Yield Potential Zones

One approach to apply precision agriculture to optimize crop production and environmental quality is identifying management zones. This is the second step in the MKC Optimal Acre program because no field yields the same everywhere.

  • An electromagnetic sled is used to map the topography and variability of the soil’s water holding capacity, which is one of the most consistent factors for yield. If available, your yield data can also be incorporated to aid in the zone creation process.
  • Once yield goals are determined, MKC can create variable rate seeding and nitrogen prescriptions to optimize the yield for the low, average and high-yield zones.

Below are a couple examples of yield potential zone maps.

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