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System of five management practices
Drop a pin to your field and fill in some necessary information (e.g., soil type, tillage, etc.). For each of the five management practices (Planting date, Seeding rate, Row spacing, Foliar fungicide and/or insecticide, and Nitrogen fertilizer) you will be able to choose a range of values (e.g., low and high seeding rate, early and late planting date etc.). Then, the yield of all combinations among all practices (thousands of cropping systems) will be compared against your typical cropping system choices.
This tool performs economic analysis. Two cropping systems will be generated, one for maximum yield and one for maximum profit.
Make sure you have the following before you start:
1) Seed cost ($ per 140,000 seeds)
2) Cost of foliar application ($/ac for product+application)
3) Nitrogen cost ($/lb)
4) Applying Nitrogen fertilizer before or after planting is not free (e.g., extra fuel cost) so we need an estimate of application cost ($/ac)
5) Projected soybean selling price ($/bu).
Add up to five different fields and get a discount.