«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.»
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|
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.