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agriPORT 5.0 knowledge transfer in various workshops

News - 23.06.2022 - 25th anniversary is celebrated with brand new precision farming software platform
During the 25th anniversary of the Agricon, the new generation of agriPORT was presented and introduced. The version 5.0 is brand new developed system dedicated to professional arable farms. Precision Farming Solutions are the heart of it and it provides an independent and holistic solution for all farming operations. mehr

agriOS: New update 1.6.3.0 available!

News - 03.01.2022 - agriOS: New update 1.6.3.0 available!
Our terminal software agriOS has been updated. This update is now available for our customers and can be installed independently. Included are the following changes and improvements. mehr

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Tip of the month – Sensor check

Blog - 20.09.2022 - Tip of the month – Sensor check
Have your YARA N-Sensor® checked by a professional. Before starting the new season, make an appointment. Read more

N-fertilizers scarce and expensive - therefore pay attention to highest n-efficiency!

Blog - 20.09.2022 - N-fertilizers scarce and expensive - therefore pay attention to highest n-efficiency!
In times when nitrogen is only available with difficulty and at very high prices, there can be no "business as usual" in fertilization. The status quo on many farms is that N is constantly applied to the field. But this benefits neither the good nor the bad crops - either too much or too little fertilizer is applied. However, this watering-can principle cannot achieve high N efficiency in arable farming. Read more

Video: Smart Farming with Georg - The Autumn Scan

Blog - 20.09.2022 - Video: Smart Farming with Georg - The Autumn Scan
During the "Autumn Scan", farmers measure the current N uptake of winter cereal and winter oilseed rape crops with their YARA N-Sensor®. Why do they do this now, in autumn of all times? Our Georg will explain. Read more

Note for agriPORT-users | The crop year change is coming!

Blog - 21.07.2022 - Note for agriPORT-users | The crop year change is coming!
On August 1, the automatic change to the new harvest year 2023 starts. Application maps that you have made in harvest year 2022 can only be exported in harvest year 2022. Read more

[Translate to Englisch:] Auswirkung der Düngeverordnung in Deutschland

Blog - 08.05.2022 - The DVO costs farmers in Germany around 500 million euros. | 1
Based on data from real fertilization trials, agronomists have been able to quantify the resulting economic damage of the DVO in the range of 50 to 155 €/ha. Also, all data show that with halfway normal fertilization behavior there is no effect on the intended goal of the DVO. With fertilization at the optimum and below 100 kg N balance, there is no or only an insignificant correlation to the N output. The only way out of the dilemma is the orientation of fertilization on the basis of the respective annual optimum and the individual area. Read more

After the harvest is before the harvest

Blog - 25.08.2021 - After the harvest is before the harvest
The 2021 threshing crop harvest is essentially complete. It is the first year in which the rules of the DVO apply to all and especially in the red areas the N-quantities had to be lowered by 20%. Yields, just like prices, are essentially at normal to good levels. Everything good? Can't we manage with the restrictions? No, it's not all good at all. The majority of farmers were just a little lucky this year. Read more

RWG Jameln becomes official Agricon partner

Blog - 09.08.2021 - RWG Jameln becomes official Agricon partner
The Raiffeisen-Warengenossenschaft Jameln eG is now an official partner of Agricon GmbH. With this cooperation, we make it possible that customers can now also find an advisor in precision farming at their local contact for many years. Read more

Certificate Course in Review Part 2

Blog - 08.07.2021 - Certificate Course in Review Part 2
2020 started the 1st certificate course around digital crop production in the annual cycle. We show the individual topics as they progress. Read more

The first N-sensor season in self-study

Blog - 02.06.2021 - The first N-sensor season in self-study
Farmer Felix Gümbel bought a Yara N sensor to improve his nitrogen fertilization and taught himself how to use our sensor through self-study with the help of Agricon Academy. Read more

How does precision farming work in crop protection?

