Comprehensive field expertise – Agrilab
Comprehensive field expertise
"Zlatopil"

Is it worth conducting soil analysis? What benefit will this bring? In “Zlatopil”  have answers to these questions already.“Zlatopil” has been operating since 1996. The enterprise has about 900 hectares of field in the territory of the Globe district of the Poltava region.  “The results of the analysis – as a desktop book for the agrarian”, – says Mikhail Kolisnyk, CEO of the company.

 

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Over time, in the company began to think about the introduction of precision agriculture. “In order to improve the profitability of the farm in connection with the rise in fertilizer prices, we must know what our land needs. We needed to know what the quality of our soil was. Before that, we have already analyzed soil in one well-known company. But their protocol did not mention the content of nitrogen, and this is perhaps the most important indicator. An earlier analysis of the soil was carried out in the state organization. However, modern requirements outperform its technical capabilities. So, after considering all the offers on the market, we selected AgriLab “, said Dmytro Kolisnyk, Deputy Director of “Zlatopil”.
AgriLab has conducted comprehensive agro-diagnostics on fields of “Zlatopil”. It includes the selection of soil samples by an automated sampler with GPS-attachment to the coordinate point of selection, the determination of weather and climatic conditions of the area, the development of agrochemical maps, the assessment of the natural potential of the field, the establishment of critical factors for the cultivation of specific crops, and the development of recommendations for their fertilization.
“An automated sampler arrived, specialists even picked up the ground with GPS-navigation at night, qualitatively and promptly, which is extremely important for us. We conducted a sampling of soil on the whole area – 900 hectares. And they quickly got results and recommendations. “, – said Dmytro Kolisnyk.

Results

The results of agrochemical analysis showed that in general the soil of the leased land for 16 years added fertility, increased the amount of organic matter, and accordingly – increased the percentage of humus, but agrofon fields – uneven. “If you take the nitrogen content on the field, then in one part the level of its maintenance is high, and in the other – the average. Some fields were completely secured with nitrogen – high or sufficient level “, – said Dmytro Kolisnyk.

Soil analysis is a convenient and effective tool, the benefits of which agrarians will feel for several years. “We have used the maps received from AgriLab earlier. And we put fertilizers on that field, which, according to the analysis, needs it. Today we are scattering ammophos specifically to a field that has an insufficient level of phosphorus availability. That is, the analysis is an instrument for one year. I would recommend farmers to do a systematic soil analysis – after 2-3 years. Now we have recommendations and we introduce fertilizers in accordance with them, in two years we will repeat the analysis of the soil and see the difference between what was and how it became, and we will understand the result of our work. For example, we introduce a liquid fraction of organic fertilizers in the volume of 150 t / ha. That’s a lot. Accordingly, we want to see the result: it works or not. ”

The extent to which a company will succeed depends on many factors. Some of them are external, they do not depend on the agrarian. But the factors that a manufacturer can control is not to be neglected. Agribusiness is risky, but modern technologies, including qualitative soil analysis, can minimize or avoid possible risks.

“The analysis for us – as a desktop book, which opens every day, making calculations. This is not the information that lies somewhere on the bottom shelf and is covered with gunpowder. We look at these maps, analyze them, make decisions according them, and plan some or other actions,” he said.

Having checked the effectiveness of soil analysis in their own practice, Dmytro Kolisnyk advises other agrarians not to delay it.

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Dmytro Kolisnyk
deputy director of the "Zlatopil"

“This year we have used the maps received from AgriLab earlier. For example, we are now introducing an organic fertilizers according it. And we put it on that field, which, according to the analysis, needs it. Today we are scattering ammophos specifically to a field that has an insufficient level of phosphorus availability. That is, the analysis is an instrument for a several years. I would recommend to farmers to do a systematic analysis – in 2-3 years”.

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