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Variable-Rate Seeding Rides High
Mon Jan 7, 2013 02:34 PM CST

Variable-rate seeding (VRS) is a central part of the farming program at B.A. Farms, of Galva, Ill. Brian Corkhill and his father, Alan, have worked with VRS for five years. Each year's weather influences the results, but Brian says it boosts corn yields by an average of 7 bushels per acre on less-productive areas and by 4 bushels in high-yielding areas.

ZONE TARGETS

To fine-tune VRS, Corkhill works closely with consultants at River Valley Cooperative. As part of a precision agriculture program, each field is divided into "management zones" based on high-, medium- ...

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