Ballarat based farmer, Andrew Fraser, began by testing ph levels in just one paddock, reducing lime costs and saving his operation $17k. He has since increased testing on to the point where this season he saved around $98k compared to when he was applying lime with a blanket rate approach.
Andrew emphasized how easy the process is from testing to importing the data into his Tractor cabin.
“I just ring them up and they upload it to the iPad in the tractor, and it’s that easy. It’s hard to believe how easy it is.”
“It’s a product anyone can use. You don’t need to understand it, you just plug it into the computer and drive. This is really helpful when you have numerous operators through that driver’s seat”.
“Soil is where everything happens, it’s where our bank of resources is, it’s where all the potential of the crop lies, yet it’s the thing we know the least about”.