Wheat Growers purchases MZB technologies


Wheat Growers has purchased MZB Technologies, a precision agronomy company based in Watertown, South Dakota. Wheat Growers has been using MZB Technologies as their precision ag software since 2002.

The MZB Precision Farming System delivers a patented, zone-based, precision farming system that delivers multi-layer field management for site-specific application of agricultural inputs. MZB offers two service options:

  • The MZB Precision Farming System creates up to 12 individually sampled management zones per field. Farmers can variably manage mobile and immobile nutrients and seed populations.
  • MZB Lite offers up to four individually sampled management zones per field with the same capabilities.

“MZB provides one of best precision farming systems available today,” Dale Locken, Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer, said. “We plan to further develop this remarkable software and the entire MZB System to help make day-to-day operations easier and more efficient for our MZB Retail Partners and farmers in the region. With MZB, a producer will be able to see where the precision application of seed and fertilizer will help them to realize full yield potential in their farming operation.”

MZB provides a field data collection service as well as a software package to manage the collected data, based on a combination of Veris EC information, RTK elevation readings and satellite imagery. From the data, a farmer’s field is then sub-divided into “zones,” which is why the service is called Management Zone Based (MZB). The zones range from 10 to 15 acres in size and are individually soil sampled and managed according to the specific deficiencies or needs in that zone. MZB employees collect the data and an MZB Precision Farming Retailer manages the data with MZB Tools software. No other system offers the same valuable, easy-to-use combination of field detail, data management and real-time communication between growers, agronomists, applicators, dispatchers, field scouts and soil testers.

Source: Wheat Growers