Getting the Most Out of Your Agriculture Data
The agriculture industry has entered a data revolution, where farmers and their teams are finding new ways to use it. Effective data management is crucial to take this step, and getting your data organized can increase overall efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Here are five steps that can help you manage your data.
- Prioritize Data: First, you must determine your priorities on the farm, which can vary greatly for each producer. With every team member wanting more focus on their data, it is key to make the decision up-front on what your top priorities will be for the next season.
- Understand Your Fields: It’s crucial to begin each season with an understanding of the state of your field. Data can help you create this picture. Through soil collection, sampling, field mapping, and variable rate technology, you can begin to decipher your field’s potential while adjusting your management plan.
- Calibrate Your Data: The first step when implementing your data management is to make sure you set everything up correctly. One main question to keep in mind when managing farm data equipment is how often it should be calibrated. No matter if you are dealing with yield monitors, spreaders, or sprayers, all equipment should be routinely calibrated.
- Simplify the Data Exchange: Data exchange does not happen solely between tractors, combines, and sprayers; it also occurs between team members as well.
Precision agricultural technology allows farmers to track their increasingly staggering amount of agronomic and equipment data. Farmers as well as their advisors are constantly discovering new ways to manage their data so they can make better, more informed decisions for their businesses.
For more information regarding harvest and equipment data, contact your local John Deere dealer.