Information Management to Maximize Your Yields

Data, Reports, Charts, Correlations…What does it all mean?

SciMax Data

It is that time of the year again, time for your SciMax Specialist to meet with you to go through Year End Reports. This can all be a bit overwhelming so we want to help you understand some of the reports a little more. One of the most powerful reports is the Field Top Ten. We can’t stress enough the power of this report and the useful data that comes with it.
Yld MapcorrelationAlong with a yield map is a Correlation to Dry Yield chart. There are red and blue numbers in this chart and data charts that follow to back these correlations up.
Blue Numbers = Direct Correlation
Not a good correlation, not a positive correlation but DIRECT CORRELATION
Red Numbers = Indirect Correlation
Not a bad correlation, not a negative correlation, but INDIRECT CORRELATION

 Example:

pH: As soil test pH values increased, yield decreased making an INDIRECT CORRELATION. Take a look at Chart #1 below to see the data to back this correlation up.
Phosphorous(P): As soil test P increased, yield also increased making a DIRECT CORRELATION. Take a look again at Chart #1 below to see the data to back this correlation up.
It is important to remember to focus on correlations that we can change; soil test values, population, variety/hybrid, total fertilizer rates, etc. As it is just as important to recognize the correlations that we might not be able to change such as CSR, soil type, etc. but not focus on those we can change and work towards them before dwelling on the others.chart1

yld by soil

As you look more at this particular correlation chart, variety/hybrid is a direct correlation. This field had two different hybrids planted on it. DKC57-75RIB yielded 6 bu./ac. more than DKC54-38RIB that is why a Direct Correlation appears, due to the change to a higher yielding hybrid.

yld by hybrid