Pattern Ag Spots 'Yield Limiters' in Soil Biology
The soil microbiome is one of the least understood and most fundamental aspects of agriculture. Pattern Ag is trying to crack the code of what vice president of sales Mike Tweedy says can really unlock returns for growers.
Tweedy… “You're talking about 500 billion microbes in a pound of soil. What we're really focused on is being hypervigilant and hyper focused on the things that are knocking down the top end yield for growers. So pathogens, crop protection pathogens like corn rootworm, cyst nematode, a number of diseases like sudden death syndrome. By focusing on those things, we can have an immediate impact on the grower in a positive way.”
Tweedy says Pattern Ag can give growers a look at their soil biology that they’ve never seen before, and enable them to proactively address potential yield limiting problems.
Tweedy… “So much of what they do in terms of preparing and planning for the season is really using history and anecdotal information. You know, I had corn rootworm in this field at one time, so I better plan a, you know, above and below ground protection. But they never really had the kind of data with the specificity and sensitivity that we can provide to show them, yes, you do have it, and here's what we recommend that you do.”
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