Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) are areas designated as being at risk from agricultural nitrate pollution. When you are farming on an NVZ there’s a limit on the amount of manufactured fertiliser and crop-available nitrogen from organic manure that you can apply to most crops each year. In England they include about 55% of land (Source), … Continue reading Farming in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone – What are the rules and how can you stay compliant?
Unfortunately farming has a poor safety record when compared to other sectors of the economy. Together we need to work on raising awareness and reducing the risk of harm. With this in mind here are our 4 tips for ways that you can help yourself and other people on the farm stay safe. 1. Stay … Continue reading Farm Safety: 4 tips to improve safety on farm with fieldmargin
Willie Liebenberg works on a farm near Klipfontyn that grows Wheat, Barley and Canola. The farm also has paddocks for sheep and they run pivots in the summer. Willie has been farming for over 12 years and he has been using fieldmargin for almost two years for farm planning and annual records. “I have used … Continue reading “I really like using fieldmargin – being able to keep everything about the farm together and separated by year is really important” Willie Liebenberg, Klipfontyn, SA
I hope we have already persuaded you that using fieldmargin farm management software is a good idea. Whatever the size of the task getting a plan in the diary is a start. Keeping an active to-do list means that you and your team can keep track of ongoing work. With fieldmargin it can also be … Continue reading Improving team work with a mobile to-do list
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!
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
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