Precision Farming Works! Case in South Africa

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