• Agronomic Information
  • Apr 22, 2022

Farm Your Way With Elite Rx

Grower and their advisor examine corn plants in a field.
Farming is a risky business. With uncertain environmental conditions, fluctuating markets and dynamic biological systems, some days it can feel like a gamble. But, with data-backed recommendations and local agronomy experts backing your plans, you’ll be better positioned to weather those uncertainties. Data collected over two growing seasons shows an average ROI of $83 per acre in corn1 for fields enrolled in the 105%-tiered offering and nearly $16 per acre in soybeans2 for fields enrolled in the 100%-tier of the Elite Rx® prescription service by WinField® United. Let’s take a closer look at how these prescriptions work.  

What is Elite Rx?

Part of part of the WinField United Advanced Acre® Prescription Program, the Elite Rx service offers customized prescriptions with a menu of product offerings to support your operational goals and help you manage risk. When you enroll in Elite Rx, you receive an agronomic plan, including products and ag technology recommendations, along with a service warranty to help protect your investment.* Elite Rx has several tiered service offerings, including 95%, 100% and 105% approved yield thresholds that allow you to choose the prescription that will best optimize your ROI potential. Each tiered level includes services and products that enable you to match in-season management to your yield goals.
 
Elite Rx is a full-season prescription plan and is fully customized based on your product preferences and agronomic needs. You and your local agronomist create the plan together and can make adjustments throughout the season if needed.  WinField United provides the data and insights to help make the best decisions and shares the risk of crop production through a service warranty.*

What are the benefits of using Elite Rx?

There are several benefits of enrolling in Elite Rx. First, you’ll get data-backed recommendations and local agronomic support to guide in-season management. In addition, Elite Rx gives you the flexibility to mix and match products based on your production practices and budget. The a la carte service recommends options that would be a good fit for your acres, allowing you to focus on the best products for your situation. One of the most attractive benefits of Elite Rx is the service warranty, which reimburses farmers for the cost of services and some input costs if certain predetermined yield thresholds aren’t met.
 
Last season, farmers enrolled in the Advanced Acre Rx Program experienced these benefits firsthand. In the Upper Midwest, hot, dry conditions led to indecision about in-season crop management. Many farmers were hesitant to continue investing in their crops. However, those enrolled in the Advanced Acre program had the confidence to forge ahead with their management plans, despite the questionable conditions. And if farmers didn’t realize the yield benefits they planned for from their prescription plan, they were eligible to receive money back as part of the service warranty, mitigating their risk.*  

How are recommendations generated?

Agronomic recommendations for the Elite Rx prescription program are built by your local trusted advisor and backed by more than 6 million data points generated from the WinField United Answer Plot® program. Our extensive network of Answer Plot trial locations allows us to assess the performance of products locally, regionally and nationally across a wide range of environmental conditions. With that knowledge, your advisor has the confidence to prescribe products with known consistency and reliability on field conditions like yours. Depending on the yield threshold tier you enroll in, the Elite Rx prescription service delivers different customized recommendations, which could include:
  • A plant nutrition plan by zone.
  • A corn hybrid and soybean variety placement plan.
  • A pre and post herbicide application plan.
  • An in-furrow or foliar insecticide action plan.
  • Micronutrient recommendations based on tissue sample results.
  • Fungicide recommendations.
  • Ag technology for in-season management and planning.
  • Scouting to optimize in-season applications.

How does the service warranty work?

When you enroll in the Elite Rx prescription service, we’ll use your field’s historical yield information to determine your approved yield. Depending on which tiered offering you enroll in, you’re eligible for a service warranty if the prescription doesn’t meet 95% to 105% of your approved yield. The service warranty covers service costs and some input costs, as long as you follow your customized plan through the season. The comprehensive program gives you the confidence to make the right agronomic and economic decisions for your farm by sharing your risk.

How does Elite Rx differ from Complete Rx® and Impact Rx?

Elite Rx is an a la carte service offering that allows you to mix and match products from different manufacturers to create a fully customized in-season management program. In contrast, Complete Rx is a bundled offering that includes pre-chosen products and services for your acres. Elite Rx and Complete Rx are whole-acre prescription programs that include season-long recommendations.
 
Impact Rx is a targeted prescription program for a high-impact agronomic decision, such as a fungicide application. It includes in-season scouting, access to ag technology and tissue testing and is intended to be a less comprehensive service offering than Complete Rx and Elite Rx.

Is Elite Rx a good fit for you?

Elite Rx is designed to suit farmers who value choice in their management decisions and want to optimize yield potential while mitigating risk. If you’re hesitant to try new production practices or products because of the risk involved, Elite Rx could be a good fit for you. You’ll get customized recommendations, and if those recommendations don’t result in positive outcomes, you may be eligible for money back.  
 
For more detailed information about the Advanced Acre Prescription Program or Elite Rx, talk to your local WinField United retailer.
 
1 Based on data collected from 20 Answer Plot locations in 2020 and 2021. Local agronomic recommendations were the baseline for comparison. ROI is based on $5.50/bushel corn.
 
2 Based on data collected from 19 Answer Plot locations in 2020 and 2021. Local agronomic recommendations were the baseline for comparison. ROI is based on $11.75/bushel soybeans.   
 
*Agreement is required and conditions, restrictions and service fees apply. Percentage goals for the approved yield range from 95–105% for corn and 95–100% for soybeans. Due to factors outside of WinField United’s control, results to be obtained cannot be predicted or guaranteed by WinField United. Results may vary.
 
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© 2022 WinField United. Important: Before use always read and follow label instructions. Crop performance is dependent on several factors many of which are beyond the control of WinField United, including without limitation, soil type, pest pressures, agronomic practices and weather conditions. Growers are encouraged to consider data from multiple locations, over multiple years and to be mindful of how such agronomic conditions could impact results. Advanced Acre, Answer Plot, Complete Rx, Elite Rx, Impact Rx and WinField are trademarks of WinField United. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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