Solutions and tools for modern farming

Yara provides not only crop nutrition, but also solutions and tools for modern farming.

Modern agriculture is based on scientific knowledge, but farmers also need improved management practices. Yara combines the best from both worlds by offering digital solutions that allow resources to be used more efficiently, while maintaining or increasing yields and decreasing harm to the environment.

Yara’s mantra in fertilizer application is to add the specific nutrients needed for the crop, in exactly the right amount, at the right time. A key concern is that too much nutrient – more than the plants can take up – is wasting money and harming nature.

Tools

We offer farmers our comprehensive knowledge, which is tailored to local growing conditions and specific crops. Our Crop Nutrition Concept is center stage in our knowledge platform, supported by tools for precision farming.  Some of our precision farming tools include:

Atfarm is the digital solution for crop monitoring and creating variable-rate application maps. Atfarm uses the N-Sensor algorithm to analyze satellite images and optimize the nitrogen fertilization. In simple steps, users can create an application map, adapt it and export it to their fertilization terminal or to the mobile app.

Atfarm shown on laptop

YaraIrix is an app that supports farmers in determining the exact nitrogen need of their crops. The farmer takes pictures of the crops or works with one of the 4 generations of the N-Tester to get an N-recommendation. Newest additions are the N-Tester Clip and N-Tester BT.

Adapt-N provides in-season nitrogen recommendations that optimize farmer yield while minimizing the environmental impact of nitrogen loss, by simulating farm practices, crop types, and soil characteristics in the context of real time and historical local weather.

AgroOffice is an integrated farm management solution that enables many customers, with hectares ranging from 200 to 150 000, to achieve higher control of all agronomical processes, efficiency improvement, and simplified land and contracts management.

Trecker is a farm management software that enables farmers to put an end to the paperwork associated with legal documentation. Via a smartphone app farmers document what happens on their fields. Every single recorded information is gathered in an online platform where they are properly documented and accurately analyzed, so farmers can save time and make data-driven business decisions.

The N-Sensor is a tractor-mounted tool that allows growers to measure a crop’s nitrogen requirement as it passes across the field, and to vary the fertilizer application rate accordingly. It ensures that the optimal rate of fertilizer is applied at each individual part of the field.

The N-Tester is a hand-held device that measures the nitrogen status of a crop from the chlorophyll content of its leaves. Based on the measurements, an agronomist can evaluate the nitrogen needed to meet target yields, and adjust fertilizer use accordingly.

N-tester used on field

 

Yara also offers a range of analytical services to ensure that all crop nutrition decisions are accurate, efficient, cost-effective and responsible.

One of these services, Megalab, is an internet-based, secure system offering interpretation and biometric data services from agricultural analysis. When a sample is entered into the system, a comparison is made with the guideline level and an interpretation and recommendation is given. 

Apps

Yara also offers a range of programs and smartphone apps to assist fertilizer management and maximize crop performance. The tools give farmers a means of fine-tuning application rates according to local conditions, allowing for more effective use of crop nutrients, as well as lower costs and minimum adverse effects on the environment. Our app solutions include:

DiscoverIT is a smartphone app that lets the user quickly find information about, and advice on, Yara fertilzers and crop programmes.

ImageIT is an app that determines the nitrogen status of a crop from images taken with a standard smartphone.

CheckIT is a smartphone app using a library of crop photographs to give a simple and fast identification of nutrient deficiencies.

Checkit app on mobile

TankmixIT is a smartphone app used to check for the physical compatibility when tank mixing Yara crop nutrition products with plant protection products.

Tankmix.com is an online service providing advice on the physical mixing characteristics of Yara’s foliar products with agrochemicals. The YaraVita foliar products are rarely sprayed alone, and therefore our unique tank mix service provides users with valuable information.