Charl Botha is a livestock farmer near Britstown, South Africa. He farms 35,000 ha with 8,000 ewes and 200 cattle. He uses fieldmargin to record rainfall and monitor animal locations to track data and help manage the severe drought conditions. “We are currently struggling with a seven year drought, so sheep get moved from field to field a lot. I use fieldmargin to keep track of where all my sheep are and when they where moved between fields.”
Farmers face more distractions than your average office workers - escaped cows, sudden storms, slug infestations... we could go on! Whatever the size of your operation the best way to manage your farm effectively is to have everyone on the same page. The unpredictable nature of farm work makes having an organised and active job sheet even more … Continue reading A job list accessible wherever you are – no need to type up completed job sheets ever again!
Daniel Jacobs is a commercial farmer of corn (mielies), sunflower and cover crops in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is in the process of migrating his farming technique from “no-till” farming to incorporate more regenerative farming practices. In addition, he is also commercially farms with a number of cattle breeds, such Santa Gertrudes, Bonsmara and Nguni … Continue reading “The app that farmers have been waiting for” Daniel Jacobs, commercial farmer of corn, sunflower and cover crops in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Having good reports is important for farms of all sizes but it shouldn’t take hours of your time to achieve. With Field Jobs, keeping up-to-date and accurate records for your fields can be done in seconds from your phone or PC. Easy accessible data will help you build on success over time and understand methods to reduce input … Continue reading Getting started streamlining farm planning and reporting with Field Jobs
It’s been a busy summer for us over at fieldmargin HQ, we have been working on a set of new features to help you plan work that needs to be done, track the progress of it with your team, record when things have been done and analyse your data to help your decision making. You'll … Continue reading Introducing a more structured way to plan and track your work
Whatever the size of your herd, keeping tabs on your animal operation involves a lot of data. Recording field grazing history, amount of supplementary feed required and soil health are key to being able to identify pastures that are over or under used. Making the switch from paper and pen to fieldmargin app both saves time and increases … Continue reading Managing livestock with fieldmargin
Daniel Ordonez runs a 3rd generation organic banana plantation in Ecuador. Daniel has started a company called Agrodata which offers management and practical advise to banana farmers in Machala. Daniel has been using fieldmargin to manage the precision mapping data and to share information with farm stakeholders. As the demand for organic bananas is going up (source) and all the materials and treatments used are organic … Continue reading Monitoring performance down to the plant in organic bananas results in $1395 – $2790 increased income per year per ha.
Drew Pfitzner and his dad Michael Pfitzner manage a mixed arable farm in New South Wales, Australia. They are very interested in agri-tech; using yield maps, variable rate fertilizer and seed applications. For the last year they have used fieldmargin for mapping locations of weeds as part of their defence strategy against feathertop Rhodes grass. Feathertop Rhodes grass is a tufted annual grass … Continue reading Gaining control over feather top rhodes grass in New South Wales, Australia
You've had a go at fieldmargin and you can see its potential to change the way your team works and streamline operations. Now you are working out how best to get everyone on the farm involved… Before you get too far ahead of yourself, you need to ask one very critical question: “How am I … Continue reading 6 tips for introducing your team to fieldmargin
Innovation and making the best decisions relies on keeping accurate records and having easy access to the facts and figures. By creating a history of what has been produced in your fields and the work done in them you can identify what works and what doesn’t. Make your life easier by recording data and viewing … Continue reading Stop searching through old paper work and diaries by adding your historic farm data to fieldmargin