Hello gals and guys,
I was wondering how much input material (fertilizer, water, chemicals, fuel, etc) can be saved by the farmer, if NDVI surveys are made. And also how much is the increase of yield?
I have seen many tests and all the articles and blogposts say that fertilizer can be saved, less water, chemical and fuel consumption, increased yields, etc., okay but how much? 5%? 10%? 30%? What is the real impact of such information on a farm's output?
I know it is very relative, it depends on the current health of plants, on the species of the plant, on the equipment, on the expertise of the farmer, ther agronomist, and many other factors, but a farmer asked me lately this question and I could not answer this simple question.
I was looking for any data available, comparable, timeline, anything, but I could not find any. Does anybody have info on that? I think the increase of yield is important, but any info would be appreciated.
Really it have a lot of variabllity but a number to give a client 10-30%, but not only NDVI, the hole package: monitoring insect an diseases, and nutrients, presicion aplications, the other question is how the crops were being managing or monitoring up the moment to compare, how much acres, etc etc etc and how knowledge have the agronomist to analyze the information .....I hear someones here that try to sell services like this that offers terrorific things :O that ones the % is -10 - 40
I would like to see some actual numbers as well. Following this post...
That's interesting, thanks for this detailed answer. After two decades of experience, you seem to me quite sceptic about the usefulness of such surveys. I know that mother nature can be a b*tch, but your words say to me that financially it's not making any sense to make such surveys. Am I wrong?
George describes detailed how complex it is, and, if you have to sumarize pay the service, more complex, I do it for my crops but it's a lot of work for sell service, not cheap. ;) ...and if to low prices, the goverment caugth 30-50% forgot to sell services in my country :(.