When farmer-owner Andy Bracken volunteered to go on camera and discuss YieldPro’s proven success on his farm, we jumped on the opportunity to pay him a visit.
- Bracken Farms, Lapel, Indiana, has utilized YieldPro since 2004, finding success in many different areas of the program.
- Grid sampling has offered savings over time that have truly penciled out profitably for their farm.
- The expert and timely support that comes with YieldPro is the greatest benefit they’ve experienced over the years.
wasting money and history –
these two cover it all.
Watch this brief video to hear Andy Bracken, Harvest Land farmer-owner, and Steve Dlugosz, Agronomist, discuss the YieldPro benefits Bracken Farms have gained over the years.
Is it possible to transition your fall soil sampling to the spring? Of course! And there are many advantages in doing so, including:
- Avoid the fall rush
- Receive information back in plenty of time to work with YieldPro specialist throughout the summer to make a sound plan moving forward
- Consistent soil conditions in the spring, compared to following a dry summer
- And more!
Tune in to hear agronomist Steve Dlugosz and YieldPro Specialist Roger Boyd discuss the merits of spring soil sampling.
The variability of 2019 will not only affect the approaching harvest, but also the 2020 season.
- A well-calibrated yield monitor is one of the most powerful tools a grower can utilize to ensure success.
- YieldPro is the best way to analyze your soil to ensure you’re making the most precise application to save added expense.
- YieldPro has many benefits that you can take advantage of this fall to ensure you’re on the right path for 2020.
There is More:
We invite you to watch this brief video to hear Curt Naylor, Precision Manager, visit with agronomist Steve Dlugosz about the many benefits of YieldPro this harvest season.
Now more than ever, it is pertinent that growers manage their input costs wisely and Harvest Land has ways to help.
There are a variety of vendor offered programs for funding inputs. Some offer immediate cash discounts, or earnings on your investments to expand your purchasing power, others might offer reduced interest rates for funding with payments due at or near harvest time (matching payments with your cash availability) and some even offer 0% financing through harvest.
This week we wanted to talk about a cash flow management option that actually expands your dollar investment on the date you purchase the product using either your funds or optional borrowed funds. As programs rollout, we will be sure to keep you informed!
A second option we’d like to share with you is John Deere Financial’s Special Terms.
John Deere Financial is about more than just financing equipment, parts and repairs. Watch this video for an introduction to Special Terms Financing through John Deere Financial available through Harvest Land. Special terms financing may be available for the financing of your crop and farm fuel inputs purchased through Harvest Land.
The Special Terms programs provide repayment terms targeted to match cash flow timing and special interest rates on many ag inputs. Utilize the input finance calculator to assist you in selecting the right choice for your input financing.
We highly encourage you to reach out to your YieldPro Specialist to review these options and ensure you’re maximizing your cash flow options as we roll into 2020.
Input Finance Calculator
Planned programs are the only way to control this weed – there is no longer an easy button! Waterhemp isnt your average weed and has 1.5 times more seeds than other pigweed varieties and can grow one to two inches per day. Consider developing a program with your agronomist that is specific to your farm so you are prepared for when you first see the weed.
Waterhemp has been around for a number of years, coming in our area from the west, but unfortunately it’s not on growers’ radar until it’s on their farm for three or so years. Scout early and often, the key to controlling waterhemp is to make applications while it is still small. Waterhemp begins to grow as soon as the soil warms and the sun is out.
A combination of residuals (they stay in the soil) and post-emergence application are key. But don’t get too comfy after treating it once, waterhemp grows in flushes and it may take more than one application to control it.
Click below to watch Agronomist Steve Dlugosz and YieldPro Specialist Mark Richey talk about waterhemp and what farmers can do to prevent the weed.
With several days of cool, dry weather, harvest is wrapping up at lightning speed. But the work isn’t over, yet.
Let’s talk weeds.
Certain species of weeds are getting more aggressive – which means your crop protection plan needs to, also. Act now and knock out Marestail at seedling stage to prevent future issues. Fall burn down is efficient, effective and timely.
When the crop comes off the field is the ideal time to take care of this predictable problem. Watch the video below to learn more about aggressive weed control from our agronomist Steve Dlugosz.
Contact your YieldPro Specialist today to get rolling on prevention.
Our 2018 Answer Plot, held on August 15 at our Pershing Plot, had a tremendous turnout. We were excited to spend the morning with our farmer-owners to offer agronomic insight and technology updates to so many.
This Photo Friday covers the event. Enjoy a look at the day:
All photos taken by Dusty Mayberry, Support Staff at our Mt. Summit location. We’re grateful for her many talents!
This week we gained this awesome resource from our partners at Winfield regarding the 2018 crop report. We’d like to share this insight with you. It offers crop update to this point in the season, but also a comparative look at 2018 to previous years.
If you have questions or want to make an in-season decision at your operation, don’t hesitate to contact your YieldPro Specialist.