Omnia Nutriology® places a big emphasis on sustainability. Mismanaged crops and fields can result in decreased crop yield, which we aim to mitigate with our precision agriculture programme, OmniPrecise®.
Precision agriculture forms an integral part of how Omnia Nutriology® conducts business. Farmers know that their farms have “good” and “bad” areas, and Omnia Nutriology® helps farmers to manage these areas per their specific requirements. A characteristic feature of precision agriculture is the optimal management of crops and soil, with intensive studies conducted on farms and analyses made of the data collected to determine the correct way to implement a remedial solution on the farm. A farm that employs precision agriculture is more sustainable (and more profitable) than a farm that does not, as precision agriculture contributes to increased crop yield and decreased risk.
OmniPrecise® is a system that encompasses precision agriculture and optimal resource management, and makes extensive use of modern technology to develop sustainable agricultural strategies. Two of the components of OmniPrecise® are OmniZone™ maps and the OmniRiskIQ™ model. OmniZone™ maps identify the “good” and “bad” areas on the farm and are subdivided into soil classification maps, chemical composition maps and variable rate application maps. The OmniRiskIQ™ model is a complex system of technological and agronomic integration and assists the farmer to project achievable yield while taking possible risk into consideration.
The first step in our precision farming solution entails grid sampling, which is accomplished through GPS technology which allows for spatial representation of soil data to be generated. Prescription maps are generated in the second step to implement variable rate application and variety changes. In the third step, agronomists advise farmers on the correct fertiliser and speciality products to use and implement on the varying areas of soil on the farm. The fourth step entails the employment of continuous yield monitors to track variability in the field. In the fifth and final step, crop inspections are carried out to identify risks and to monitor crop yield.
With many years of research to inform and substantiate our approach to precision farming, farmers trust in OmniPrecise® to generate sustainable and environmentally conscious agriculture solutions that can increase crop yield and decrease risk.