Blog - 31.05.2021 - How does precision farming work in crop protection?
Sustainability does not have to be empty talk. Farmer Thomas Lühmann is aware of this and is committed to sustainable agriculture. Now he is testing the Yara N-Sensor in crop protection. Read more

Certificate course part 1

Blog - 13.04.2021 - Certificate course part 1
2020 started the 1st certificate course around digital crop production in the annual cycle. We show the individual topics as they progress. Read more

Certificate course enters 2nd round

Blog - 07.04.2021 - Certificate course enters 2nd round
In 2020, the 1st certificate course around digital crop production started. Time for a review and outlook! Read more

The Restrictions on N-Fertilization in Red Areas

Blog - 07.04.2021 - The Restrictions on N-Fertilization in Red Areas
The Fertilizer Ordinance was adopted in 2017 and revised in 2020. This presents agricultural businesses with major problems. Peer Leithold, Managing Director of Agricon GmbH, takes a critical look at the ordinance and presents possible solutions. Read more

[Translate to Englisch:] Bodenscanner-Karten im agriPORT

Blog - 01.04.2021 - From now and free of charge: The soil scanner maps in agriPORT
Since 2002, we have been using the soil scanner to record the heterogeneity of your soils. At the beginning of this year 2021, we have now uploaded the soil scanner data free of charge in digital form to our agriPORT for over 1,600 customers in Germany, as well as in large parts of Eastern Europe. Read more

Can humus save our climate?

Blog - 04.11.2020 - Can humus save our climate? | 5
Prof. Körschens, together with the Förderverband Humus e.V., comments on this from an agricultural perspective. This group of scientists has devoted almost their entire life's work to the establishment, investigation and evaluation of long-term humus experiments. Read more

Interface from agriPORT to the JD Operation Center

Blog - 03.11.2020 - Interface from agriPORT to the JD Operation Center
Data transfer is one of the toughest challenges in precision farming. With the new interface between agriPORT and JD Operation Center, application maps can be easily and quickly transferred directly to the machines. Read more

Interview: The autumn scan is part of the fertilization

Blog - 13.09.2020 - Interview: The autumn scan is part of the fertilization
The AGRAR Dresdner Vorland has been working with the YARA N-Sensor for many years and has used it almost from the beginning to carry out an autumn scan as well. We met with operations manager Mirko Pietzsch and asked what benefits the autumn scan brings to the company. Read more

How an autumn scan brings stands through spring drought

Blog - 09.09.2020 - How an autumn scan brings stands through spring drought
How can an autumn scan have a positive impact on your stands when it comes to spring drought? Read more

Nutrient deficiency: Nearly two thirds of all surfaces boast at least one blatant absencee

Blog - 19.08.2020 - Nutrient deficiency: Nearly two thirds of all surfaces boast at least one blatant absencee
A good plant nutrition is the correct synergy of different nutrients. No nutrient should therefore be in abundance and no nutrient should be in deficiency. However, from the analysis of around 300,000 soil samples, we know that at least one (or more) nutrient(s) in content class A or B is present on around 60% of all areas we sampled. This is an unsustainable situation that we urgently need to change Read more

Incorrect liming is still a problem

Blog - 17.08.2020 - Incorrect liming is still a problem
Every farm manager still loses an average of 50 €/ha in yield every year due to incorrect liming. Our analysis of almost 300,000 soil samples from the last four years shows that about one third of the areas have incorrectly adjusted pH values. The solution to this dilemma is relatively simple. Read more

Precise fertilising with tradition

Blog - 07.07.2020 - Precise fertilising with tradition
A service provider duo in Hildburghausen has been offering farms needs-based basic and nitrogen fertilisation for 20 years. The basis for this is their own soil samples, an ALS2 N sensor on the agrotruck and the agriPORT software. Read more

Saxony promotes special training in precision farming

Blog - 05.06.2020 - Saxony promotes special training in precision farming
The certificate course "Digital crop production in the annual cycle" is characterised by an application-oriented transfer of agronomic knowledge. The one-year, in-service special training was developed by Agronym, an association that promotes agricultural specialists. Agricon is supporting the certificate course over the next three years. Read more

Review of working groups: The "hidden champion" in precision farming

Blog - 26.03.2020 - Review of working groups: The "hidden champion" in precision farming
The procedure for the precise application of fungicides and growth regulators is ingeniously simple and logical. We explain how digital crop protection works and show the positive effects it contributes to. Read more

Workshop review: Investments in base fertilization always pay off

Blog - 26.03.2020 - Workshop review: Investments in base fertilization always pay off
At our working groups it was one of the most important topics: base fertilization. Why more and more farmers are investing in a professional examination of their soils is explained by our managing director Peer Leithold Read more

Blog - 26.03.2020 - Countering early summer drought with old and new methods
Winter cereals are currently suffering to a greater or lesser extent from the early summer drought - for the third year in succession. Perhaps now is the right time to analyse the criteria and causes that contribute to the stagnation of plant growth under dry conditions Read more

