MAPh SMART APPLICATION SERVICES

application services

We operate one self propelled and two trailed lime spreaders all fitted with auto steer and the latest variable rate technology capable of spreading all types of lime from plans created from all precision farming providers.

We only source quality liming products which are tailored to your ph results taking into account your calcium and magnesium requirements. Pelleted lime is also available to provide short term correction of soil pH. Other products available include Doloflour (100%NV for quick pH rise), Limex (for clubroot suppression), Potassic Lime (high K content 4%).

Our fertiliser spreader fitted with weigh cells can variably apply straights from soil maps, it can also variably apply pelleted lime using the same technology. With the N sensor real time variable rate nitrogen applications can be made according to crop growth.

YARA N-SENSOR

The Yara N-Sensor offers a real time variable rate nitrogen application by adjusting rates according to crop growth while travelling across the field. This therefore helps to reduce any environmental effects while maximising the crops potential.

Yara N-Sensor

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The N Sensor is fitted on the cab roof to obtain a clear view of the crop on both sides of the machine measuring a total area of approximately one quarter of a bout width away from the tramlines (24m). The crops N demand is determined by measuring the crops light reflectance using either ambient light reflected off the crop or using its own light source on ALS models. The N Sensor then measures two wavelengths, one relates to the plants chlorophyll, the other to its biomass. The N-Sensor then calculates the amount of N the crop has taken up and then translates this into a required application rate. The whole process takes a fraction of a second allowing real time applications to be made.

y-sensor crop measuring tool

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF N SENSOR

  • Up to 7% higher yield
  • Up to 80% less lodging
  • Up to 20% increased performance of the combine . Uniform crop stands
  • Improved nitrogen balance
  • Even grain quality
  • Increased quality of raw protein and oil content
  • Unlike satellite based systems cloud cover does not stop the N Sensor

SOIL TEXTURE

Soil texture is a driving factor variably within a field. EMI (electromagnetic induction) is a technique used to measure the electrical conductivity of the soil and determine the soil texture. The EMI scan identifies major soil zones and from this soil maps can be produced showing percentage clay, silt and sand. These maps are invaluable for understanding the soil properties on your farm. They are used to identify variation and to target, amongst others, irrigation, seed rates and fertiliser rates.

soil texture