Today we are in Dioști commune, Dolj county, at the AGRO MIV farm where we will talk with the farm administrator, Mr. Augustin Neacșu. His farm covers an area of approximately 200 hectares, mainly large crops, such as cereals, wheat, barley.
Speaking about the agrochemical mapping, Mr. Augustin Neacșu tells us: “It was so benefic for my company because I found that I am very well on the phosphorus and potassium suplements in the soil and there is no need to apply a large amount as I wanted before”.
In the AGRO MIV farm, fertilization is done using the maps obtained from the agrochemical mapping and the Vicon fertilizer distributor is ensuring a much lower cost of inputs.
The Vicon fertilizer spreader is ideal on the farm!
“Vicon, which is sold by the Vantage company, helped me, together with the Trimble GPS, combined they do a good job . It doses the fertilizers according to the maps made after the mapping and what I think is even more interesting: it can apply fertilizers meter by meter, there are no overlaps, losses, sprayed fertilizer to the neighbors or some other losses. These are costs that cannot be justified.”
“And the best part is that it came just in time ,as the fertilizer prices increased a lot and could notice the difference in the budget allocated to fertilizers for this year. That is, on an area of 157 hectares, instead of applying around 11,000 kilograms of complexes, as I intended, I only applied 2,400 kilograms, which means a fantastic economy.”
Vicon brings many benefits to your farm!
“At the moment we’ve purchased the machine, the method of using fertilizers has been improved, the application time has been reduced considerably and automatically, and the amount of fertilizers applied was also reduced thanks to the mapping.”
It is very simple to use. The connection between Trimble and Vicon is simple, the interface is easy to use. Anyone using a smartphone can also use a GPS.
Once connected you only have to choose the sola, the quantity if you don’t have a chart map, if you have a chart map you load it into the GPS and it knows exactly what to do. You don’t have to do anything at all.”
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