Workshop review: Dealing with the fertilizer ordinance

Blog - 06.03.2020 - Workshop review: Dealing with the fertilizer ordinance
The current fertilizer ordinance is poorly made in terms of content and methodology. Its strict observance and the adherence to old fertilization habits will undoubtedly lead to financial losses. But there are ways out of a system of limited N supply Read more

Prof. Kage criticizes amendment of DüV

Blog - 02.03.2020 - Prof. Kage criticizes amendment of DüV
We do not need blanket extensification and uniform fertilizer rules nationwide, but rather more field-, sub-field- and year-specific precision on the one hand and defined upper limits for farm N-balance balances on the other. Read more

Success in the last mile

Blog - 28.02.2020 - Success in the last mile
John Deere and Agricon have recently agreed on a strategic partnership. Precision farming is only successful when agricultural technology is combined with crop farming expertise. Digital technologies can thus better exploit their economic value for the user. Read more

Blog - 03.02.2020 - The AgRevolutionary
For entrepreneur Peer Leithold, every square meter of a field is unique due to the interaction of climate, soil type and plants. With his team, he has digitized agriculture - and convinced a market leader. Read more

Is digitalization the 'magical solution'?

Blog - 12.11.2019 - Is digitalization the 'magical solution'?
Why does society no longer trust agriculture - but still trust the individual farmer? What are the reasons for this and can digitalization help to regain the lack of trust? Read more

Precision in corn production

Blog - 18.10.2019 - Precision in corn production
Strategies in corn cultivation are continuously optimized. Nevertheless, it still poses a number of economic, ecological and political challenges. Digital processes can increase the efficiency of maize production and at the same time conserve natural resources. Read more

The autumn scan of grain and rapeseed

Blog - 04.10.2019 - The autumn scan of grain and rapeseed
In the "autumn scan", farmers use their YARA N-Sensor® to measure the current N uptake of winter rape stocks and can thus calculate spreading maps for the first N dosage in the following spring. This ensures optimum fertilization of the plants. Current research results show that this procedure also leads to positive effects in winter wheat. Read more

Plan lime fertilisation with agriPORT

Blog - 16.09.2019 - Plan lime fertilisation with agriPORT
The positive influence of lime is often underestimated in arable farming. Dr. Martin Schneider explains in a video which agronomic advantages arise from liming with sub-area accuracy and how you can plan this quickly and easily with agriPORT. Read more

Site specific application of growth regulators

Blog - 06.09.2019 - Site specific application of growth regulators
With a constant application of growth regulators, weak stands are treated up to 4 times overdosed. For large populations, less than half the application rate remains. In unfavorable situations, this leads to repeated lodging in the high yield zones and yield losses in the low yield zones. Growth regulators therefore have to be applied site specifically. Read more

Precision farming makes our work more efficient

Blog - 30.08.2019 - Precision farming makes our work more efficient
Reinhard Rustler has been farming his two farms in Bavaria and the Czech Republic on a site-specific basis for several years. He has relied on regular soil tests by Agricon and has had good experiences with the N-Sensor. The graduate farmer is convinced that investments in digital crop production are also worthwhile for smaller farms. We visited him on his farm in the Upper Palatinate. Read more

Critically scrutinised: the Fertiliser Ordinance

Blog - 14.08.2019 - Critically scrutinised: the Fertiliser Ordinance
The renewed tightening of the DüV will not reduce nitrate levels in groundwater, but the competitiveness of our industry. We will discuss ways in which farmers can intelligently counter the planned economic approaches from Berlin and Brussels. Read more

Knowledge beats technology

Blog - 06.08.2019 - Knowledge beats technology
With precision farming, the partial areas of a field are worked with pinpoint precision. Peer Leithold and his company Agricon intend to automate this process and digitize crop cultivation. He started this process 20 years ago. Read more

Precision Farming with N-Sensor or Satellite?

