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Monitoring performance down to the plant in organic bananas results in $1395 – $2790 increased income per year per ha.

Monitoring performance down to the plant in organic bananas results in $1395 – $2790 increased income per year per ha.

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.

Gaining control over feather top rhodes grass in New South Wales, Australia

Gaining control over feather top rhodes grass in New South Wales, Australia

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

Stop searching through old paper work and diaries by adding your historic farm data to fieldmargin

Stop searching through old paper work and diaries by adding your historic farm data 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

How fieldmargin can make rotation planning more simple

How fieldmargin can make rotation planning more simple

Crop rotations have been at the centre of agricultural systems throughout history. The right rotation can improve soil nutrition, breaks pest and disease cycles and improves weed control. AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager Paul Hill says: “There’s nothing new about looking at rotations or cover crops, but we now need to bring innovative ideas into farming … Continue reading How fieldmargin can make rotation planning more simple

From 10 ringbinders of maps to one app: how a contractor has streamlined their work with fieldmargin

From 10 ringbinders of maps to one app: how a contractor has streamlined their work with fieldmargin

Rob Boole is a crop spraying contractor and agronomist based in North Wiltshire. His company, Boole Crop Specialists Ltd,  supplies and applies agricultural chemicals and fertilisers. Rob works on over 350 farms and manages the logistics of both his own team and contract workers. He discovered fieldmargin over a year ago and instantly saw its potential as … Continue reading From 10 ringbinders of maps to one app: how a contractor has streamlined their work with fieldmargin

Attention to detail is key for high quality and yields in pineapples

Attention to detail is key for high quality and yields in pineapples

Paul Vergara is Chief Farm Operations Officer at La Donna Fruit Company in Panama. He manages over 160 ha of land including Pineapple production, natural forests, and lakes. Paul has a team of 50 people including two people monitoring the agronomy of the highly valuable crop.  Pineapples are Panama's second most exported product, only behind … Continue reading Attention to detail is key for high quality and yields in pineapples

Understanding the impact of soil health on crop performance with maps and observations

Understanding the impact of soil health on crop performance with maps and observations

John Twyford redirected his career from business information consulting to organic farming 10 years ago.  He holds an MSc in Organic Framing, is currently an MBA student at Royal Agricultural University and has been using fieldmargin to support his crop monitoring project.  While not part of his studies, John feels that precision agriculture has a … Continue reading Understanding the impact of soil health on crop performance with maps and observations

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