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4 Reasons to Use Agrible's Retailer Services

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With a myriad of different technologies, apps, and devices available, the ag industry is constantly looking for easy access to quick, one-stop-shop connections or locations to perform all functions for their operation.The good news is that we can give your agricultural community the insights, services, and connections it needs to make decisions easy and sustainable, and your operations seamless. At Agrible, our passion for the ag industry is deeply rooted in helping our customers bridge together parts of this larger agricultural community through our platform. Not only is this connection important to us, it’s something we continue to do well.

Want to know more? Here are 4 reasons you should start using Agrible:

Real-Time Insights

Real-time agronomy is the most efficient and profitable approach to growing sustainable crops on the farm. Our platform marries the latest sustainability metrics with predictive analytics and real-time agronomy into products and service recommendations. In addition, our early alert systems for nutrient and disease management helps in this larger commitment to ensure the global sustainability of agriculture. These real-time insights empower you to make real-time sustainable decisions.

Local Agronomic Knowledge and Expertise

It’s no secret that we have several growers and agronomists on staff. Why? Because, doing so enables Agrible to remain on the forefront of ag technology. Agriculture is at the heart of what we do, so it’s important that we’re providing you with cutting-edge software that simplifies your job.

Next Generation Communication

We work in an industry that requires instant access to information, and one of our top priorities is connecting our customers to the information and insights they need. With Agrible, you will enjoy seamless communication with your customers to schedule and complete full agronomic services. Looking to drive action sales digitally? Our two-way customer interaction and messaging system can help with that.

Return on Investment

Cultivating customer relationships is the foundation of making a solid business investment. Our suite of services is here to help you build those relationships, enhance future recommendations and services, and ultimately, help you protect your customers’ investment. With Agrible, all agronomic services are scheduled, processed, and displayed for you and your customers, so you can easily review their cost of production and returns on investments for the products and services you are recommending.

 

Looking for the insight to decide? Visit our Ag Retailer Product Page to join our evolution of agriculture.

Precise Rainfall Measurements

Precise Rainfall Measurements

Accurate rainfall measurements are invaluable to growers. That’s why our Rainfall product is such a cornerstone of Morning Farm Report, the online delivery infrastructure for all of our products. When we release Morning Farm Report in early 2015, we’re confident that growers will benefit from Rainfall and all the other data we provide. There are many companies out there that provide rainfall measurements, so what makes ours any different? Well, we’re a team of big data scientists, so we decided to go a bit bigger with our rainfall visualizations.

Weather Variability and Macro-Agronomy

Weather Variability and Macro-Agronomy

A few days ago we talked about weather and Micro-Agronomy, now we are going to look at a bigger scale. 

Besides knowing how local weather affects their own yields, growers also want information that will help them optimally market their crop. For this we need to know how weather is affecting crops across the entire Corn-Belt, not just in our backyards. Is there predictive weather information that can help? Is it possible to correlate historic temperature or precipitation data with crop prices in a way that would help us know, perhaps a few weeks ahead, if crop prices are likely to go up or down? Of course we know that there are other factors besides weather that impact crop prices, such as foreign production, international demand, support prices, just to name a few. However, weather is the predominant factor affecting total US grain production which drives crop prices. So, it would therefore be of interest for us to know how seasonal weather variations might affect total corn or soybean production. Much controversy has been made of late regarding changes in the earth’s ambient surface temperature, so let’s start there. USDA yield data and weather data from the Midwest Regional Climate Center (MRCC) over the last 50 years or so have provided some insights. Here is what the data tells us.

Weather Variability and Micro-Agronomy

Weather Variability and Micro-Agronomy

It is human nature to find ourselves wishing for a kind of weather other than what we are currently experiencing. Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry….we all want to live in Camelot where it rains only at night, winter is forbidden till December, and spring starts precisely on the 21st of March. But while weather variability is inevitable, every farmer has two real interests in the weather: how it affects their own yields (Micro-Agronomy) and how it can affect their crop marketing decisions by impacting total U.S. harvest numbers (Macro-Agronomy).

While we all have some idea about how weather affects crops locally, it’s no longer enough to follow Growing Degree Days (GDD) and rainfall and assume we have done our part. In order to achieve ‘optimal’ response to nutrient applications, we have to know what’s happening in the soil, and how plants are responding to temperature, rainfall, humidity, and wind. In order to continue farming in a competitive environment growers need to know how they can take advantage of those changes in the weather.