Forecasting yield goes hand in hand with tracking the crop growth stage. Virtually growing a crop using Agrible®’s biophysical crop model allows for determination of growth stage for actual planted crops in the system. The growth stage heavily depends on the planting date that is entered into Field Story and the environmental conditions that may slow or increase crop growth. Figure 1 shows the previous, current, and next growth stage for a soybean crop. The current growth stage also shows a scientific image of the crop in that growth stage. Below each growth stage is a date range that provides the forecasted duration of each growth stage.
The growth stage is not only available in Yield Engine, but is also visible on your daily Morning Farm Report email if have access to the Yield Engine product.