Agronomic Technology Corp announces the immediate availability of an integration between Adapt-N® and the John Deere Operations Center. This integration makes it even easier for farmers and agronomists to get Adapt-N’s leading nitrogen diagnostics, insights, and in-season recommendations, then apply those recommendations in the field using John Deere equipment.
When Illinois Grower Jeremy Wilson hit the farm conference circuit these past two years, one of his talks was always packed out — the story of his intense nitrogen management approach. His opening statement declared, “If you’re not applying nitrogen three times a year, you need to re-think your nitrogen plan.” While many may view such a program as extreme, the current value of and methods for split application deserve a look.
Use of in-season applications has been a common practice in the humid regions of the U.S. — and is becoming even more prevalent — especially along the East Coast, notes Dr. Harold van Es, Professor at Cornell University and lead inventor of the Adapt-N nitrogen modeling program. Environmentally sensitive areas like the Delmarva Peninsula have long committed to spring and in-season application.
He’s flying essentially solo these days with business support from his wife Jennifer, but Erich Eller has big dreams for his precision agronomy consulting service, ForeFront Ag Solutions. He can visualize clearly a pathway to steady growth, a full-time support staff, and satisfied grower customers, pleased with the value Eller creates and open to new ideas. One key goal is nitrogen optimization, and an important tool has been the Adapt-N system.