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Variable Rate Mapping

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Variable Rate Mapping

With crop inputs being at an all time high, maximize your input value with variable rate management zones. Strategically placing your seed and fertilizer in field regions of higher productivity while conservatively reducing rates in regions of lower productivity will maximize your field economics. It all begins with establishing management zones followed by soil sampling. The soil sampling will help us understand current soil nutrient levels and allow us to develop a baseline for each zone for next year’s inputs. We understand the importance of making every dollar count; and zone management puts you back in the driver’s seat as we work with you to precisely place your seed and fertilizer to ensure they are being used to their fullest potential.


The process begins by utilizing satellite imagery and elevation. LIDAR imaging is also used to overlay field maps which places it on a 3-D platform for ground truthing. Once a solid foundation is established, yield data can then be cleaned up and incorporated into the images to solidify the variability throughout each field.

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