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How Valuable Are Yields Maps from 2011?

December 23, 2011
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete

 

In episode 13 of Corn College TV season 2, Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie answers a farmers question if this year’s yield maps are worth using for fine-tuning field management.
“It still surprises some farmers, but the most valuable yield maps are from a dry year and a wet year,” he explains. “It’s the details provided by extreme conditions that can help fine-tune management.”
He says that maps collected from dry conditions are most valuable in planting prescription maps to dial in population rates.
Learn more about how you can use your yield maps in episode 13 of Corn College TV.

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