Blog - 22.07.2019 - Precision Farming with N-Sensor or Satellite?
Since the availability of Sentinel 2 pictures, various offers for the use of this data have come onto the market. With the new (mostly free) digital tools, farmers should be able to increase their yields and save on fertilizers and pesticides. This raises the question of what other raisons d'être the N-Sensor has? Read more

[Translate to Englisch:] Peer und Hermann Leithold

Blog - 12.06.2019 - Tapping into new markets
In an interview with EILBOTE, Peer Leithold (Managing Director of Agricon GmbH) and Hermann Leithold (Chief Operating Officer) comment on digitization criticism, an new ph-value sensor and our company's expansion plans. Read more

Ladies' doubles relies on digitization

Blog - 06.06.2019 - Ladies' doubles relies on digitization
Simone and Maria Klein run an arable farm in Unstruttal. When compensating for uneven harvest quality due to highly heterogeneous soils, both farmers rely on site-specific fertilisation and show that Precision Farming can also pay off in small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises. Read more

Thinking from the plant's point of view

Blog - 31.05.2019 - Thinking from the plant's point of view
Agricon's founder and managing director Peer Leithold is convinced: Automation will bring a lot to the field if it bundles the best of crop science. His reply to criticism of digitalization. Read more

Blog - 25.04.2019 - Variable N fertilization increases yields and saves nitrogen
This spring, the amended Fertiliser Ordinance is having a particularly strong effect on N fertilisation on farms. Restrictions due to the fertiliser requirement value and the tightening of the company nutrient comparison are being imposed on many farms. Read more

Agricon digitalizes European crop production

Blog - 19.04.2019 - Agricon digitalizes European crop production
In 30 years roughly nine billion people will live on our planet. At the same time, the world's arable land will have decreased by several billion hectares at the same time. Intensifying crop production in Europe is therefore a question of global responsibility. Read more

New process not only saves money

Blog - 23.03.2019 - New process not only saves money
Plant nutrition and protection has been possible with Agricon modules for some time now. Now the company is going one step further. Read more

Site specific application of fungicides

Blog - 18.03.2019 - Site specific application of fungicides
Substantial cost pressure, the emergence of resistances, bans on agents, stricter legal regulations and social criticism pose major challenges to our crop protection industry. The right dosage for different sub-areas or plant populations can help the agribusinesses. The benefits of a stock-dependent dosage for fungicides have now been scientifically investigated for the first time and the effects quantified. Read more

Sense and nonsense of digitalization in crop production

Blog - 12.03.2019 - Sense and nonsense of digitalization in crop production
In the public debate on agricultural digitalization, many (self-proclaimed) "experts" make public statements. However, they are more often confusing than contributing to factual solutions. It is therefore time to bring order and system into this discussion - with facts! Read more

Downed - when trials go wrong

Blog - 01.03.2019 - Downed - when trials go wrong
The number of practice-relevant experiments on sensor-controlled nitrogen fertilization is currently still relatively low. On-farm research is therefore urgently needed. The trials are subject to clear principles and rules. If these are not observed or violated, results without general validity and unsuitable for publication. The research work of the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Agriculture is exemplary in this respect. Read more

Sustainable crop protection with the N-Sensor

Blog - 22.02.2019 - Sustainable crop protection with the N-Sensor
Eric and Moritz Krull look not only at their own wallets, but also at society's demands. With the Yara N-Sensor® and the rule-based crop protection system from Agricon, they manage this balancing act. Read more

How is it that base fertilization always comes second

Blog - 18.02.2019 - How is it that base fertilization always comes second
Depending on the nutrient and livestock density of a region, 30-40% of the areas are often underserved according to official advice. We wanted to substantiate this somewhat rough statistic with our own investigation and took a look. The result: on average every second field suffers from a considerable lack of nutrients. Read more

Digitization in agriculture - between hype and frustration

Blog - 30.01.2019 - Digitization in agriculture - between hype and frustration
At present it seems as if digitization in agriculture is accelerating more and more. At least if one observes the corresponding activities of various corporations. Announcements promise a better, digital future. But if you talk to practitioners, it becomes clear that this topic, which is so dominant in the public, causes more frustration than desire for this future. Read more

Tradition and modernity

Blog - 15.01.2019 - Tradition and modernity
If you fertilise according to need, you can save a lot of money. Farmer and contractor Andreas Steier from Saxony uses the Yara N-Sensor for this purpose. He needs up to 30 % less nitrogen fertiliser and is happy about more homogeneous crops. Read more

Yield potential maps a second time - Why, agronomically, they make no sense at all

Blog - 19.12.2018 - Yield potential maps a second time - Why, agronomically, they make no sense at all
Yield potential maps and yield targets are mostly used to measure the optimal nitrogen fertilization. With this approach, however, we are unfortunately on the wrong track. The attempt is to calculate the N fertilizer required by balancing plant growth, N consumption and N fertilizer supplied as in a static black box. However, nature is not that simple... Read more

