Harvesting and Managing Data for Agriculture. Dave Rhylander, Monsanto. Our Challenge We must get more out of each seed to feed the world. Today, the Farm Generates Volumes of Data and Information While the Farmer is Faced with Little Data Insight to Aide Decision Making. DECISIONS TO MAKE.
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Harvesting and Managing Data for Agriculture
Dave Rhylander, Monsanto
We must get more out of each seed to feed the world.
What farmers said . . .
1 IFS Farmer survey free response
Integrated Farming SystemsDelivering Field Specific Insights & Information To Help Farmers Improve Yield, Productivity and Reduce Risk Field Specific Insights & Information To Help Farmers Improve Yield, Productivity and Reduce Risk .
Orders of magnitude more data points/year to increase genetic gain
Agronomy Apps to enable Hybrid Selection & Mapping
+13% annual rate of gain
High Resolution yield monitoring with auto-calibration, harvest management, and compaction removal
Fertility & Disease Management
“Apps” for in-season custom application of supplemental late Nitrogen and Fungicides
Planter systems enabling variable rate seeding & row spacing of multiple hybrids in a field by yield management zone
Variable Rate Fertility
Variable rate N, P & K “Apps” aligned with yield management zones
What causes this variation and what can be done to address it?
New testing design
Old testing design
By field, a single corn hybrid recommendation and variable seeding rate prescription that maximizes the yield of every potential seed.
A Science-Based Plan For Every Seed.
2. Soil Sample data
a) For 2014, soil sample from 9/1/2009 or later
b) Sampling resolution must be 3 acres or less and referenced to a grid
c) Depth of sample must be 0-6” or 0-8”
d) Required soil data elements are:
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Population Range 30 - 41K
Population Range 28 - 40K
Population Range 28 - 42K
FIELDSCRIPTS PRODUCT FOR 2014 LAUNCH
5 -10 BU/AC
Learning from 2013 Trials
The use of the right data layers is important to the outcome and testing
of multiple data-management approaches confirms the power of
robust, high-resolution proprietary method over current offerings.
1. Data as of October 25, 2013. FieldScripts on-farm Ground Breakers trials across 62 locations. Results compare Ground BreakersFieldScripts trials against farmer’s normal planting practices.
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PLANTING-DATE AND HARVEST ADVISOR
PEST AND DISEASE IN-SEASON ADVISOR
TOTAL WEATHER INSURANCE