By setting up yield prediction now, you'll ensure that you're well-prepared for the entire upcoming year.

Prepare for Spring Success with Yield Prediction: Make Informed Farming Decisions

As the current harvest season draws to a close and a brief respite before winter crop sowing beckons, it’s the perfect time to set your sights on the upcoming spring season. With the unpredictable nature of weather patterns, staying ahead of the curve can make all the difference in optimizing your crop yield. That’s where our cutting-edge yield prediction tool comes into play, providing you with essential insights to fine-tune your farming strategies for a successful harvest.


In our previous blog post (Farm Weather Talk 7: “What’s My In-Season Yield Potential?), we delved into the undeniable advantages of utilizing a yield prediction tool. It’s not just about planting and hoping for the best – it’s about making informed decisions, such as determining the ideal amount of fertilizer to apply, based on accurate forecasts. The power to enhance your crop’s potential is at your fingertips.

We take pride in the meticulous testing our yield prediction tool has undergone. Rigorous trials conducted in real-world farming scenarios, coupled with a scientifically observed experiment, have yielded an impressive prediction accuracy of over 95%* – a testament to its reliability and effectiveness.

By setting up yield prediction now, you’ll ensure that you’re well-prepared for the entire upcoming year. No more last-minute stress when crucial decisions need to be made. The setup process is refreshingly simple, requiring just a few key pieces of information, most of which you likely already have on hand:

  • Crop Management Details
    • Crop Type: Choose from a variety of options: barley, corn, canola, wheat, durum wheat, and soybean.
    • Sowing Date: When you plan to sow your seeds.
    • Harvest Date: The anticipated time of your harvest.
  • Fine-Tune for Your Region
    • Average Maturity Date: When your crops are expected to reach maturity.
    • Average Yield Expectations: Your projected yield based on historical, regional data.
For those seeking a deeper level of customization, our advanced settings allow you to input additional parameters:
  • Initial Soil Moisture: Essential for accurate predictions.
  • Soil Texture/Type: Fine-tune recommendations based on your soil’s characteristics.
  • In-Field Weather Stations: Utilize METOS® weather stations to gather real-time data.
  • Field Capacity & Wilting Point: Refine your predictions based on soil water holding capacity.
  • Yield Units: Choose the units that suit your preferences.

To learn more, we invite you to explore the comprehensive resources provided in “Farm Weather Talk 7” and the Yield Prediction manual.

Keep in mind, our advanced Yield Prediction tool does require a separate weather forecast subscription and a compatible weather station featuring rain and temperature sensors. But here’s the exciting part – even if you’re yet to invest in a physical weather station, you can kick-start your journey with our virtual weather station subscription that already has weather forecast subscription incorporated. It’s a seamless way to begin reaping the benefits almost instantly. However, it’s worth noting that the advantages of having a physical weather station stationed at your location cannot be overstated.

* based on 6 case studies, the average absolute error of predicted vs. observed yields was 4.3%

If you’re ready to take your farming strategies to the next level and maximize your spring season’s potential, don’t hesitate to embrace the future of precision agriculture. With our yield prediction tool in your arsenal, you’re not just sowing seeds – you’re sowing success. Reach out to your local METOS® dealer or contact us at [email protected] today and embark on a journey towards smarter, more informed farming. Your winter crop harvest will thank you.

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