The Pioneer GrowingPoint online record-keeping system is available free to Pioneer Hi-Bred customers. The application allows growers to record planting operations by field, plus herbicide, insecticide and fertilizer applications. It tracks individual field and farm expenses and can compare financials from field to field. It also can generate reports documenting restricted-use pesticide applications.
The application tracks estimated precipitation and growing degree units in each field, as well as projected growth of Pioneer brand hybrids, according to Sue Hoover, Pioneer marketing director.
The record-keeping system is integrated with the Pioneer FIT Mapping System. Under that program, the company and its local sales representatives provide complimentary as-planted or yield maps and harvest summary reports compiled from customer yield monitor data. These are available online and can be accessed along with crop input and financial data.