Optimization of N-fertilization to winter wheat with the help of digital tools

Blog - 14.12.2018 - Optimization of N-fertilization to winter wheat with the help of digital tools
How can nitrogen fertilization to winter wheat be optimized with the help of digital tools? Dr. Martin Schneider addressed this question in his presentation at the 2018 Arable Farming Conference in Bernburg. In the presentation, the focus will be on the application of our digital N-fertilization method in the entire vegetation process. Read more

A pioneer in fertilizer management

Blog - 07.12.2018 - A pioneer in fertilizer management
As an agricultural service provider, Eberhard Tanzberger has been offering his customers sub-area-specific basic and nitrogen fertilization for 18 years. He is supported by Agricon. The services are based on soil samples, the Yara N-Sensor® and the cloud-based data management software agriPORT. Read more

Working group "Digital crop production" - orientation and training for farmers

Blog - 06.11.2018 - Working group "Digital crop production" - orientation and training for farmers
More than 200 farmers took part in the "Digital Crop Production" working group last year. Over the next eleven weeks, Agricon employees will again meet face-to-face with farm managers and agronomists to discuss rules-based crop production. The series of events will take place at a total of 19 locations across Germany. Read more

Yield potential maps - Why they do not work

Blog - 01.11.2018 - Yield potential maps - Why they do not work
Yield maps have been known in agricultural practice for over 25 years. Yield potential maps are to be calculated from a series of yield maps. These, in turn, are to be used in precision farming in order to be able to plan farming measures and the use of resources precisely. The wish seems to be father to the thought! Read more

Press review - the new Yara N-Sensor® ALS 2 generation

Blog - 26.10.2018 - Press review - the new Yara N-Sensor® ALS 2 generation
The market launch of the Yara N-Sensor® ALS 2 was well received in agricultural magazines. We have compiled the most important news for our agriconBLOG. Read more

[Translate to Englisch:] YARA N-Sensor ALS 2

Blog - 17.10.2018 - 9 reasons pro the YARA N-Sensor® ALS 2
The new generation of the YARA N-Sensor® ALS sets new standards in precision farming. It continues the long-standing success story of the YARA N-Sensor®. Agricultural journalist Karl Bockholt has enumerated nine arguments in favour of the next generation of the sensor system. Read more

Soil data as basis for intelligent plant cultivation

Blog - 05.10.2018 - Soil data as basis for intelligent plant cultivation
Farmers, representatives of the agribusiness and scientists discussed new ways of data collection and evaluation in crop production at the SeBiMo innovation forum. Agricon was one of the project partners and presented its sub-area-specific management of soil fertility based on nutrient contents at a final congress. Read more

Lime planning for the entire farm in less than a minute

Blog - 27.09.2018 - Lime planning for the entire farm in less than a minute
In our cloud-based software agriPORT, nutrient distribution maps are presented individually for each farm. Simple routines enable you, as the plant manager, to know immediately how much lime you need for your areas. In addition, you can have lime litter maps calculated for the entire operation according to VDLUFA specifications. In this short video, we provide the proof that lime planning can be carried out for the entire farm in less than a minute: Read more

How you can earn 50 EUR/ha with a little thought when liming!

Blog - 20.09.2018 - How you can earn 50 EUR/ha with a little thought when liming!
Lime contributes to the long-term preservation of soil fertility and ensures reliable yields. In practice, however, limescale is still far too often used to avoid demand. As a result, suboptimal pH values predominate in many places, which has a negative effect on the profitability of the farm. The adjustment of the optimum pH value in the fields is not witchcraft. Read more

The dilemma with herbicides and fungicides

Blog - 28.06.2018 - The dilemma with herbicides and fungicides
We were guests at this year's field day of Syngenta Agro GmbH in Methau. There it became clear what a precarious situation the agricultural and especially the crop protection industry is currently in: What do we do when consultants recommend herbicide savings of up to 50% or when farmers apply a fungicide over and over again at the same time? What can you do if this quickly leads to the development of resistance to an active ingredient and makes crop protection products ineffective? Read more

Do we really have to fertilize at maximum?

Blog - 18.04.2018 - Do we really have to fertilize at maximum?
Irrespective of the type of operation or management, the industry almost unanimously assumes that the new FO will have a more or less negative impact on yields due to the capping of N quantities. The reason for this lies in the still widespread "accounting thinking": For a quintal of yield I need x kg N-fertilizer/ha. However, this is not entirely correct, as the approach has two major weaknesses. Read more

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