Conservis participates in South Dakota’s Dakotafest

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Published August 29, 2019 Last week we made our first appearance at DakotaFest, a three-day farm show just outside of Mitchell, South Dakota, a town of about 18,000 people and home to the world-famous Corn Palace. More than 500 businesses and exhibitors set up on over 50 acres of land to showcase the new technologies coming to agriculture and discuss …

It’s time for ROI in field trials

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The weather is out of your hands, commodity prices are volatile, inputs are becoming more and more expensive—this year has reminded us of the many variables in farming that growers have no control over. There’s no better time to get a handle on the things you can control. Farm crop field trials are one way to do that. All fields have …

Why crop traceability matters in agriculture

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Whether you’re seeking higher payment for your crops or you’re required to provide a transparent paper trail into your practices because you’re a non-GMO or organic grower, traceability is a big benefit. As consumers demand to know more about the origins of their food, having quick access to accurate, real-time crop data presents an undeniable advantage.   Simply put, “traceability” …

Trusted advisors will provide a competitive edge

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There’s nothing more important than trust these days. Farmers rely on trusted advisors to give them sound advice for their operations, but how does an advisor earn a client’s trust? Simple: trust is earned through good advice. The opportunity is there right now for increasingly better advice due to the amount of data growers are able to bring to the …

U.S. pecan farmers can thrive in competitive global market

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Native to North America, pecans are a valuable commodity worldwide due to their interesting texture, health properties, and of course, delicious taste. Though it can take nearly a decade to grow to optimal nut production, the pecan tree can produce nuts for over 100 years. The farming of “America’s native nut” is gaining ground in the United States. Though pecans …

Hemp farming: an exciting possibility for the future of agriculture

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Hemp is a hot topic in agriculture right now. Thanks to its association with marijuana, it’s been banned from the growing fields for most of this century, but recently there’s been a surge of interest in this versatile crop. This past December, the 2018 farm bill legalized the farming of hemp, removing the label of “controlled substance” and sanctioning it …

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Spotlight: Jonathan – Customer Success

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Surprisingly enough, I had to be convinced to apply! A friend of mine from college invited me several times to apply to work at this small ag tech startup with a funny name – he loved working there and thought I would too. I had gotten a degree in Music Education but was working a job at UPS and focusing …

How farm management is evolving like the smartphone did.

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Sherman Black, CEO of Conservis, makes an interesting comparison between the evolution of farm management and the evolution of the smartphone.“Let’s look back at the mobile phone. I started with a phone in a bag. Next, I had a brick with an antenna. As the cell phone advanced, it got smaller, sleeker and soon we had a clamshell design that …

Make it farmer-proof.

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Every good company has ah-ha moments. For Conservis, one such moment came when a farmer told us to make our technology “farmer-proof.” When we asked what he meant he told us he wanted technology that was straightforward and hard to screw up. If a guy pushes the wrong button, for example, or enters something with the decimal point in the …

When it comes to dicamba, make sure all your ducks are in a row.

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Dicamba drift is a hot topic in farm circles right now. Farmers we work with are telling us loud and clear that when it comes to dicamba compliance, they want to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s. Kyle Mehmen, whose operation spans both Iowa and Minnesota, put it like this. “Restricted-use spray compliance is important to us, …