Why I’m looking at precision farming
I am interested in looking at precision farming for several reasons:
I am sure applying only what a crop needs in the right place is the right way forward, for both financial and environmental reasons.
Will it save me money and/or will I get better return on my inputs?
However the costs are quite high, how can I justify the outlay (many thousands of £s) on a farm our size?
How soon would I see a return on my investment.
Where do I start? How do I use the information I have?
At the moment I’m doing yield mapping (we have several years of data), fields have been analysed in detail for P and K etc, and we have a variable rate fertilizer spreader.
Come along to my first Monitor Farm meeting on 7 November to join me in these discussions.