Steven Putter runs the Moringa Development Corporation, a project helping smallholder farmers in Zambia, where malnutrition rates are some of the worst in Africa, to grow the highly nutritious Moringa tree. He provides training to small-holder farmers for integrated organic bio-intensive farming techniques. Steven’s vision is that this will allow farmers to produce more nutrient-dense … Continue reading How the Moringa Development Corporation helps smallholders in Zambia adopt new farming practices with fieldmargin
Almost all agronomic decisions are affected by rain. Recording local rainfall, soil moisture and irrigation data is important to help conservation and sustainable management of water. In early 2018, over 15 million people from African countries ranging across the continent, including Somalia, Ethiopia, South Africa and Kenya, were affected by drought. We cannot make it … Continue reading How fieldmargin can help you monitor rainfall
Dr. Julia Cooper is a soil science lecturer at the University of Newcastle. She teaches students about the impact of soil management practices on soil biodiversity, environment, and food security. She heard about fieldmargin through word of mouth and saw its potential for use as a teaching tool. For the project students had to provide … Continue reading Soil Science Students at Newcastle University use fieldmargin to plan sustainable cropping
Liam Highcock advises and sets up precision agriculture techniques for macadamia plantations and vineyards in Durban, South Africa. He consults on several large plantations including the one that supplies nuts for Magnum ice creams. He uses multiple precision agriculture approaches to design his layouts including drone mapping, soil probes and monitored irrigation. fieldmargin lets him … Continue reading Macadamia consultant uses fieldmargin to make precision farming recommendations from drone imagery
Participation in agri-environmental schemes such as Environmental Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship play a valuable role in establishment and maintenance of wildlife habitats as well as being an important supplement to the income of many British farms. However the associated work of running them is enough to get even the most calm of farmers pulling their … Continue reading Environmental Stewardship
Thank you for using fieldmargin this year. It has been a pleasure working with you all. This week we have released some updates to notes and tasks. The mobile note creation flow has been improved so it is even easier to add notes on the go and attach them to your fields. On the web … Continue reading Seasons greetings!
Collecting aerial imagery using drones allows you to have a new perspective of your farm. Seeing your fields and buildings from above, in much higher resolution than satellite imagery, allows you to see the big picture so that you can spot issues and map where things are. On fieldmargin it is easy to add drone … Continue reading Using drone imagery to help understand farm performance