To keep production agriculture sustainable, we must continue to work to improve economic, environmental and social challenges. One approach to improve all three fronts is to increase nutrient utilization by optimizing yield. To optimize yield (use just enough inputs so that profit is generated from the last input applied) we must first find the upper limit by Pursing Maximum Yield. Join us in the search for improved farm profitability through using farm economics to achieve optimum yield.
PURPOSE (Length: 5:45)
To help a producer find the maximum economic yield on a specific field using his practices and his harvest data.
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED
The Pursuit of Maximum Yield Program is not new. It was defined in 2010 and was part of a company-wide effort to find the maximum yield on individual fields. The program was quite successful. First and Second Place in Illinois (National Corn Growers Contest) was won by two local farmers entering their Pursuit of Maximum Yield treatments in the contest for the first time. Unfortunately, there was not an emphasis on economics and interest in the program diminished. The rebirth of the program in 2018 will be accompanied with an emphasis on economics. The program will come with a guarantee of economic return.
eNROLLMENT GUIDELINES (Length: 3:24)
IDEAL COMPONENTS (Links)
ILLINI FS COMMITMENT
Illini FS will credit enrolled participants up to 50% of the additional input cost realized as a result of participating in this program up to $50/acre on 20 enrolled acres. The commitment covers 50% of additional inputs beyond what was applied on producer-selected inputs (comparative adjacent acres).