Precision Agriculture in South Africa – Kynoch Fertilizer
Precision agriculture is a term used for site specific crop management, which is a farming technique that involves the analysis and consideration of a number of factors to determine the correct inputs for maximum outcome. Precision Agriculture is the latest trend in agricultural sectors around the world, because it saves time, reduces cost and is environmentally friendly.
With the assistance of Kynoch’s experienced team of agriculturalists, we will help you to formulate a site specific crop management plan that will save you on cost and time, while promoting optimum yield and crop outcome. Let Kynoch Fertilizer help you to get the most form your specific crop via Precision Agriculture – contact the leading fertilizer suppliers in South Africa today for assistance with Precision Agriculture on your farm.
The total collection of products available ensures that our clients can match the nutritional needs of their crops at every growth stage, but also adapt either their overall fertilizer programs or their practices.
What is Precision Agriculture and how does it work?
This modern farming method is aimed at making production more efficient, which means that with Precision Agriculture farmers work smarter, to save both time, money and effort. Fertilizer and other inputs applied on large scale can often go to waste, which is where site specific crop management comes in. A large field or area is basically managed as a number of smaller fields. This method greatly reduces wastage of effort and products, ensuring more efficient application of fertilizer and other inputs. When an area is divided into smaller zones, they are easier to manage, which increases production potential. The area or field is divided into different zones, which is determined by a number of factors which include:
- Soil sample collection
- Soil characteristics
- Crop yield data collection
- Aerial imagery
- Crop or soil colour index maps
- Soil types
- Soil characteristics
- Drainage level
- Potential yields
- Electromagnetic soil mapping
Enhanced Efficiency through Innovation
Kynoch’s vision is to be an innovative plant nutrition supplier that complements our clients’ businesses through Yield Enhancing Technologies® and innovation that enhances fertilizer performance. This, as well as a comprehensive range of agronomic services, plant nutrient scheduling® aligned with plant development and growth enhancers, allows us and our clients to manage the growth of their crops optimally.
Researchers work constantly to develop technologies that improve fertilizer performance and efficiency. Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers are fertilizer products that can reduce nutrient losses to the environment while increasing nutrient availability for the crop. These fertilizers can either slow down the release of nutrients for uptake or alter the conversion of nutrients to other forms that may be less prone to losses.
To complete the full range of plant nutrition requirements, other fertilizer materials and enhancers are sourced locally and internationally. As a result, your long-standing innovative plant nutrition partner now brings you Enhanced Efficiency through Innovation.
Our product offering is continuously being updated to ensure we bring you the latest proven technology and enhancers in improving the quality and efficiency of our products and also your crop as you can nurture growth at every stage.
Kynoch is the exclusive distributor of the globally proven Agrotain® nitrogen stabiliser supplied by Koch Industries. This Agrotain® technology was the first of many technologies that we adopted to ensure efficiency on the farm. It allowed us to build a new category of N-hanced-N® products which are known as the KynoPlus® range.
KynoPlus® was specifically designed to mitigate the potential volatilisation losses typically associated with urea. This product is beneficial to all farmers but particularly so to no-till farmers faced with large amounts of crop residue on the soil surface. The higher efficiency of KynoPlus® can also reduce transport costs and handling on the farm.
Advantages of Precision Agriculture in South Africa
- Determine soil and plant parameters: Farmers will be able to determine the best conditions for plant growth by placing sensors throughout the fields.
- Get optimal results from labour and other resources: The technology used in Precision Agriculture allows the farmer to maximise benefits of crop nutrients, irrigation costs and protective measures.
- The ability to gather real-time data: The sensors placed in the field allows the farmer to monitor the zones effectively, which also provides them with real-time data. This information assists the farmer to make informed decisions for maximum yield potential.
Let Kynoch assist with Precision Agriculture on your farm
Kynoch Fertilizer is a leading supplier of crop specific fertilizers in South Africa, aimed at increasing yield potential and the overall quality of your crops. Let our team of agriculturalists at Kynoch help you to apply the method of Precision Agriculture on your farm, so that you can save time, costs and energy while getting the most from your specific crops. Talk to a sales representative or agriculturalist at Kynoch today for more information.