FarmLogs has announced the FarmLogs Research Network, the first nationwide large-scale, on-farm research network of its kind. Dedicated to organizing and conducting unbiased research and independent analysis, the collaborative program, open to row crop farmers across the country, will accelerate agronomic learning cycles, influence FarmLogs’ product development and improve prescriptive recommendations for FarmLogs customers.
Utilizing technology to automatically capture and analyze on-farm trial data from different geographic environments in near real-time, the network will empower growers to easily experiment and discover scientifically valid management practices. It will also enable farmers to quickly and accurately prove how specific input decisions, management practices and new products and technologies impact their bottom line. FarmLogs will develop and set up trial protocols, aggregate and analyze the data, and offer support to growers along the way.
“This is an entirely new approach to on-farm research,” said Dr. Tracy Blackmer, VP of Science at FarmLogs. “We’re not only crossing state lines with our large-scale unprecedented replications, but we’re also addressing several barriers that traditional research networks have been unable to break through. With our focus on independence, and with no geographic, vendor, product or technological limitations, we’re able to offer a more authentic and accurate way to analyze trial data. The rate at which growers will be able to test, learn from and implement new management practices will be monumental.”
Now with over 23% of the country’s row crop acres under management, FarmLogs will look to its community of over 100,000 growers to decide on the specific production and profitability topics and field tests that will be conducted in 2017. FarmLogs invites growers who are interested in learning from and participating in the research trials to visit the FarmLogs booth #2636 at Commodity Classic.
Blackmer will host a What’s New Session, “Why It’s Time To Farm For Profit, Not Bushels” at Commodity Classic on Friday, March 3 at 2:30 in Room 213AB.