Keywords: Precision agriculture, site specific fertiliser, Kemira Loris, fertiliser model, nitrogen, phosphate, potash, mapping.
Through the use of a practical example this paper outlines how it is possible to create site specific fertiliser application maps using available validated fertiliser calculation models and a specially developed software program. This example includes nitrogen (N), phosphate (P2O5) and potash (K2O). The philosophy adopted is that the calculation models used account for the basic biological and chemical processes of soil and crop development and can be used not just for standard practices but also for the more precise applications required by Precision Agriculture.
Michael Grandzinski, Mireille Vanoverstraeten and Dirk Schröder, Kemira Agro, Wavre, Belgium.
Richard Finch, Kemira Agro (UK) Ltd, Chester, UK.
28 pages, 15 figures, 7 tables, 3 refs.