Precision Ag is about placing the right inputs on the right parts of your field. You may spend the same amount of dollars you have in the past to grow a crop, but using precision Ag and related technologies lets you re-distribute those input dollars into different parts of each field. This gives you the best chance to maximize your return on investment as you apply your crop management plan to each part of your fields. CPI helps you place those input dollars by concentrating on five different but related areas of precision Ag including fertilizer, seed, irrigation, geographic information science (GIS), and new technologies.
- We’re streamlining the way we order grid samples, generate map-based application plans, and deliver fertilizer at different rates in different parts of each field. Planting plans can be customized for soil texture, elevation changes, irrigation plans, and other field variability.
- Variable rate irrigation and water management includes soil moisture and salinity probes allowing us to monitor water and N at different depths in the field. Irrigation plans can be tailored to the specific soil, elevation, and slopes in each 6 degree section of your field with 60 zones per pivot.
- GIS allows us to manage spatial data efficiently, including high resolution elevation models and the latest satellite imagery, to view variability within each field.
- We’re always evaluating new Precision Ag technology by researching new tools.
These related areas work together to help you place your crop inputs into parts of each field to improve your return on investment. You can access each of these tools separately, or packaged together when you become a member of our CPI300 program. We’re working to make precision Ag a normal part of agronomy at CPI. Look over the different options we offer and contact your local sales rep to learn more about how CPI can help you leverage your variable rate equipment to apply your site-specific crop management plans.