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Climate FieldView™ For Growing: Corn/Soybean Farmer Logan Beyke

August 14, 2019

(upbeat music) – My name is Logan Beyke with Hugh Beyke & Sons
in Whitesville, Kentucky. We operate on about 7,000 acres. It’s a family farming operation my dad and his brother
started in the ’70s. To see what they’ve done and accomplished, and them being there and helping us, I look as that as a huge opportunity because they were the ones that really started with nothing. We wanna learn from them and continue to move that operation forward. When they started farming, like holy cow, the equipment they used, you know, is nothing like it is today. When we brought the technology on, we saw the efficiencies we were gaining . We want to continue to be progressive, and we wanna try and do
better to increase production in all three acres we’re already farming. My FieldView dealer is my sister Jordan. She works for Nutrien. – Before spring starts, we just make sure all the FieldView drives work, iPads are functioning, everybody’s got the latest
version of FieldView. – We use FieldView during planting season to collect the variety
information, our population. I’m also using it to
track the applications that we make either with the planter, or with the sprayer. As we’ve continued to increase production, we’ve brought Shawn
along to help us continue to be that person in the
field that’s scouting our crop while we focused on other things. – Beyke’s they’re on the cutting-edge. They’re constantly trying to improve. And it’s a great feeling
to work with growers who are willing to work
with new technologies, new opportunities, FieldView, to be able to look at the data, to be able to make honest,
truthful, educated decisions. We’re just starting to
use the Sentera imagery in FieldView this growing season. Then to be out with the
drone you can get really detailed imagery that’s
extremely invaluable. And I can actually use that, overlay it into the FieldView, where we can bring up an NDVI image, and then overlay that
with a prescription map, or the variety of selections, and again, that’ll go into making
decisions for the next year. – We share our fields
with our crop consultant or Nutrien or our seed dealers. They have access to that information to help us make decisions. – In the springtime we
pull field boundaries, or as-applied maps out of
FieldView to help us service whether they need spreading
or spraying on their acres. – FieldView does give me
an opportunity to look at a lot information, and
I can go out to that field, scout with confidence
knowing what I’ve got in front of me is accurate. – We saw how the data could flow smoothly into one seamless database
and it wasn’t a mess. We don’t like to share it
with everyone, of course, and we know that FieldView, and the climate people, they respect that. We’re using FieldView,
obviously, to collect the data, but it’s being able to look at it, and make sense of what we did ’cause some of those things we learn, they could have huge changes for our upcoming growing season. Without a place to store our information, and have easy access to it, like the FieldView apps, we can’t learn fast enough on our own with the pen and paper. Without using those platforms, you’ll be left behind
in the agri industry, or, you know, you’ll just stay the same, you know, and some people that’s fine, but for some operations
like ours it’s not. We want to continue to move forward. (upbeat music)

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