FieldbookAgriApps for optimizing substance use in agriculture

Writen by 
Alina Răfoi
May 31, 2019

Reducing the consumption of substances used in agriculture is not an end in itself, but a necessity, both to reduce pollution and to reduce costs and increase profitability on the farm. Lately, however, we are facing, regardless of the industry we belong to, increasing costs, which means that we have to use all resources with much more care, only when necessary and in quantities as close as possible. necessary.

Farmers are in a delicate situation, on the one hand being forced to produce more on smaller areas due to urbanization, industrialization or desertification, reducing the impact on the environment, and on the other hand, to find solutions to increase the profitability of agricultural activities.

Digitization and access to information are important factors in the development of the agricultural sector and in a very significant reduction of losses. One of the losses recorded by farmers occurs right from production planning. Without precise soil data and without knowing the real needs of crops, it is impossible to calculate the necessary inputs for each season. It is already proven that a software solution for farm management reduces the loss of fertilizers, crop protection products and other solutions used during the agricultural year.

Improper or inappropriate application of treatments can also lead to losses. Crop protection products against pests and diseases are responsible for crop losses, and this is another factor that affects farmers' incomes. Digital solutions help farmers make timely decisions based on information and the real-time situation on the ground.

FieldBook AgriApps continuously monitors the weather conditions in the field and farmers are informed if there is a risk of bad weather or they will know if and when are optimal conditions for the application of certain treatments. They also have an inspection and observation module, which allows the addition of information, even in photo-video format. Thus, they will be able to intervene exactly on the plots where problems have been identified, optimizing the use of substances, regardless of their type.

What is FieldBook AgriApps?

FieldBook AgriApps manages the entire process, starting with the planning of the agricultural year, then manages the agricultural work, which is done in real time, whether we are talking about mechanized or physical work and crops are tracked based on a plan of inspections and observations. In fact, the platform is integrated with any equipment, such as weather stations and also allows tracking in terms of crop quality of what is happening.

The application can be accessed from any device, based on subscription (SaaS) and runs in the cloud, using the Microsoft Azure platform. Thus, it is paid according to the area of ​​the farm, how much you consume and there are additional costs for specific needs, which can be financed by European funds.

Using the FBAA solution the information arrives in real time and helps to make the best decisions regarding the crops in different farms and plots. The costs are constantly under control, with a forecast of them until the time of harvest. Traceability (plots, treatments, substances, equipment and people) is ensured at all times, being a click away.

FieldBook AgriApps comes with a number of specific features and reports that allow you to:

  • Real-time tracking of crop developments
  • Making the decision on the optimal time of harvest
  • Efficient allocation of resources - equipment and machinery
  • An improved form of viewing the plots with all the necessary information
  • Closer monitoring of consumption
  • Complete package of reports for the entire activity

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