Yara and sustainability

Precision Farming

Yara provides not only crop nutrition, but also solutions and tools for precision farming, increasing yields while securing sustainability.
Yara N-Sensor

Sustainable agriculture requires best farming practices to be applied, in order to increase agricultural productivity and maximize farm profitability while minimizing environmental harm. Modern agriculture is scientifically based, and growers need improved management practices. On average, resources can be used more efficiently, maintaining or increasing yields while reducing losses to the environment.

Precision farming is a key to best agricultural management practices. It enables farmers to add the specific nutrients needed for their crop, in exactly the right amount, at the right time. A key concern in the case of fertilizer application is that too much nutrient – more than the plants can take up – is wasting money and harming nature.

Yara offers comprehensive knowledge to its customers, tailored to local growing conditions and specific crops. Our Crop Nutrition Concept is center stage in our knowledge platform, supported by tools for precision farming:

N-Sensor is a tractor-mounted tool that allows growers to measure a crop’s nitrogen requirement as it passes across the field, and to vary the fertilizer application rate accordingly. It ensures that the optimal rate of fertilizer is applied at each individual part of the field.

N-Tester is a hand-held device that measures the nitrogen status of a crop from the chlorophyll content of its leaves. Based on the measurements, an agronomist can evaluate the nitrogen needed to meet target yields, and adjust fertilizer use accordingly.

Megalab is an internet-based, secure system offering interpretation and biometric data services from agricultural analysis. When a sample is entered into the system a comparison is made with the guideline level and an interpretation and recommendation is given.

Tankmix.com is an online service providing advice on the physical mixing characteristics of Yara’s foliar products with agrochemicals. The YaraVita foliar products are rarely sprayed alone, and therefore our unique tank mix service provides users with valuable information.

Yara offers a range of fertilizer management tools to maximize crop performance. The tools give farmers a means of fine-tuning application rates according to local conditions, allowing for more effective use of crop nutrients, lower costs and minimum adverse effects on the environment. Precision farming tools are an important part of the best farming practices that can succeed in improving yields and reducing negative environmental impact. With our solutions we can help farmers comply with environmental legislation while supporting their competitiveness – and protecting the environment.

Precision farming tools

Watch the video and learn more about how precision farming tools such as Yara N-Sensor and Yara N-Tester allow farmers to adjust fertilization to the exact needs of plants at every spot on the field. Precision farming is a key to sustainable agriculture and best farming practices.

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