TractorWise

Yield and moisture variability was extreme during the harvest of 2014 — the year that fourth-generation farmer Tim Malterer became convinced that modeling pays off. For his corn, Malterer considered soil, moisture and other conditions when calculating that he’d need to add 20 to 30 pounds of N per acre. But when he turned to Nitrogen Advisor from The Climate Corp., the software recommended adding 40 to 50 pounds. Malterer applied those amounts to different areas during his second sidedressing. In areas ...