GPS-based yield data has proven to be an extremely valuable management. However, improperly calibrated yield monitors can essentially generate difficult to interpret or useless data.
Economic risk in agriculture has increased dramatically. Considering the amount of economic risk involved in each decision, taking the time and patience to properly calibrate a yield monitor is essential if the yield data will be used to make future agronomic decisions for your farming operation.
Below are a few items that will help your operation make sure your monitoring system is ready and can get you the data your operation needs.
Fall Monitor Checklist
- Monitor startup and available storage
- Verify variety tracking information
- Check for necessary monitor updates at local OEM dealer or CHS Larsen.
- Clean out moisture sensor area from cobs and grain fines from last years crop.
- Calibrate monitor with a weigh wagon for OEM and Ag Leader monitors. Multiple loads will need to be entered to ensure accurate data. For Precision Planting Yieldsense users calibrate using a single semi load of grain with a certified scale.
For Climate FieldView Users
- Update Cab App to most current version in App Store
- Do NOT update iPad IOS version 14 until further notice.
- Plug FieldView Drive into the CAN Bus port or adapter cable
- Verify Bluetooth connection in iPad settings as well as Cab App
- Verify planting data is in FieldView Cab App
- Check equipment tab and make sure heads and platforms match your current setup
- Test “activation” of a field
Contact your local CHS YieldPoint Specialist for help getting the most out of your data this fall.