If yield varies across your field, shouldn't your seeding rate? Introducing FieldScripts®, a seed selection and variable rate seeding prescription designed to maximize yield potential. Using over 20 data layers to diagnose your unique on-farm conditions, FieldScripts delivers a customized prescription that you can execute easily and confidently, right from your cab.
Every grower knows that corn yield varies across the field. One area of the field might yield 200 Bu/Ac, while a neighboring area only yields 120. The difference is caused by variations in the field environment that have a negative effect on productivity. Variable rate planting can help address this issue, but identifying where changes occur in the field and adjusting planting populations accordingly has been more art than science. Further complicating the situation, each seed product reacts differently to variations in yield environment and population density.
With so many unknowns to contend with, most farmers simply plant one seeding rate across the field. But this means low-potential areas are overpopulated and high-potential areas are underpopulated, leaving untapped yield potential in your field.
Traditionally, variable rate seeding has been based on soil type or normalized yield, but these methods fall short of revealing the true picture of what is happening in the field.
FieldScripts provides a high-definition view of yield environments by evaluating more than 20 data layers to assess and diagnose each field, including: SSURGO soil data, topography, geospatially-referenced corn yield data, soil tests and revolutionary field testing.
Monsanto has developed an extensive database of seed performance across yield environments and populations.
By cross-analyzing Monsanto's database with your unique field information, Monsanto is able to identify what seeds best fit the field conditions, develop a map of yield-management zones, and write a variable rate prescription specific to the seed you choose.
By avoiding overpopulation in low-yield potential areas and increasing population in high-potential areas, FieldScripts optimizes yield potential across the field as a whole.
Consult with your local FieldScripts® Certified Dealer to collect field boundaries, yield history and soil test data. Data required: soil tests on 3 acres or less, referenced to a grid, within the past 3 years; 3 years of raw yield data that covers at least 85% of the targeted field. Requirements
Your data is cross-analyzed with Monsanto's performance-testing database to identify which seeds best fit the field conditions and create a variable rate seeding prescription specific to the recommended products. The FieldScripts are then sent to the dealer for evaluation and selection with the farmer.
Once a seed has been selected, the dealer transfers FieldScripts onto your iPad® device using the FieldView® Plus application. This application delivers the prescription to the 20/20 SeedSense® monitor, allowing for seamless, variable rate execution as the planter moves across the field.
The equipment needed for FieldScripts may already be on your farm. Required equipment (applies to new planters, as well):
FieldScripts® requires three years of yield data, so gathering information this year is essential to maximizing yield potential in 2014 and 2015.Plan for the future by capturing your yield data this fall from both corn and soybean fields.
Required Equipment for FieldScripts Delivery:
Use of Precision Planting® WaveVision® and
YieldSense™ Harvest Monitor are highly recommended for seamless data syncing.
Required Annual Planter Checkup to Ensure:
Please note that equipment standards are being worked on with original equipment manufacturers, and additional equipment could be certified for planters prior to the 2014 planting season. Many equipment companies run discounts on planting equipment prior to next planting season so plan ahead.
FieldScripts is available through Certified Dealers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota in 2014 in the DEKALB® brand.
Certified Dealers are the core of the customer experience, using specialized Monsanto training to guide you from start to finish. They serve as local agronomy experts and link boots-on-the-ground intelligence with Monsanto's extensive performance-testing insights to give you the best experience.
In addition to the support offered by Certified Dealers, assistance is also available through the 1-855-5-SCRIPT hotline, emailing email@example.com or mailing a letter to:800 North Lindbergh Blvd, B3NA, Attn: IFS, Saint Louis MO 63167
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Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year. This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible.
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