InfoAg 2021 Presentation
Remote Sensing

Grand ABC
Wed, Aug 4, 2021
10:40am to 10:50am


Intelligent Imagery offers potentially more value in the form of alerts and guidance to farmers and agronomists managing the developing crop.  This discussion addresses the practical utilization of intelligent imagery from an agronomist’s perspective while collaborating with farmers and other crop management stakeholders to maintain yield potential.   

Intelligent imagery can improve scouting focus and accelerate crop management decisions by leveraging Knowledge, Technology and Labor across more acres.  Two examples from 2021 of “Re-Plant Opportunities and Nutrient Deficiency Alerts” will reviewed through imagery, ground truth scouting, plant-root evaluations, plant-tissue nutrition and soil fertility. Summary thoughts include current values, challenges and promising new developments to address evolving crop management decisions.       


Jim Hedrick

Managing Partner
Horizon Ag Consulting, LLC

Jim was raised on a farm in West-Central Indiana, attended Purdue University and has 25+ years of retail and wholesale agronomy sales and management experience.  Agronomy experiences include retail and wholesale sales in Indiana, Texas and Kentucky. Roles included Retail and Wholesale Ag Chemical sales plus Retail Agronomy Management and serving as the Director of Sales and Marketing for a Midwest Regional Independent Agronomy business. Jim currently serves as Managing Partner of Horizon Ag Consulting, LLC and Sagamore Ag Source, LLC.

In 2009 Jim founded Horizon Ag Consulting, LLC, based in Lafayette Indiana.  Horizon is an independent consulting business that provides agronomy and business succession planning services to clients in the Midwestern states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa plus Texas.  Jim builds on his experiences of working with farmers from diverse cultural and agronomic environments to evaluate agronomy, business and family competencies to deliver responsive consulting advice.  Some of Horizon’s Agronomy Strategies include front loading crop nutrition to drive plant metabolism, in-furrow fungicides to manage increased seedling disease incidence, and managing plant tissue nutrition at higher thresholds to enhance grain fill rates resulting in higher grain density/seed weight.