We passionately believe that if precision agronomy is going to work for farmers and deliver actual benefits, it has to not only accurately mirror their current management policies, but it must be easy to use and edit the resultant plans to suit different factors.

Omnia Precision is an unrivalled and unique precision agronomy system that enables agronomists and growers to work together for the first time at this sub-field level, in the same way that they have worked together for many years on a whole field basis.

Variable Nutrition

Monitoring soil indices and tailoring nutritional advice has developed far beyond whole field analysis. In recent years, it has taken a more technological step with the ability to create sub field sampling using more information and data than previously used in precision farming.

Omnia has the ability to utilise historical grid and zonal sampling results to compare with the most recent analysis collected using new management zones or areas of specific interest within a field. Soil sampling can be collected by the grower, or as part of the Omnia service or by a third party and can be automatically uploaded into the software.

Variable Seed

When trying to determine the appropriate seed rate, it is important to take into account many factors like the condition of the seedbed along with weed and pest burdens and not just rely on the soil type. Omnia allows you to have a different map for soil type, weed pressure, seedbed condition and slug pressure and these are combined and analysed using Multi-Dimensional Analysis to create a new hybrid “pattern” that reflects all of the map layers used.

Omnia then goes a stage further and uses crop specific algorithms to determine the optimum seed rate for each area of the field, which is based on the drilling date, target plant population and the data that is in map layers

PCN Control

Potato cyst nematode is the UK’s most important potato pest capable of causing substantial yield losses and costs the UK potato industry in excess of £50 million per year.

Omnia allows historical PCN information to be compared directly with the most recent data, in conjunction with other data such as aerial photography. Growers can then devise a more targeted approach to the management of these distinct areas within the field.

Care should be taken when using precision farming techniques to apply chemical treatments only where PCN have been found, because there may be unidentified hotspots in the sampled unit, or PCN may be present but undetected between hotspots. As a consequence due to the random occurrence of PCN in a field an absence of eggs in a sample does not guarantee PCN related problems will not occur.

Omnia should form part of an Integrated Pest Management approach to PCN control.