Modern farms can be called “silicone valleys”, as they are technically equipped. A plant growing enterprise near Tambov is a vivid example of this.
Belaya Dacha Farming has been operating on the Tambov land for the 4th season. On an area of 2700 hectares, soybean, winter wheat, corn and potatoes are sown. Investments in digitalization during this time amounted to 23 million rubles. The drone with the highest resolution camera in real time transmits information about the development of cultures. The general database from the ground replenishes the latest scanner.
"He hangs on the tractor in front, on the front linkage, and somewhere at a distance of 50 centimeters is above the surface of the field and scans the field," - explains Artyom Belyaev, general director of the agricultural enterprise.
Topsoil scanner makes a map of the field, focusing on soil density and pH composition. Based on the data obtained, they work with the ground pointwise. Mathematical systems, based on the collected information, generate ready-made decisions about starting the sowing, the right level of irrigation, and so on, to help agronomists. Many IT solutions have been developed specifically for the needs of the enterprise.
Information about every corner of the earth is collected in a mobile application, from where you can control the operation of the entire farm. An irrigation program developed by local specialists has already been ordered for the test by an American company. An accurate irrigation calendar is compiled taking into account the readings of the scanner, data from weather stations and sensors that measure moisture on 10 decimetric layers of soil.
“This is necessary in order to optimally irrigate potatoes, so as not to stress it and obtain optimal potential. Because underfilling or overflowing, in both cases the plant is stressed ", - says Artyom Belyaev, general director of the agricultural enterprise.
Most of the investment went into the installation of a steering system and high-precision positioning for wheeled vehicles. The error is only 2 and a half percent per kilometer. The entire route and daily quest are on a small flash drive. After connecting to the tractor, the tractor driver can let go of the wheel and just watch how the tractor does everything by itself.
Due to the fact that autumn plowing and spring planting takes place along the same route drawn by a computer, potatoes ripen in loose, almost airy soil.
In a complex, the systems of cultivation, planting and smart irrigation allow the potato to develop at the peak of its potential. At the exit of the tubers as a selection weighing 300 or more grams. A harvest of 55 tons per hectare is expected here this year. After the root crop will go to the Lipetsk plant for processing into french fries, sold in the well-known fast food chain. In the immediate plans of the enterprise is the launch of an ambitious online market for grain crops.
A source: https://tvtambov.ru