Yield Mapping / Precision Agronomy Reports
Yield Mapping and Precision Agronomy reports offer clients and agronomists the ability to further analyse paddock productivity, profitability and input efficiencies. Using the spatial data generated on-farm from yield maps, we can build analysis reports that factor in agronomy and management decisions to more accurately dissect paddock profitability drivers and production potentials. With this data we can refine the paddock average and create localised data to specific zones and/or increments. This enables us to further distinguish areas of interest, while also gaining insight into paddock productivity aspects such as applied inputs, nutrient use efficiencies, water use efficiency and other agronomic and management aspects.
Yield maps can be processed from a single year into a multitude of various agronomic reports, to further benefit both variable rate systems and non-variable rates systems. Data can also be collected over sequential seasons to identify common trends and areas of interest within paddocks. Once areas of possible constraints or limitations are identified, we are able then to determine appropriate treatment options to either fix the current constraints or save on inputs – with the aim to lift whole paddock profitability and maximise input efficiencies.
Precision agronomy reports can help more accurately measure paddock variability that is occurring in a single year, or over multiple years. This can provide several benefits such as managing and benchmarking paddock nutritional inputs, identifying areas of high and low production and economically assessing the potential benefits of integrating variable rate applications on your farm.
Using known nutritional input data from a single season, our Precision Agronomy reports highlight the Nutrient Use Efficiencies [NUE] of the applied inputs for that season. This can isolate where we are either oversupplying or undersupplying nutrients, identifying variability and gauge where soil nutrient levels may be in-excess or limited. Collectively this enables a more informed decision and efficiency of dollars spent when it comes to fertiliser.
A simplified approach to variable rate applications can be to process yield data into known production zones, based on variability that is observed in a single year and over multiple years. These production zones can then provide the basis for implementing certain variable rate applications or can be used as reference points when isolating ideal soil sampling co-ordinates to match field productivity areas.