Good farm management practices
Farming practices, such as understanding paddock treatment and grazing management can also help your soil become more productive. Keep track of your paddock treatments. With Farmdeck’s Paddock and Grazing Management feature, you’ll get recommendations and alerts once grazing days are reached, based on the quantity of livestock in paddock. Planning and scheduling when and which pastures treatments take place, allow you to control the amount of nutrients sections of land are receiving – too little and too much nutrients can have detrimental effect on soil structure and health and can negatively impact crop growth.
At the same time, you need to look at your grazing management planning. It is equally important that livestock is moved between pastures to allow plant life to recover and deepen their root systems when not being grazed upon. This ‘resting’ is imperative and allows soil time to ‘breathe’ and create a strong structure and help restore biological activity.
Just like you would give your livestock the right feed so that they thrive, you should do the same with your soil. Think of it as one of the most important aspect of crop growth.
Use agtech and IoT solutions to better understand soil
Technology utilisation can give you the insight you need into your land’s productivity as well as allowing you to be on top of other operational areas of your farm.
Did you know that Farmdeck can help you adopt IoT agriculture-specific solutions into your everyday farming activities, improving the safety of your farm and of your workers while giving you transparency in daily operations. This allows you to improve areas, increase operational efficiency and cost-savings while reducing wastage. Reach out to us today to find a customisable farm management solution to meet your farm and land’s unique requirements.
Farmdeck has and is always working on a range of features to help make farm management easier and more efficient. One such solution gives you the ability to monitor soil temperature, salinity, and moisture at various depths, as well as providing you with an accurate report of historical and current measurements. See the range of current and upcoming IoT solutions here.