Groundwork is a set of services in order to get the most accurate, objective and complete information about a field or a landscape (topography; soil; soil physical, water-physical, physical-chemical and agrochemical heterogeneity properties) to match the soil and crop’s growing requirements and potential to improve efficiency through managed zone farming with planning a customized system of technological operations for crop production. The analytics, interpreting the data, and scouting the fields lead to making customized recommendations about varying crop inputs, fertilizers, and technological operations to match soil across the field.
Agrochemical examination is principle for an efficient system of crop fertilizers and their cost-efficient optimal correlation. When there is a lack of information about soil nutrition properties and their availability, expensive mineral fertilizers are only waste of money. Scouting the field and estimating its conditions make it possible to maximize crop production management technology while avoiding mineral fertilizer cost-inefficiency.
For successful agronomy, it is important to understand that you need to know both the amounts of fertilizers and their proper allocation to match the soils and to maximize zone potential for profitable precision farming strategic planning.
Soil nutrition properties require laboratory examination the results of which are considered to be fundamental for planning plant nutrition systems in all the countries of the world.
- a complex laboratory analysis of the soil including a list of quantitative and qualitative assessments (its grain size, active (current) acidity, exchange acidity, hydrolytic acidity, conductivity, combination of absorbed cations, cation exchange capacity, soil organic matter (humus), hydrolyzing nitrogen compounds, mineral nitrogen compounds, mobile compounds of phosphorus and potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt, boron, sulfur, molybdenum, the value of metabolic calcium, magnesium, and sodium, the type and the degree of the soil salinity by cation-anion composition of water extraction, dry residue, the value of chlorides, sulfates, carbonates, and bicarbonates, the value of sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium in the water extract);
- assessment of the soil fertility and qualitative selection methods to define the factors to be addressed, an identification of dynamic soil fertility properties;
- interpretation of the agrochemical analysis and mapping of the agrochemical soil properties;
selection of the soil reclamation measures;
- evaluation of the existing crop fertilizer system to make a profitable change;
- agrochemical and agronomic recommendations within one year with possible discounts valid for the three consequent years.
GROUNDWORK FINDINGS PROVIDE YOU WITH:
- accurate and reliable data on soil fertility properties across your farm;
- ability to vary plant mineral nutrition with the amounts of fertilizers that are grounded, cost-efficient and profitable, ecologically friendly, as well as matching the soil and climatic conditions of the region and soil zones of the fields;
- analysis and interpretation of the data about the potential field productivity and its soil fertility to estimate agrotechnological efficiency;
- complex recommendations on the fertilizer systems for the given yield goal;
- recommendations on chemical soil reclamation;
- opportunity to employ precision farming (differentiated fertilization);
- background information to optimize production costs;
- recommendations on the optimal amount and value of nutrition elements to reach a potential crop yield;
- cost-efficiency for mineral fertilizers and fertilization.
THE OUTCOMES INCLUDE:
- cartograms of the main agrochemical parameters (for each field);
- findings of agrochemical measurement and recommendations on standards, methods, and terms of mineral fertilization for the given yield goal (show examples click this).