8 ways to use FluroSense Insights to make sense of your 2020 crop
As the season has ended in the corn-belt of the U.S., let’s look at how you can use FluroSense Insights to make sense of your data and better plan for the 2021 season.
1. Using Crop Stress to identify specific problems
You can use FluroSense Insights to make sense of last season’s data. Check out your crop stress detection history on your cornfields to identify any persistent corn rootworm problem areas and make adjustments to your spraying routine for this upcoming year.
2. Don’t let weather bring you down
This season in the corn-belt, harvesting was greatly impacted by the derecho storm. Harvesters were able to salvage corn crops by using sampling points to evaluate areas of the field that fared better in the storm and continued to track performance. The same method can be used in 2021 to track damage and salvage crops after bad weather.
3. Assess Trial Outcomes
You can also take a look back at your N-strips on your wheat fields to make more informed decisions for your 2021 nutrition program! By looking back at this data you will be able to determine which treatment worked best and which did not work as well.
4. Address Drainage Issues
As the 2020 season is over, it is time to decide where to address field drainage issues. Make sure that your recommendations are based on data! Look at Crop Stress reports after heavy rains for areas where water ponding caused damage.
5. Analyze Cover Crop Performance
You can use the Crop Biomass attribute to compare which cover crop mixes have had the best field cover in past seasons. Use this data to make more informed decisions in the 2021 season.
6. Determine Soil Sampling Zones
Were you capturing variability in your soil sampling grid this season? Look back at your field variability and productivity zones to determine sampling points on your farms and fields.
7. Determine if you need a fall herbicide
Should you consider a fall herbicide program next year? Look back at crop stress alerts on your soybean fields to identify weed pockets in May-early June.
8. Look back at Emergence Issues
For our customers harvesting grain – take a look back at early season Crop Performance Reports to check for emergence issues on your fields. Use FluroSense Insights to make sense of yield data.
Using these 8 FluroSense Insights, you will be better prepared for the 2021 season!
We offer all agronomists and growers wishing to improve their efficiency and productivity a set of sample reports on their fields – for FREE! If you want to learn all the lessons that 2020 had in store for you – get in touch!