According to Scott Mueller, senior vice president, business development at CDMS, multi-tasking is coming to precision products in 2011. The trend today is to use multi-variant analysis in determining the correct hybrid, fertility and rate of each, says Mueller. Determinants for both will consider previous or mutli-year yield history as well as traditional soil texture, slope and other key soil characteristics. All of this requires the continued use, adoption and expansion of a precision ag management mindset.
With this in mind, CDMS is promoting its ADVISOR system in 2011. Through the capabilities of the ADVISOR Agronomy Management System from CDMS, producers, retailers, applicators and farm managers can geo-spatially manage, analyze and make decisions using our comprehensive and database driven web application, says Mueller. All critical crop input decisions, including planting, soil management, cultivation, irrigation, crop protection and harvest information can be managed in a single system.
In operation, the ADVISOR Agronomy System can assist in transforming quality and yield programs into a template for replicating agronomic successes. By providing the ability to utilize knowledge of proven practices to manage consistency and efficiency, ADVISOR can reduce the risk of yield and quality variability by using historical information as input for future success, says Mueller. ADVISOR supports state-of-the art crop input control strategies to manage fertilizer, crop protection, traits and seed treatments in an overall integrated management approach. The result is a decision support system that provides complete and targeted solutions to meet the most complex input requirements.
ADVISOR also combines the use of GIS mapping, geo referenced imagery, GPS collected data and other geo-data sources to provide a framework for managers to keep track of all inputs and activities to evaluate overall crop and site planning, assessing field variability and managing inputs to enhance seasonal results, he adds.