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David Blacker - Yorkshire Farmer - Profiting from Sustainability Feedback Session

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Presentation by David Blacker at the Profiting from Sustainability Feedback Session in York organised by Future Food Solutions Ltd

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David Blacker - Yorkshire Farmer - Profiting from Sustainability Feedback Session

  1. 1. PROFITING FROM SUSTAINABILITY FARM TECHNOLOGY DAVID BLACKER
  2. 2. TECHNOLOGY • SOIL COMPACTION TESTER • SPADE • GPS SOIL SAMPLING • TOPCON RTK AUTOSTEER • YARA N SENSOR • YIELD MAPPING
  3. 3. K Index Map
  4. 4. PH
  5. 5. OM – LOI %
  6. 6. GPS SAMPLE MAP 2014 2011
  7. 7. RTK AUTOSTEER • MANY DIFFERENT SYSTEMS • RANGE FROM 30CM – 2CM ACCURACY • GREATER ACCURACY = GREATER COST • 30 CM LIGHTBAR £ 750 • RTK 2CM ACCURACY £ 5000-15000 ISH • 24M TRAMLINES ARE 24M NOT 22M • NO WASTED SEED, FERTILIZER OR SPRAYS
  8. 8. MOBILE BASE STATION
  9. 9. NIGHT TIME DRILLING
  10. 10. YARA N-SENSOR
  11. 11. N-SENSOR BIOMASS MAP 5 APRIL 2014 SPREADER MAP 5 APRIL 2014
  12. 12. N SENSOR MAP BIOMASS 15 APRIL 2014 BIOMASS 29 APRIL 2014
  13. 13. PLACING NITROGEN WHERE THE CROP NEEDS IT.
  14. 14. YIELD MAP
  15. 15. NETT MARGIN MAP
  16. 16. VARIABLITY
  17. 17. RESTRICTING FACTORS DRAINAGE CLAY SOILS
  18. 18. SOIL HEALTH • BEST YIELDING AREAS ARE MOST FERTILE AREAS. • USEING COMPOST AND COVERCROPS TO IMPROVE SOIL HEALTH AND FERTILITY • CHANGED MY ROTATION • CHANGED CROP ESTABLISHMENT TECHNIQUE • NOW TESTING SOIL MICROBIOLOGY LEVELS.
  19. 19. STILL LOTS TO LEARN
  20. 20. THANK YOU

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