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Not just for farming! Using fieldmargin to manage Sondela Nature Reserve in South Africa

Not just for farming! Using fieldmargin to manage Sondela Nature Reserve in South Africa

Willem Crause is the Property Manager at Sondela Nature Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. The self-contained nature reserve contains a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Spa, outdoor activities and different accommodation types. Over the past three months, Willem has been using fieldmargin along with his team to keep track of maintenance jobs as well as farming tasks … Continue reading Not just for farming! Using fieldmargin to manage Sondela Nature Reserve in South Africa

Using fieldmargin to design grazing plans at a holistic cattle ranch in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Using fieldmargin to design grazing plans at a holistic cattle ranch in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Eric Perner runs a holistically managed cattle ranch in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA. The ranch is a Hub for the Savory Institute, a global community of ranch owners working together to advance regenerative agriculture. Eric has used fieldmargin to lay out each grazing paddock and help develop his grazing plan optimise usage of available biomass. He has also used the … Continue reading Using fieldmargin to design grazing plans at a holistic cattle ranch in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Using fieldmargin to organise smallholder organic farming in South Africa

Using fieldmargin to organise smallholder organic farming in South Africa

Wayne Adams farms at the Green life Sanctuary, a family run smallholding in South Africa near Johannesburg. They grow a wide range of vegetables organically following IFOAM organic standards which they sell at the local market and a few retailers. He says his customers really appreciate the diversity and quality of his produce. Wayne uses fieldmargin to map … Continue reading Using fieldmargin to organise smallholder organic farming in South Africa

How a UK Agronomist is using NDVI analysis in practical ways

How a UK Agronomist is using NDVI analysis in practical ways

Kieran Walsh is a Regional Agronomist at Velcourt & Agronomist for Hands Free Hectare, in the UK. He keeps an open mind to all sources of new technologies that can help growers and agronomists explore and maximise efficient ways of crop production, one of those platforms is fieldmargin. Kieran uses satellite imagery from fieldmargin's Field … Continue reading How a UK Agronomist is using NDVI analysis in practical ways

Using satellite imagery to reduce water use and improve crop performance in drought-stricken Arizona

Using satellite imagery to reduce water use and improve crop performance in drought-stricken Arizona

Jaco Theron is a farm manager in Arizona, his main product is alfalfa. In Arizona, they have a lot of sunshine but water is scarce. As a result optimising irrigation management is very important for the success of his crops. If irrigation is too low growth is limited but if irrigation is too high the … Continue reading Using satellite imagery to reduce water use and improve crop performance in drought-stricken Arizona

Monitoring pasture health using satellite imagery

Monitoring pasture health using satellite imagery

Measuring grass growth using satellite imagery provides a cost-effective method for improving grazing management. Sam Newington has been testing fieldmargin's Field Health for monitoring pasture health at his organic beef farm in Sussex. He believes that using precision agriculture will improve the quality of his produce and the efficiency of his farm. He collects grass … Continue reading Monitoring pasture health using satellite imagery

Using Field Health imagery to monitor flooding in Argentina

Using Field Health imagery to monitor flooding in Argentina

Gabriel Czerniecki manages 6000 hectares of livestock and grain over four farms in Argentina. His biggest challenge is keeping track of all the information from multiple teams as his farms are over 100km apart. He is a big fan of precision agriculture. He has weather stations installed on his farms and regularly uses his drone to photograph … Continue reading Using Field Health imagery to monitor flooding in Argentina

Using satellite imagery to slow the spread of disease in forests

Using satellite imagery to slow the spread of disease in forests

Scott James manages the Thoresby And Pierrepont Forestry Estate in Nottinghamshire which is over 500 ha of mixed forestry. A major challenge for the estate is reducing damage caused to the trees from disease and pests which can cause major losses. This has become even more important as the health of trees in the UK … Continue reading Using satellite imagery to slow the spread of disease in forests

​​How the Moringa Development Corporation helps smallholders in Zambia adopt new farming practices with fieldmargin

​​How the Moringa Development Corporation helps smallholders in Zambia adopt new farming practices with fieldmargin

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