When harvest data is collected, we can finally analyze how different rates affected yield in different productivity zones. To do that, you need to upload a yield map to the platform. Just drag it to the browser window or click 'Upload data' in the 'Data from equipment' tab of the field report. The app will do everything for you!
How to interpret trial results
The app will generate a report that shows how much was harvested in each zone when using different rates. With this information in hand, you'll be able to determine the best rates for each zone.
Let's take a look at the example
We've decided to plant our field with corn. Our agronomist determined the standard seeding rate based on prior experience to be 74,000 seeds/ha.
As we can see from the table, in the low-productivity zone, the highest yield was achieved with a seeding rate of 70,000 seeds/ha. We can conclude that the low rate worked best. Decreasing the seeding rate led to increased yield. Planting 74,000 seeds/ha in this area doesn't make sense. In fact, we even lost yield.
In the high-productivity zone, the situation is quite the opposite. By increasing the seeding rate, we managed to achieve higher yield. In this case, the planting costs were worth it.
The map shows yield distribution on the field. Hover the mouse over the area you want to see to find out how much was harvested in each part.
Data from trials (rates, control strips, yield map) will be stored in the platform forever for each individual field. After you select a field from the list, you'll be able to remember what was planted or fertilized from season to season (and how) and what the results were. This information can be used for reports. Or to brag to your colleagues!
We'd appreciate any feedback you have about the app and trial results. Please tell us whether the platform is user-friendly, which additional features would be useful, what may not have been clear, and anything else you can think of. You can also tell us how much you were able to save on inputs and earn on increased yield! Please e-mail us at email@example.com.