Put Planting Data to Work for Better Decisions All Season Long

Planting is nearly done, and soybeans are overtaking corn in 2022.

According to the Prospective Plantings report released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), surveyed producers intend to plant a record 91.0 million acres of soybeans in 2022, making up for the 4% drop in corn acres to be planted (89.5 million acres). Assuming all goes well, the planted soybean acres in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin will be the largest on record.

Whether you chose corn or beans, remember that the planting data collected by your cab monitor can help inform critical decisions this growing season to get the most yield and profit from your crop – but only if it’s uploaded to Granular Insights*.

What Can Planting Data Tell Me?

With your seed in the ground and planting data uploaded, Granular Insights can tell you what’s going on in your fields, and whether what you’re actually seeing measures up to what you should be seeing based on your as-planted data. Even better, those insights are instantly available in the field, via mobile and web.

Field by Field Weather

Know in seconds what crop stage each field is at so you can make the necessary planting, irrigation and side-dress decisions in real time.

  • See rainfall amounts by field – either since the field was planted or within the last 24 hours
  • Track growing degree units (GDUs) since planting date to easily identify your field’s crop stage

As-Planted Summary

By knowing what seed was planted, when, where and at what rate, you and your advisors can quickly validate whether the products you planted are meeting expectations. Throughout the growing season, any time you step in a field, you’ve got the data to inform what you are currently seeing and a better understanding of what you should be seeing. 

  • Use the Variety Map as you scout areas of a field and know what’s planted
  • Reference the Seeding Rate Map to see how rate varies across a field
  • Use Planting Date by field to identify stand establishment differences and target potential issues

Directed Scouting

Available as an add-on to Granular Insights, Directed Scouting crop health imagery helps you catch and correct issues faster, with near daily, 3-meter resolution satellite imagery and weekly Scout Priority email alerts on where to scout first. 

  • Access two views, true color and vegetation index, for a quick ranking of crop health and easy threat ID
  • Use the In Season Change ranking to identify the fields with the most to least change to determine if a weather event, fertility miss, even mechanical issue could be impacting a crop
  • Use the Field Variability ranking to see if factors like soil type, weather, and fertility might impact varieties in a field differently
  • Quickly identify areas that are potentially at risk before you head out to the field in order to make the best use of your time

Field Notes

This is the easiest way for your team, advisor or agronomist to capture and share observations in the field (combining functionality from the Pioneer Seeds mobile app into Granular Insights). Field Notes are cataloged within Granular Insights, providing ready access to notes by date from across the operation as well as by individual field.

  • Drop a geo-referenced pin into each note to pinpoint the exact area of concern
  • Share observations as you see them, with the option to add photos and recommendations

Report Books

With your planting data uploaded, you can easily generate reports on your farm and by field, to share as-planted data with your key advisors. 

Another benefit? Accurate record keeping is key to getting paid if something goes wrong. Today, many crop insurance providers allow precision farming data for reporting purposes, including accurate planted acreage per unit and the farm serial numbers (FSNs) planted to the insured crop.

Learn more about how Granular Insights can help you see, all season long, what’s working and what isn’t.

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* We make it as easy as possible to get your data uploaded and will cross-check it on our end. No matter what color tractor you use (see our list of supported monitors), we can get your data in – either through manual upload or wireless integrations with the John Deere Operations Center and for AgLeader customers with Agfinity Essential accounts

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