CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORIES

What our customers say about their SMART experience!

"For years we were in average yields (...) but never gained more yield increase than when started using SMART"
Friedhelm Hoffman
Fertigation and Ag Compliance Specialist
Precision Agriculture Compliance
Excellence
Ontario, Canada

I am using the SMART Fertilizer software for several years. I have the pleasure to experience it at first as a grower in vegetables and Cash crop.  Now I am using it to consult growers in their agronomic challenges of today.

I grew cabbage, green beans and rutabagas as well as peppers all for fresh market that demand high quality standards.

For years we were in average yields with our products to the Provincial Standards in Ontario and could improve our yields with good management skills but never gained more yield increase than when started using SMART as an additional management tool.

In the years we started using SMART we could improve yields as outlined below. (All in bushel/ac)

Crop Ontario Average Usual Yield SMART Year 1 SMART Year 2
Green Beans 190 185 205 240
Bell Peppers 1400 1800 2100 2350
Rutabagas 450 550 780 1100
Cabbage 600 650 800 1200

 

The success was in a sharp education in learning the complexity between fertilizer and soil which has an immense impact on plant health.

Due to health strength and plant not only the quality on flower and fruit was successful but also the saving on pesticide that had a significant impact and saved 25% on costs there.

Although spending more $ on fertilizer, in relation to yields the costs dropped by about 15%.

Of course that is pending on year and weather that will vary all factors.

The use of the SMART approach is now used by me as consultant and customers enjoy better yields altogether but varies pending on Management effort and practices.

This year we are looking to high yielding  Soybeans (80-120bushel) and some corn in the Unites States and Canada.

"SOIL STRUCTURES ARE IMPROVING, AND SIGNS OF SOIL MICROBIAL LIFE IS MUCH MORE NOTICEABLE"
Rendo Nell
CEO, BFS Midlands
South Africa

«We at Bio Farm Solutions Midlands cc. have been in the Fertiliser and Plant Nutrition business for the past 12 years. We service some 40 Farmers in the extent of 4000 Ha, with crops varying from all types of grains, grazing pastures, vegetables grown in tunnels, citrus, pecan nuts, pineapples and chicory.
Since we started using the SMART fertiliser management system three years ago, to advice clients on the more efficient use of fertilisers, we have had great success in cutting input costs of between 20% and 30% on average for all our clients. The output volumes on all crops also increased by 10 – 15% on average.
We are of the opinion that anyone using this system can and will be more successful, than just doing guesswork, or believing the Fertiliser Reps, whom have to earn commission on sales. By using less and more efficient fertiliser types, we are not destroying our soils like in the past. Soil structures are improving, and signs of soil microbial life is much more noticeable. We highly recommend this system to all farmers and agronomists.»

COMPETITIVE EDGE & HIGH ROI FOR CANNABIS GROWER
Myron Katsapas
Viva Cannabis
USA

«When we decided not only to sell, but also to become growers of cannabis, SMART Fertilizer Management was paramount in getting a head start. SMART’s fertilizer recommendations and the ongoing support of its outstanding team of agronomists saved us time and cut back on fertilizer costs.
With SMART we got the right understanding of our soil conditions and were able to minimize the use of fertilizers and also secure sustainability. The results speak for themselves. The yields we were able to achieve with SMART exceeded our goals and expectations by 20%.
Investing into SMART’s fertilizer decision platform paid back many times!”

"FROM THE TIME I STARTED USING SMART I TOOK GUESS WORK OUT OF FERTIGATION"
Janan Luwum
Vegetables Farmer
Uganda

«Before using SMART I would apply lots of fertilizer without proper guidance but after using SMART I reduced the fertilizer usage by 15% and yields increased by 10%. I believe with continued improvement on agronomic practices the yields will increase even more.
I started using SMART Fertilizer a year ago after failing to get proper fertigation for my crops (capsicum and tomatoes). From the time I started using SMART I took away the guess work and seen tremendous reduction in fertilizer application and my plants are much better with less pesticide and fungicide as my scouting and application improved.
Thanks SMART for helping me save.»

"SMART HAS BEEN A VALUABLE REFERENCE IN OUR FERTILISER PLANNING"
Ivor Gaylard
Senior Consultant
AFS Agriculture
Australia

«We have found SMART to be a well-designed and accurate tool for planning fertiliser programs. It is particularly useful where fertigation is being practiced, and when dealing with a wide range of crops, where it steps through the planning process in a clear and logical way. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to formulate science-based crop nutrition programs that get good results.»

"ANY FORMULA I CAN DREAM, I CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN"
Edward L. Pole
Crops: hydroponic vegetables
HydroSystems www.theurbanfarm.com
United States

«My company is in hydroponic vegetable production. SMART is the gold standard. There is almost nothing I can’t do with it. Any formula I can dream, I can make it happen. The flexibility is the best by far. Another example of >>you get what you pay for<<. If you’re a professional, don’t think twice about spending the money on good tools.»

