Precision farming is one of the ways to accelerate transition to regenerative agriculture. Agricultural practices with sensors can be adapted by farmers to optimize their production with a lower environmental impact.
In collaboration with Agrocares
Why does it matter?
The transition to regenerative agriculture can be done in different levels. Mineral fertilisation has an impact on the soil and it can be better controlled thanks to the use of scanners. Using sensors enables farmers to optimise their production, lower their environmental impact and decrease their carbon footprint.
How did we solve this?
Near-infrared (NIR) sensors are used by technicians to create management maps showing soil composition, seeding, herbicides and nutrients that are useful for the farmers.
Mineral inputs on the crop are optimised based on the insights provided by the soil scanners during the soil treatment plan. The carbon footprint is forecasted to be lower, but exact data on this still needs to be refined. Additionally, optimisation of mineral inputs ensures protection of water resources and reduces leaching on the ground. Scanners are also used in monitoring the crop during the growing season.
Opportunities for other farms?
Soil scanner techniques can be used on farms worldwide, enabling tailored action plans for farmers. Using sensors also provides complete and precise insights on soil health, which helps with planning optimal agricultural practices.
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