Modern agriculture is based on scientific knowledge, but farmers also need improved management practices. Yara combines the best from both worlds by offering digital solutions that allow resources to be used more efficiently, while maintaining or increasing yields and decreasing harm to the environment.
Yara’s mantra in fertilizer application is to add the specific nutrients needed for the crop, in exactly the right amount, at the right time. A key concern is that too much nutrient – more than the plants can take up – is wasting money and harming nature.
We offer farmers our comprehensive knowledge, which is tailored to local growing conditions and specific crops. Our Crop Nutrition Concept is supported by tools for precision farming.
Atfarm is an easy-to-use digital platform that helps farmers make more informed decisions, improving farm productivity. It offers as solutions:
The 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.
Yara also offers a range of analytical services to ensure that all crop nutrition decisions are accurate, efficient, cost-effective and responsible.
One of these services, 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.
Yara also offers a range of programs and smartphone apps to assist fertilizer management and 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, as well as lower costs and minimum adverse effects on the environment. Our app solutions include as examples:
CheckIT is a smartphone app using a library of crop photographs to give a simple and fast identification of nutrient deficiencies.
TankmixIT is a smartphone app used to check for the physical compatibility when tank mixing Yara crop nutrition products with plant protection products.
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.