Managing and using data is key when it comes to future proofing your farm business

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With the uncertainty that has been looming over the industry as a whole, having a firm grip on your farm management information has never been more vital.

Whilst the days of recording on pen and paper are looked upon fondly by many, it is now essential that you ensure your business is compliant with various farm assurance schemes. Having the right field and crop recording software can really help.  The added bonus is that you will have your information at your fingertips whether you are in the field or the office.

Whether it is the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) or a new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) farms need to comply with, knowing exactly what inputs and costs are associated with environmental versus traditional cropping is key – particularly when it comes to deciding on crop rotations and completing your scheme applications.

Geofolia from Landmark Systems is already used by 20,000 farmers across Europe. The intuitive software with integrated App has made keeping field records up to date and monitoring performance far more straightforward than their previous systems.

There are practical benefits too. When field walking with the agronomist, the ability to simply click on a field from the Geofolia App to pull up historical activities saves you both time on searching for history back in the office. The same App allows operators to add and complete field records from the tractor cab so all information is in real time.

The Greenscan satellite crop analysis tool (included as standard) allows users to spot potential problem areas in the field perhaps earlier than they might have picked up while field walking too.

Ease of use allows the farmer or manager to spend more time monitoring financial performance. A snapshot of a field’s profitability is possible in just two clicks of a mouse and all gross margin and compliance reports are available on a farm, crop and field basis. It is so straightforward to compare the performance of crops and fields to help users set up the optimum crop rotation for next year.

 

 

 

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