable insight towards evaluating your current variable rate program. If you are not using variable rate technology on your farm, these maps can show help justify whether your farm could benefit from investigating in variable rate technology. Growers are sometimes surprised about where their “best” areas in the field are located.
There are many programs on the market to help put these kinds of maps together, so work with your agronomist to find one that works for you. Here at Full Circle Ag, we utilize the R7 tool and our Optimized Acre Program to make these maps and give you a better understanding of how your inputs are working for you. Don't hesitate to reach out to any one of our representatives for more information. We'd love to help.
Britton Agronomy Manager