Yield Prediction module – helping you understand the effectiveness of your field activities
Precision-farming technologies help farmers boost their crop’s quality, save valuable resources and reduce the environmental impact, all at the same time. But how can they estimate the potential of their field from season to season? Yield prediction is one among the most important yet challenging tasks farmers face. It not only affects the profitability of an individual farm but food security on a global scale as well.
Based on needs and expectations from farmers, Pessl Instruments improves FieldClimates capabilities on a regular basis. The newest module provides an estimate of crop yield at harvest based on water availability. The prediction is available any time before, during and after the growth period. Thanks to this innovative approach, the farmer will now be able to adjust important management decisions during the growing season – from irrigation, to pesticide use and fertilizer application in order to achieve the final goal – profitable yield.
Who is Yield prediction for and how can one start using it?
Yield prediction is a great tool for anyone who aims for optimum, profitable crop production. The basic setup requires only three simple settings: crop, sowing date, and expected harvest date. If required, more detailed settings of initial soil moisture and soil type can be modified to further improve yield prediction results.
- get a current season’s yield prediction in relation to a yield prediction based on long-term precipitation averages
- see if this season’s yield is likely to beat or fall below long-term average
- get a convenient way to keep track of the crop yield performance
- get help to improve 4R management – right source, rate, time and place for executing field activities
It is currently available for wheat, barley, and canola. Further crops will follow, including soybean, maize, and durum wheat. You can learn more about the module, how to set it and how it works in the manual.
Do you have more questions about the topic?
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Product manager – Crop Growth Modeling
About PESSL Instruments GmbH
Pessl Instruments, which is headquartered in Weiz, Austria and founded in 1984 by current CEO Gottfried Pessl, has daughter companies in USA, Brazil, Ukraine, France, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, Portugal, France and Poland and does business in more than 80 countries.
Pessl Instruments develops and distributes climate monitoring, agricultural risk – and irrigation management technology solutions for its farming customer base.
Pessl Instruments products, which are globally distributed under the METOS brand, include weather stations, soil moisture monitoring devices, irrigation automation controllers, electronic insect traps, remote crop monitoring systems, disease, and pest warning software and localized weather forecasts.
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