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Making Sense of Your Data

Making Sense of Your Data

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How BigYield.us is Collecting and Using Big Data

How BigYield is Collecting and Using Big Data

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Five Tips for Renters to Use When Interacting with Landowners

Five Tips for Renters

Recently, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service published findings from its Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) survey. Conducted during 2014, the survey involved gathering data from the 48 contiguous states. The survey found that agricultural producers had rented 353.8 million acres of land from landlords during 2014. Of the 353.8 million total rented acres, land rented from ... Read More »

BigYield.us Adopts Systems Approach to Data Collection, Management

Systems Approach to Data Collection

During 2015, BigYield.usTM focused on integrating its data collection and data management tools and simultaneously created a systems approach for its research and data program. Two hallmarks of the BigYield.usTM research and data program are drone imagery and precision farming tools. Drone technology enables the BigYield.usTM team to capture good geo-referenced pictures and maps that highlight plant health and condition. ... Read More »

BigYield.us Collects Soybean Harvest Data from BigSmartPlots

Soybean Data Collection

In October, the BigYield.usTM team harvested soybean test plots at the Farm Research Center in Garden City, Mo. One trial tested the effectiveness of two treatment alternatives for seven different soybean varieties. The following table summarizes the results. The two treatments are labeled as “in-furrow + foliar” and “in-furrow only.” Provided to both treatment groups at planting, the in-furrow application ... Read More »

Good Yields on Early Harvested Soybeans

Early Harvested Soybean

Good yields from first-harvested soybean surprised Missouri farmers this fall. After rain-delayed planting followed by late drought, growers didn’t expect much. “Yields have been surprisingly good from timely planted fields,” says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. Yields from later planted beans may be lower due to lack of rainfall during critical times. On Nov. 2, USDA reported ... Read More »

Get Good Data for Making the Best Decisions

Get Good Data for Making the Best Decisions

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Soil Sampling at BigYield.us

Soil Sampling at BigYield

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