Precision Ag Services to Boost ROI

Sep 12, 2023

Precision ag maximizes investments in crop inputs with accurate Rx
At the top of Federated service offerings is grid soil sampling and variable rate prescriptions (Rx). “This is our highest level of service,” said Kevin Carlson, Federated’s agronomy sales manager.
The best return on investment (ROI) for fertilizer and lime applications comes with variable rate applications based on grid soil sample results (that is, precision ag). Using Federated’s FieldAlytics® app, it’s possible to accurately “pick up the variations in the fields” and then assess them in conjunction with field history – soils, crops, fertilizer, etc. “We can see what was done in the past and we can see what’s needed,” he said.
“The ‘big three’ [nutrients] are pH and the non-mobile nutrients of phosphorous and potassium,” said Carlson. (Nitrogen and sulfur, the mobile nutrients, aren’t assessed with soil testing.) Grid soil sampling allows Federated Agronomists to take recommendations for variable rate (VR) applications to the highest level. While these precision ag services “comes with a price tag,” he said, VR technologies can create a “higher level of productivity” for growers. Ultimately, the proof is in improved crop yields.
Growers who subscribe to Federated’s grid sampling and VR prescription services can also engage Federated’s custom spreading services; all of Federated’s machines are capable of variable rate lime and variable rate fertilizer application. For those growers who have similar capabilities with their own equipment. Federated can provide the Rx using the FieldAlytics app.
Talk to your Federated Agronomist about stepping up to Federated’s precision ag services. Get customized Rx for your farm using the latest technologies for the best ROI.

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