"ON SOYBEANS WE CUT FERTILIZER APPLICATION BY 19% AND OUR YIELD INCREASED BY 27%"
Marius Rossouw
Crops: soybeans, corn, tomatoes
Zeatek Agricultural Products
South Africa

«I started using your fertilizer program…what a feast, I want no other program than yours! On Soybean we cut fertilizer application by 19% and the yield increased by 27%, just by balancing the soils with SMART Fertilizer software. On tomato we increased yields from 120Mt to 160Mt. I want no other program but yours!»

"I LOVE THE SOFTWARE AND THE PRECISION IT OFFERS"
Drew Pigott
Crops: different grasses
SumaGrow
United States

«I LOVE the software! Your support has been extremely helpful and patient as well. We are an agricultural company and are very fortunate to experience exceptional growth. I am recommending your product to our customers. We are very impressed with SMART and appreciate the precision it offers when coupled with our own products.»

"I RECOMMEND THIS EASY TO USE SOFTWARE TO ANYONE WHO HAS INTEREST IN UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING DATA"
Scott McKay
Technical Development Manager
Simplot Partners
Australia

«I am proud to say that even as a fertiliser company, we can offer a very reliable, soil, leaf and water test result using SMART software. I recommend this easy to use software to anyone who has an interest in understanding and interpreting data. The team at SMART is prompt with answering questions, the online courses are very worthwhile, and the website is full of useful information.»

"FINALLY, I FOUND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. WE ARE NOW MUCH BETTER, CONFIDENT AND SUCCESSFUL GROWERS"
Yossi Rotem
TAP
Israel

«For years we had to calculate the concentration of each element in the nutrient solution. It took us days and sometimes even more than a week to find the right fertilizer combination. Finally, I found what I was looking for. Now, after years of using SMART, changing mixtures for each crop according to the growing conditions and fertilizers availabilities is done with just a few mouse clicks. We are now much better, confident and successful growers. From the beginning of our relationship, we have enjoyed full support from SMART. The outcome is a very successful operation of our projects in Israel and around the world.»

"SMART HAD A MAJOR IMPACT ON THE WAY I MANAGE FERTILIZATION ON MY FARM"
Beny Carmel
Grower
Israel Joytech PLC

«SMART had a major impact on the way I manage fertilization on my farm. I was finally able to gain control over fertilizers application and stock. This allowed me to save POC $8,000 a month (over $90,000 a year!) by cutting back on fertilizer consumption. The change started from day one. Once I started using the software, I could easily create the most cost-effective and balanced nutrition programs, that simultaneously save me money and improve overall crop quality. The software is very easy to use and very practical.»

"FROM PRODUCING 60 TON/HA ALOE VERA, WE WENT TO PRODUCE 100 TON/HA, AND WE SAVED 50% ON FERTILIZERS"
Arturo Salinas Muñoz
Crop: Aloe Vera
Colombia
«We use SMART  for several years for fertilization of Aloe Vera. From producing 60 ton/ha we went to producing 100 ton /ha, a growth of 66% and we saved 50% in fertilizers. Before, we applied fertilizers that the crop did not require, and what the crop did need, was not being applied. Also, overrun of nutrients were in the soil became toxic to the crop. Now with SMART software we can do the fertilization precisely, taking them to levels of accuracy for all crops. In addition, with SMART we have permanent advice on everything related to the nutrition of our crops.»
"WITH SMART WE HARVESTED MORE THAN 3 TN / 0.25 HA"
Angélica González
Crop: Hydroponic Tomato
Mexico
«At the first harvests before using SMART (In the first month of cut), we moved from 1 to 2 Tn / 0.25 ha. With SMART we harvested more than 3 Tn / 0.25 ha, when we had never had that production before. Being a grower who does not have the knowledge of an agronomist, I can only tell everyone that SMART Fertilizer has helped me enormously. In plant nutrition I have no deficiencies thanks to SMART Fertilizer — 100% SMART Fertilizer.»
"WE PRODUCED 95 TONS/ACRE AND REDUCED OUR FERTILIZER CONSUMPTION BY 25%"
Enrique Escoto
Crop: Watermelons
Mexico
«Thank you for this great software. Before SMART, we used to get only 38 to 50 tons per acre of watermelons. Using better practices and balancing the fertilization with your software, we now obtain 95 tons per acre and reduced our fertilizer consumption by 25%
REVENUE INCREASE OF $1400/HA ($600/ACRE)"
Juan Carlos Arroz
Crop: Silage corn
Colombia
«Before using SMART Fertilizer Management software, we harvested on average 25 tons/hectare of silage corn (11 short tons per acre). A ton sells for COP $240K, meaning that every hectare was bringing COP$ 6,000,000. Now, thanks to SMART we harvest 43 tons/hectare (19 short tons/acre) and our revenues are COP$10,320,000; an increase of 4,320,000 COP$/hectare ($600/acre).»