Using PRS™-Probe Technology for Crop Nutrition Planning
The PRS™ Nutrient Forecaster is a computer software program that utilizes PRS™ data by integrating the climate and soil conditions of that particular field to determine potential yields. As nutrient, climate, and soil conditions are adjusted with the PRS™ Nutrient Forecaster, producers can choose to increase or decrease the applied fertilizer to achieve the maximum, economic yield and net economic return.
Advantages of the PRS™ Nutrient Forecaster
The PRS™ Nutrient Forecaster was developed by Western Ag Innovations, and sub-licensed to Western Ag Labs, to assist farmers in making crop nutrition plans. Since the Forecaster™ is a software modeling program, is has some powerful capabilities unique to itself. These include:
- It is a powerful farm management tool - The Forecaster™ allows FSRs and farmers to virtually try out a variety of crop nutrition plans. The farmer can change a variety of factors simultaneously and the Forecaster will automatically update the yield potential, nutrient requirements, and economic assessment. Then, a customized plan can be made to optimize crop yields and manage price and weather risks.
- It has integrated nutrient interpretation - The nutrients in the soil are interrelated and have an impact on each other. Unlike traditional soil analysis and crop nutrition planning, the PRS™ Nutrient Forecaster accounts for integrated nutrients.
- It interprets PRS™-probe data - the PRS™ probe "sees what the plant sees" by simulating the roots of a plant. As such, the PRS™-probe measures the bio-available nutrients to the plant, and not just an index of the soil's nutrient content.