Precision Farming at J & I McGregor

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Precision Farming at

J & I McGregor

David Fuller – Arable Technical Manager

What is Precision Farming ?

“A use of technologies such as GPS, sensors, satellites and computers to detect and treat in field variability”

- Agronomic perspective

- Environmental perspective

- Economic perspective

Where do we use precision farming ?

Soil analysis

Variable applications of P,K and lime

Guidance

Sprayer controls

Variable nitrogen applications

Yield mapping

Combine Telematics

Soil Analysis

Variable Targeted Application of

Soil Nutrients

Lime

Phosphorous

Potassium

10 Years of Variable Application

RTK – Real Time Kinetic

Accuracy – sub 2cm

Efficiency of machine operation

Driver fatigue

Aesthetics

Automatic Boom Switch off &

Levelling

Accuracy of application

2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2

40 metres

Variable Targeted Application of

Nitrogen

YARA N-Sensor

How the N-Sensor Works

Nitrogen Rate Decisions

YARA N –

Sensor

Biomass and

Application

Maps

Harvest Team – Action from 2008

Yield Mapping

Combine Telematics

New Developments

Variable rate seed

Scanning Zoning Seed Rate

Team McGregor

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