By observing wheat with drones through different phenological phases, we were able to spot various growth trends which stem from soil structure discrepancies. Based on these data, maps for selective sowing were prepared between the wheat harvest and sowing of the new crop. In better-quality soil, the recommended number of grains per hectare was used, while on the lower-quality soil the sowing norm was reduced.
Observing and testing were performed at one of our largest livestock and arable farms from the Prekmurje region. During the sowing process, an Amazone seeder was used, steered through the ISOBUS terminal on Fendt.
- Smaller seed consumption, seed saving and lower costs;
- Better crop quality – on lower-quality soil, where the level of seed density was lower, the plants had a larger area available for moisture and nutrient extraction from the soil; as a result, we gained a better-quality fruit that compared to fruits on better-quality soil.