Advanced Agrilytics

Race To Canopy

Brownfield Ag News Series: Unlocking Potential with Advanced Agrilytics Check out video two of the Brownfield Ag News Series: Unlocking Potential with Advanced Agrilytics. Lead Agronomist Dan Emmert says it’s time to talk about the next biggest challenge: getting the crop out of the ground and off to a strong start. In this episode, Emmert […]

Successful Early Plant Soybeans

Brownfield Ag News Series: Unlocking Potential with Advanced Agrilytics Check out the first video of the Brownfield Ag News Series: Unlocking Potential with Advanced Agrilytics. Research Agronomy Lead, AJ Woodyard, shares his insights on how to be successful with early planted soybeans. In this episode, AJ discusses nodes, pods, seed weight impacts, and more. Watch […]

New Method to Unlock Soybean Potential: Variety Profile Index

Soybeans

Every new growing season brings great potential, but how do you make it a reality? For a successful soybean crop, it starts by understanding sub-field environments and how they impact yield, to answer the questions of why and how. This is the approach a team of researchers is taking to unlock the yield potential of […]

How to Scout for Common Foliar Diseases

Tar_Spot

In 2021, Illinois farmers saw an early uptick in tar spot outbreaks in corn across the state, says Erika Parker, precision agronomist at Advanced Agrilytics. In fact, she spotted the disease on July 22 in northern Illinois — one month earlier than typically experienced.

Why? A susceptible host, favorable environment and the pathogen occurred at the same time, and it just so happened to be one month ahead of previous years, which resulted in more people experiencing significant damage. The “disease pyramid” worked against crops and farmers last year.

To Fungicide or Not to Fungicide

corn growing

The questions are flowing through your head as you plan your fungicide program for the new crop year. What worked in 2021? Will fungicide fit in the budget against other input costs? Seth Logan, Advanced Agrilytics precision agronomist in southern Illinois, reminds farmers of the importance of fungicide in 2022.

A Different Approach to Seed Population, Hybrid Placement

Mature Corn

You sit down at your desk and reflect on the last crop season. Then you decide which hybrids worked for each field and whether to try something new. Through discussion with an agronomist, you choose which hybrid to plant, and then you decide on variable rate.

This is how many farmers and agronomists work through corn hybrid selection, says Seth Logan, Advanced Agrilytics precision agronomist in southern Illinois. But at Advanced Agrilytics, hybrid decisions are made based on a unique approach.

No Perfect Corn Planting Date

spring planting

It’s April 1. You have a recommended corn planting date of April 15 circled on the calendar. And if you’re not putting seeds in the ground on that day, then you feel like you’re already behind on the year’s crop. Don’t pretend you’re not guilty of this scenario — you’re a farmer; it’s just a natural instinct. And the planting date guideline is what you’ve heard from agronomists before. But you can relax, because the date on the calendar isn’t everything, says Erika Parker, Advanced Agrilytics precision agronomist in northern Illinois. You also need to consider soil conditions before planting corn and make those a priority.