That is the bottom line."
Dundrennan Farm 300ha's
The speed at which the information was turned round to give us accurate zoning and from there to producing the work plans meant we were able to get VRT systems for all winter crop establishment up and running in a matter of days. "
Nick Shorter - Velcourt Farms
30 years ago, as a young trainee in ADAS, I was taught that soil samples should be wholly representative of the field and not cover more than 4 ha. Today nothing has changed except that we have a really efficient way to target areas of variation. Modern technology allows me to vary inputs such as seed, P, K, and N and the IPF toolbox is a great way of driving that technology. The IPF system of involving farmers, agronomists and soil scientists alike integrates well with my inclusive approach to crop management. "
I have found great value in working alongside truly skilled soil scientists.
In year one we moved away from a blanket fertiliser treatment of 0.26.26, to the IPF variable system. This saved the farm £18,300 on fertiliser inputs, mainly because certain areas of the fields didn't need any fertiliser at all. "
Winterwell Farm, Northleach
Mr D P Hardy - Managing Director AMS
Ivor Rabbits - Farm Foreman
Mr C Nash - Nash Farms Ltd
Their service has been second to none. By managing inputs we have reduced fertilizer costs dramatically, improved crop production and help reduce our carbon footprint. Using the IPF tool box we have been able to mechanise more accurately the use of Nitrogen based on crop requirement and maintain or increase yields. "
Robert Lawton - R.N. & M. Lawton
Richard Oram - Oram & Sons
The system is simple and easy to use, it saves us money, provides sound cross compliance and good farming practice references, the technology works in an agricultural environment. The need for P, K & Mg fertiliser alone has dropped from a high of £21.93ha in 2003 to a current level of £14.30/ha a saving of £7.63/ha. At today's prices this equates to a £21.00 per ha saving. "
Duncan Lee - Ramsbury Estates Ltd
Being able to construct fertiliser programmes very easily and view soil zones within individual fields is a dream. Having instant access to soil nutrition results and the ability to view present and past yield mapping makes for some interesting reading in comparing fields and variety results. The whole experience of working with IPF is one of professionalism."
Brewood Park Farm, Shropshire