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Remember the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship

by Chad Swindoll on November, 08 2017 in Ag Leader

Making use of the earth’s natural resources in a responsible manner is something all farmers understand. We all want to keep doing what we love, so it only makes sense that we would conserve and steward the land that provides our livelihood.

Common sense conservation is truly a win-win. Producers save money while optimizing yield potential, and the environment is protected for the next generation.


GPS technology has been a major driver in farmers’ ability to correctly allocate crop inputs such as fertilizer. Soil Sampling technologies and Al Myers’ revolutionary invention of the yield monitor have forever changed the way we sense and manage the crop production environment. AutoSwath drastically reduces the amount of over-application. As you apply fertilizer this fall or hire it done, remember the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship.

  • Right fertilizer source at the
  • Right rate, at the
  • Right time and in the
  • Right place

Three of the pain-points experienced by most who have used variable rate technology are 1.) building the prescription, 2.) getting the prescription to the machine, and 3.) correctly applying the fertilizer. Ag Leader can simplify these processes with easy to use data management tools and DirectCommand product control in the cab. Operators even have the ability to adjust prescriptions last minute using the rate scaling feature of InCommand.

Remember, the best fertility plan is the one you execute!

To learn more about the 4Rs, visit Ag Leader's rate controllers have numerous features that allow operators to address many of today's application challenges. Click here to learn more! 

Chad Swindoll

Chad works as a Precision Technology Agronomist for Ag Leader where he helps lead product research, spends time understanding crop production problems that farmers face each year, and helps our team “talk like farmers.” His knowledge of farming is based on hands-on experience working in the family farming operation in the Mississippi Delta region. Prior to this role, Chad was the Mid-South territory manager for Ag Leader, serving the region’s dealers for three years. Chad attended Mississippi State University where he obtained a Meteorology degree and GIS/Remote Sensing Certification in 2011. He is husband to Edna and father to three wonderful children. Chad’s passion is serving the Almighty Creator, his family, and agriculture.

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