Precision agriculture technologies can be used to determine the location and extent of areas with different fertility characteristics. Pinpointing plant tissue and soil nutrient levels at geo-referenced locations, when combined with other field-specific data, helps you to better understand those characteristics, and the possible underlying causes of fertility variations. With this knowledge, you enhance your ability to make data-driven decisions on increasing input efficiency and yield potential.
Echelon® allows you to take plant and soil samples that are strategically selected, based on an additional sources of information, such as a map of yield, elevation, soil texture or NDVI (normalised difference vegetation index). In this example, a satellite NDVI biomass image has been used to place target GPS points for sampling. After the laboratory tests are completed, NutriScription® reports from your Landmark Agronomist display the results in an easy-to-read format, allowing you to compare locations. This gives you greater insight into any variability in vegetative biomass within the field.
Equipped with this data, you are in a position to make informed management decisions more aligned with your business input strategy. This could be deciding on a variable rate application of a product, or simply returning to sampling locations to monitor nutrient levels. Have a chat with your Landmark Agronomist to find out more about the capabilities of Echelon®.
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