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
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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
No matter what size your farm is, collecting and making the most of your farm data is incredibly valuable. The more information you have,the more you can make decisions tailored to your farm’s specific needs. New data collection tools provide farmers with an exciting opportunity to take a step back and examine what productivity and sustainable … Continue reading Farm Data Collection, Storage and Analysis
Use fieldmargin to streamline farm management by planning work across the season and tracking progress as you go. Visualise how you will use your fields, jobs that need to be done (as well as when and by who) and record when they have been completed.
The Sixth Farm Safety Week draws to a close this Sunday. Having kicked off in the UK with HSE releasing figures for accidents and industries on farm for 2017/18 that recorded 33 deaths on farm across Great Britain, making up 20% of all work place deaths, it’s clear that there is still a lot to … Continue reading Farm Safety Week: 4 tips to improve safety on farm
Waterlogging can have a serious impact on crop and pasture health, as well as being an important indicator of other soil health issues. In cereals, waterlogging can cause a reduction in yield of over 40%. Cleaning ditches and clearing outfalls is a simple, cheap and effective method of improving the effectiveness of existing systems. Learn how to use our new Map Upload feature to digitise our maps to help with drainage management.
Familiar sight? It’s all too easy to end up with a desk buried in papers. Letters and invoices from suppliers, jotted notes and requests from the rest of the team on the farm quickly build up. With precious little time free to sort and file everything the clutter builds up. Here are some of our … Continue reading 3 steps to clearing your farm office clutter
Harvest is one of the most busy and stressful times of year on any arable farm. With new people on the farm, temperamental kit and long hours to contend with (not to mention the weather!) it pays to be prepared.
“Using fieldmargin has made everything quicker. Now we can use fieldmargin to go out and check areas in the field rather than having to use a tapemeasure. Also because everyone is on it any queries can be logged then and there rather than waiting until you get back to the farm office.” - Kate, Hertfordshire Farmer