Managing Inputs Based on Water Availability

November 5, 2018 2:12 PM

Variable-input technology (VIT) applies the most efficient amounts of inputs like fertilizer, seed, pesticides and water, to minimize cost and maximize yield. VIT takes into account the amount of water supply in each management zone so you can select the most appropriate hybrid. Farm Journal field agronomist Ken Ferrie states, “Assuming there are no other limiting factors, such as diseases or a nematode infestation, yield variations within a field usually are directly related to a soil’s ability to handle water.” Learn more about how to identify water issues from yield maps, the amount of water stored in your soils and how to match yield goals to water supply by reading the full article here!

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