Decision Support Systems
This MS Excel spreadsheet calculates the per acre seed costs for any crop and accounts for differences in herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and insurance costs. allowing for differences in harvest moisture, handling, hauling, and storage.
This MS Excel spreadsheet calculates the consequences of harvesting today versus allowing the crop to stand in the field and harvesting later. It accounts for higher drying costs versus grain losses during field drying and also elevator discounts and grain shrink.
Note: This spreadsheet is saved using MS Excel 2007. To install a converter for earlier versions of Excel click here.
MS Excel 2003 version
Trying to figure a fair selling price for corn silage? This spreadsheet looks at pricing corn silage from both the buyer and seller points of view.
This MS Excel spreadsheet developed by Ken Barnett can help producers in making their cropping decisions in the upcoming year. It allows producers to construct enterprise budgets for corn after corn, corn after soybeans, corn silage after alfalfa, corn silage after corn, soybeans, wheat, seeding alfalfa and established alfalfa for hay and haylage.
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A simple way to help estimate the market value of HMSC based on three
main variables â€“ dry corn moisture, current corn moisture and price per
bushel. Farmers can use this app to help determine an equivalent value
for wet shell corn when compared with a dry shell corn price - a link to
current local elevator dry corn bid prices is built into the app. The
equivalent wet price is then calculated and displayed in both price per
ton and price per bushel. Additional costs for drying and/or shelling
can be evaluated under the expense tab. The app also features the
ability to email the results directly to others.
The HMSC$ app is free and available for Android smart phones and tablets
on the Google Play store by searching for â€œHMSCâ€ or click
Are you trying to figure the cost/benefits of harvesting dry corn versus high moisture shelled corn (HMSC) or high moisture ear corn (HMEC)? Try these spreadsheet calculators.
The latest version of the popular corn silage performance index for ranking hybrids and agronomic treatment effects.
The first version to use the NRC (2001) summative energy approach. Intake estimated using NDF. Energy estimated from grain (starch) and stover (NDFD) pools.
The second version of the "Milk" performance index series. Intake
estimated using NDF and energy equation based upon in vitro digestibility.
The initial version of the "Milk" performance index series. Energy equation based upon ADF.