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Thursday 8 December 2016

System enables precise application of fertilisers

Published 18/11/2015 | 02:30

JD nutrient management.jpg; Connected Nutrient Management enables demand-oriented, precise application of organic and chemical N and P fertilizers
JD nutrient management.jpg; Connected Nutrient Management enables demand-oriented, precise application of organic and chemical N and P fertilizers

Maintaining the nutrient balance of the field from harvest to harvest currently involves extensive calculation and planning efforts for the farmer.

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With this in mind, the second gold medal for an Agritechnica innovation went to Connected Nutrient Management (above), a user-friendly, optimised nutrient management system enabling demand-oriented, precise application of organic and chemical N and P fertilisers.

The judges noted how the system supports planning and optimisation with a holistic, overall observation of the harvest history and includes technologies for highly precise fertiliser application.

The data, knowledge and key technologies owned by the innovation partners John Deere, Land Data Eurosoft, VISTA, Rauch and Sulky have been combined to offer the user a site-specific nutrient application system complying with fertiliser application regulations.

The judges said the system ensures higher precision when planning and applying organic or artificial fertilisers.

At the same time, the system is a cost-cutter, optimising yields in terms of quality and quantity while complying with the strict fertiliser regulations.

For the first time ever, farmers will be able to precisely determine, apply and document nutrient demands (nitrogen, phosphates etc) for specific sub-areas.

This is regardless of the type of organic or artificial fertiliser used on the land.

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The judges noted that there has never before been a similar integrated solution offering maximum customer value while proactively considering the prevailing environmental and legislative constraints.

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