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KWS: Towards precision seeding

Client: KWS Argentina - www.kws.com.ar
Case:Adding value to seed products through zone based recommendations
Year:2013
Keys:seeds, innovation, seeding by management zones

 

KWS Argentina is a subsidiary of the german seeding company KWS, a leader in its field, dedicated to genetic improvement and seed distribution in more than 70 countries around the world.

Has part of its market development strategy in Argentina, specialized in corn, sunflower and sorghum, the company aimed to add value to their seed products, by providing Agronomic KWS Recommendations (RAKs in spanish), which consist of technical recommendations for hybrid selection, density and location within each field.

Joining the Precision Agriculture development in Argentina, KWS decided to incorporate environmental variables into their recommendations, introducing GeoAgro's Productivity maps to recognize the different productive zones within field, and recommend seeding hybrid/density by zone.

Precision Farming Works! Case in South Africa

Country:South Africa
Case:Precision farming cycle on sweet potatoes, baby corn and beans. 
Year:2014
Keys: 

 

Mareuil and Laurie Aitchison from Hoedspruit subscribed to GeoAgro in January 2014 to implement the precision farming cycle. Now, they strongly recommend that all farmers change their practices and start using Geoagro, Avison and Oasis to insure better results, more site specific management and bigger profits.
The productivity maps were used to determine where to take the most representitive samples and to determine where problem areas are, how big they are and how field can be divided into zones for corrections. 
Soil samples were taken and sent to Bemlab for analyses. When the soil samples were received, Francis Yeatman from Oasis Consulting made recommendations for soil corrections as well as plant nutrition.
The farmers plant sweet potatoes, baby corn and beans. Corrections were made and with the help of Francis from Oasis, a custom made fertilizer were manufactured by Avison specifically for these fields. 
 
Not even half a year down the road and the yields increased dramatically, plants are more even, quality of the crops are better and the farmers are smiling all the way to the bank. Not even excessive rains could damage their crops, because of management and sufficient nutrients to insure strong and healthy crops. 
 
Mareuil and Laurie strongly recommend that all farmers change their practices and stPrecision farming cycle on sweet potatoes, baby corn and beans. art using Geoagro, Avison and Oasis to insure better results, more site specific management and bigger profits.
 
 

Field days show returns on investments

Country:South Africa
Case:Fertilizing strategies on tobacco and maize crops.
Year:2014
Keys:.......

Recent field days showed returns on investment for farmers adopting sound fertilizing strategies, improved information management and precision farming technologies.
The event was carried out on January 2014, at Thabazimbi and Skuinsdrift, and had the participation of a highly qualified audience of 90 leading farmers, on tobacco and maize crops.
 
The event was organized by FM Organics, and included presentations by Oasis Consulting and GeoAgro, where success cases were thoroughly reviewed.