With precision farming you are able to determine the NEED for crop protection per square metre. This allows very precise and sufficient treatment of your crops. This is different from traditional farming where there is much more global determination per field. With Precision Farming, or Precision Agriculture, Smart Farming, Satellite Farming or site specific crop management: The goal is the same; optimising returns on input while preserving resources. In short, an improved sustainability of farming methods. Precision farming is based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops.
The practice of precision agriculture has been enabled by GPS and GNSS. This made it possible for farmers to locate their precise position in the field and allowing the creation of maps and measuring data like crop yield, terrain features, topography, organic matter content, moisture levels, nitrogen levels, pH, etc.
Precision farming is an extreme form of agricultural mechanisation and uses GPS, sensors (on the ground and from the satellite) and computers on the Agrifac machine itself. GPS is accurate to a few metres and in combination with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) technique, it corrects the GPS signal. The accuracy is enhanced by the use of transmitting antennas on the ground. Because of all these signals, the precision increases substantially. The Agrifac Condor sprayers are compatible with all GPS systems available on the market:
Agrifac Precision Farming technologies
Spot-specific treatments offers a lot of benefits. Farmers can greatly reduce their chemical usage. It’s also better for the crop and has less impact on the environment as well. You don’t harm the crop, you only kill the weeds.Learn More
Drift Reduction Spraying
Spraying should be as efficient and safe as possible. During spraying, drift is undesirable. Losses have to be reduced to get as much as possible of the sprayed chemical on target. The entry of active ingredients into for example surface waters and fringe structures must be avoidedLearn More
There are smart spraying technologies available that work on identifying green material on brown through cameras. This technology allows farmers to only spray where there is a weed.Learn More
Air Assisted Spraying
Air-assisted boom sprayers are developed for a number of reasons. Air-assisted spraying opens the crop canopy, exposes all foliar surfaces, carries small droplets to the target, improving coverage and reducing drift.Learn More
A vertical spray boom can be the answer for tall crops such as asparagus, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. A vertical spray boom ensures an optimal crop penetration. The positions of the nozzles can easily be adapted to the height of the crop and can be shut off by nozzle.Learn More
Pulse With Modulation Spraying
Farmers need the guarantee that a solution is sprayed with the desired rate at the right place, so the solution can work, protect, and feed the right plants at the right place. With StrictSprayPlus you can and will apply perfect amounts everywhere at all times.Learn More
Agrifac also wants to push on to the next step, because we believe Precision farming is not precise enough. To reach that next goal in agriculture, we need care at the plant level. Back to the basics of farming: taking care of every individual plant, but armed with the latest technologies. In a nutshell, taking care of every plant’s individual NEEDs, instead of the NEEDs of a whole field, resulting in higher yields.