Tag: AGRIS Cooperative

Corn School: What’s the Deal With Down Force?

Consistent planting depth and even emergence — it’s every corn grower’s goal, but it can be difficult to achieve. In this Corn School episode, AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan takes a close look at the impact planter down force can play in helping (or hindering) growers in their quest for an evenly spaced, picket fence… Read more »

Corn School: Planter Monitor Data Fuels 2016 Strategy

Harvest is in the homestretch and it’s time for farmers to start thinking about how the precision agriculture data they’ve accumulated can help build a winning strategy for 2016. In this Corn School episode, AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan looks at how farmers can combine performance data and field observations to diagnose issues that contribute… Read more »

Corn School: Building Management Zones with a UAV

It’s no secret that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have huge potential for the agricultural industry. In fact, for many companies, they are already serving a very valuable role, even as we continue to explore their potential applications. Not Just Toys: Adding Value with UAVs Chad Colby’s Top Tips for Integrating UAV Technology on the Farm… Read more »

Corn School: Making the Most of an Uneven Stand

Following frost and challenging weather conditions, it’s not uncommon to find wide staging variability in Ontario corn fields this year. Uneven development will complicate timing of fungicide and insecticide applications, notes Dale Cowan, senior agronomist with AGRIS Cooperative, in this installment of the Corn School. “You have to get an idea of what percentage of the… Read more »