Precision Planting's real-farm environment
We're looking at farming practices all season and sharing our experiences.
300 acres of agronomy. One location.
Located in Pontiac, Illinois the Precision Technology Institute consists of over 75 active test plots on over 300 acres. We are digging into the questions that matter to your farm.
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Corn Yield Estimation
What is the most accurate way to estimate corn yield? Jason Webster outlines the most common practice, and then a new one that you can apply to your fields pre-harvest.
Visit this summer
Have you ever wondered if certain farming practices really pay? Us too! That’s why we created the Precision Technology Institute. The only place you can test drive farm equipment and see the results of what it can do.
Nitrogen Management Study
When is the best time to apply Nitrogen? We’re looking at the traditional “weed and feed” program compared to a “planter applied” program. Get the full update from Jason Webster on how the plots are looking in corn… and soybeans.
Soybean Planting Date Study
Should you plant soybeans earlier? There’s been a trend over the past five years for growers to plant soybeans earlier. We’re doing a soybean planting date study for the second year in a row.
Too Much Down Force
What does it look like when there's too much down force compared to the right amount?
Seeing Big Differences
We're seeing some big differences in this plot. 3 Gal 10-34-0 in center and 5 Gal 6-20-4 in wings applied with FurrowJet.
Planting with Film
By applying film over the row we're able to increase soil temperature and heat units, decreasing the time it takes to get seed to emerge.
Precision Technology Institute
Check out aerial footage of the Precision Technology Institute. Over 50 plots are currently being planted on over 200 acres.