Mine the Data
Wed Feb 25, 2015 03:45 PM CST

When Mike Anderson reviews precision-farming data this winter, he won't just be reviewing what happened on the operation he runs with his father-in-law, Andy Russell. He'll be able to see, in some detail, the inputs and results on more than 40,000 acres from 25 other farms in his northwest Iowa region. That data may help him make decisions for his own operation.

"For one thing, when I look at everyone else's yields on the maps, that helps tell me, for instance, what seed-population adjustments might be justified on different soil types," said Anderson, ...

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