Bruce Gilson manages Tierhoek Organic Farm in the Noree Valley – not too far from Robertson in the Western Cape. The farm has around 40 ha in production, with the remainder of the 1660 hectares being wild mountain. Bruce has been using fieldmargin on his operation since 2020. Tierhoek Farm has been organic since 2000, … Continue reading How keeping maps and field diaries in one place has given Tierhoek Organic Farm a new sense of unity
Our tips for preparing for the new season to make it as successful as possible. Includes, adding cropping to your farm map, planning work, sharing with your team, tracking data and using NDVI imagery.
We are excited to announce we are introducing a Pro plan that will give you access to more powerful tools for your farm. To coincide with this we are launching two Pro-only features: Field Health and Map comparison. Pro is available as a monthly subscription and priced based on your farm’s area at just £5 per 100 hectares per month.
Kieran Walsh is a Regional Agronomist at Velcourt & Agronomist for Hands Free Hectare, in the UK. He keeps an open mind to all sources of new technologies that can help growers and agronomists explore and maximise efficient ways of crop production, one of those platforms is fieldmargin. Kieran uses satellite imagery from fieldmargin's Field … Continue reading How a UK Agronomist is using NDVI analysis in practical ways
Jaco Theron is a farm manager in Arizona, his main product is alfalfa. In Arizona, they have a lot of sunshine but water is scarce. As a result optimising irrigation management is very important for the success of his crops. If irrigation is too low growth is limited but if irrigation is too high the … Continue reading Using satellite imagery to reduce water use and improve crop performance in drought-stricken Arizona
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
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
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