Over the past nine years, the Ag Technology team at Crystal Valley has been working diligently to create variable rate seed prescriptions for our growers. Over that time, our team has done extensive research and trials in order to refine their approach. Today, the team has extensive, trusted results to assist in maximizing the potential in both corn and soybean fields.
While the benefits of variable rate seeding (also known as advanced scripting) seem endless, here are our team’s top three advantages to leveraging this approach.
01. Increased Yield
Our rigorous research and data show that growers have seen an average of 7bu yield in corn by having the correct population. Understanding each zone within your field and maximizing the capacity in each area can make a direct impact on your operation’s revenue.
02. Seed Efficiency
VRS allows growers to push population where soil can handle it, and reduce population in areas that can’t. This ensures that you can maximize the prime areas of each field, while not wasting seed cost in areas with lower production.
03. Continuous Enhancement
Partnered with the Crystal Decisions data-driven approach, VRS can be continuously enhanced, allowing you to manage your “field variability, soil variability, and management zones” (Macisaac, Climate FieldView) effectively. That information you collect each season will work to optimize your plan each year, and set you up for success each harvest.
To learn more about variable rate seeding, explore this article from Michigan State University Extension, or connect with our knowledgeable team today.