Case Study: Tiling with Crop Intelligence
How to Drain Your Soil, Not Your Profits
No one wants their farmland to turn into a swamp. Unfortunately, this is one problem every farmer has likely had to deal with. After particularly heavy rain, most fields will experience some degree of flooding, but for some, that condition never goes away.
Waterlogged soil is responsible for tremendous crop loss across the country. Research by the University of Nebraska claims that poorly drained soil causes losses averaging around 15 bu/ac in corn, which, at the 2021 average price for corn, comes out to an $8,850 loss per hundred acres. But this cost is not restricted to reduced yields—it also includes lost time, increased fungicide requirements, and the necessity of replant.
This case study will examine a field in this very situation, that suffered from regular flooding and waterlogging, requiring hundreds of acres of replant and costing thousands of dollars in seasonal losses. In the span of a single year this field would make a near complete recovery, with minimal replants in 2021 and a massive expected yield boost. This was made possible by a large-scale tiling installation. By leveraging the powerful diagnostic capabilities of Intelinair’s AGMRI AI platform, the farmer was able to prove that there was indeed poor subsurface drainage, demonstrate that the yield losses justified the cost of the installation, and then enact an effective and efficient installation.
About IntelinAir, Inc.
IntelinAir, Inc., the automated crop intelligence company, leverages AI and machine learning to model crop performance and identify problems enabling commercial growers to make improved decisions. The company’s flagship product, AGMRI® aggregates and analyzes data including high resolution aerial, satellite, and drone imagery, equipment, weather, scouting, and more to deliver actionable Smart Alerts on specific problems in areas of fields as push notifications to farmers’ smartphones. The proactive alerts on operational issues allow farmers to intervene, rescue yield, capture learnings for the next season, and identify conservation opportunities for sustainable farming. Annually IntelinAir analyzes millions of acres of farmland, helping growers make thousands of decisions for improved operations and profitability. For more information, follow IntelinAir on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and visit https://www.intelinair.com/.
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