Newsletter January 2018
Topic of the month:
Real time variable depth tillage
Precision farming is playing an increasingly important role in agriculture. Seeds and fertilizers should be very efficiently to conserve resources and the environment. To that end it is also necessary to have very precise information about the condition of the soils.
Variable depth tillage is a big topic in this context. With the Topsoil Mapper VDT is now sensor-controlled and in real time. By mounting the sensor in front of the towing vehicle, the collected data can be forwarded in real time to the tillage machine and the soil processing can be adapted to the prevailing conditions. This saves time - since two processes can be carried out in one, the soil is spared through the adapted processing and last but not least, energy resources are saved through the adaptation.
Family Koch reports from everyday life
Our aim is to support our customers as much as possible in optimizing their yields and to sustainably cultivate the soil. What was conventionally only possible with penetrometers and spades is simpler and more accurate with modern sensor technology such as the TSM. Both the measurement and the recording of varying densification horizons and the adaptation of soil tillage measures in real time provide real added values.
Topsoil Mapper for variable soil cultivation in real time awarded with gold medal
On January 18th Michael Kopecky (Int. sales) had the honour to receive, on behalf of Geoprospectors, the Gold medal at the Poznan International Fair in Poland. The Medal - awarded by the competition jury chaired by Professor Grzegorz Skrzypczak - is certificate and confirmation of the high quality and the innovative value of the honoured product.
Geoprospectors exhibits together with reseller on AGROmashEXPO in Hungary
Together with the Hungarian partner Agrofil Kft Geoprospectors participted in the AGROmashEXPO in Budapest on January 24th - 25th. AGROmashEXPO is the biggest agriculture show in Hungary, where farmers can find information about an ever-broader offer of sensor technology. Judit Pupos, Hungarian engineer at Geoprospectors, gave an introduction to the Topsoil Data Analyzer, a software tool that transforms raw data from the Topsoil Mapper into soil maps readable by everyone.
Agroexpo in Don Benito, Spain – together with client Abona Global S.l
The 30th edition of AgroExpo – Feval has been organized from January 24 th - 27th in Don Benito (Spain), a region known for organic farming of fruits and vegetables. AbonaGlobal is here the first company using the Topsoil Mapper for soil mapping. The soil sensor was demonstrated to clients during the fair along with the corresponding software package. Furthermore, Diego Juarez Arnedo held a lecture on “New Technologies in Organic Farming”, showing advantages of variable rate farming.
Geoprospectors develops and assembles robust and motorized measuring systems for the detailed investigation and evaluation of various soil structures. The Geoprospectors systems are developed and optimized specifically for the agricultural application. They are non- invasive, easy to install and do smoothly integrate with all farming operations. Data management is simple and data interpretation highly automated.