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

How fieldmargin can help you monitor rainfall

How fieldmargin can help you monitor rainfall

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

Soil Science Students at Newcastle University use fieldmargin to plan sustainable cropping

Soil Science Students at Newcastle University use fieldmargin to plan sustainable cropping

Dr. Julia Cooper is a soil science lecturer at the University of Newcastle. She teaches students about the impact of soil management practices on soil biodiversity, environment, and food security. She heard about fieldmargin through word of mouth and saw its potential for use as a teaching tool. For the project students had to provide … Continue reading Soil Science Students at Newcastle University use fieldmargin to plan sustainable cropping

Macadamia consultant uses fieldmargin to make precision farming recommendations from drone imagery

Macadamia consultant uses fieldmargin to make precision farming recommendations from drone imagery

Liam Highcock advises and sets up precision agriculture techniques for macadamia plantations and vineyards in Durban, South Africa. He consults on several large plantations including the one that supplies nuts for Magnum ice creams. He uses multiple precision agriculture approaches to design his layouts including drone mapping, soil probes and monitored irrigation. fieldmargin lets him … Continue reading Macadamia consultant uses fieldmargin to make precision farming recommendations from drone imagery