R7 Tool

Using the R7® Placement Strategy as a foundation, the R7® Tool offers a host of specialized functions, including:

Top 10
The Top 10 function lists the 10 best-performing corn hybrids or soybean varieties for a field based on soil type in a selected location. For example, in corn, it provides information on yield potential, anticipated ear size and root appearance for each hybrid. This function helps agronomists use the R7® Placement Strategy to identify the best genetic choices for each field.

Corn Characterization Charts
The CHT Tool allows farmers to use Answer Plot® Program data to make detailed comparisons of CROPLAN® seed and seed from other major companies to envision how products are projected to perform on their specific fields. These comparisons take into account variables that include soil type, crop rotation activity, plant population and management practices (e.g., more aggressive or more conservative fertility programs; limited or non-limited nitrogen).

In-Season Imagery
In-season images provided by the R7® Tool capture plant health data that serve as an advance scouting tool. The imagery helps agronomists identify problem areas within a field as the season progresses so they can help farmers take corrective measures before yield potential is jeopardized.

Field Response Map
The Field Response Map combines yield map data with a prescription map to illustrate the response to the prescription for that field, providing an opportunity to improve field productivity potential the following year.

Profitability Map
The R7® Tool Profitability Map connects input costs and yield potential map data to determine ROI. Areas found to be less profitable provide an opportunity to better align input investments with yield potential the following year.

For more information on how the R7® Tool can help you optimize yield potential, talk with your CFS Agronomists