In this November edition, we invite you to delve into stories where innovation intersects with agriculture. Learn about the challenges of global mis-harmonization of soil testing methods discussed by Stenon’s founder and CEO, Niels Grabbert, at the World Agri-tech Innovation Summit. Explore the latest agriculture tips for wheat production in the Kazakhstan region, and gain access to insightful product video tutorials tailored to the Brazilian market.
Additionally, as usual, we have curated reading tips from around the globe, focusing on the transformative power of digitization and cost-effective fertilizer application strategies.
Stay tuned and enjoy the read!
In September, Stenon’s founder and CEO, Niels Grabbert, attended the World Agri-tech Innovation Summit in London, where he discussed the complex topic of global mis-harmonization of soil testing methods, with a specific focus on Nitrogen.
Growers worldwide require Nitrogen data to effectively fertilize at the precise location, time, and quantity. Stenon’s keynotes shed light on accessing soil data for making profitable, sustainable, and efficient decisions on inputs. The presentation addressed the main challenges associated with this topic and proposed feasible solutions. If you missed this informative session, you can catch up on it here.
Show case from Kazakhstan
Stenon’s partner in Kazakhstan, Eurasia Group AG, recently published another insightful video. This short video emphasizes the importance of soil nutrition for wheat production, one of the primary crops in the region. Given the variability of soils, even within a single field, conducting real-time soil analysis for different zones is crucial for developing an efficient fertilizing plan. For more details on wheat production, refer to the video.
Please note that the video is available only in the Russian language.
Trainings material for Brazilian region
After our successful completion of intensive training in the Paraná region of Brazil, all local Lavoro experts can now assist their valued customers in obtaining real-time data on soil nutrients and recommending the optimal fertilizer rate. The Lavoro team is on fire! We are impressed by how quickly and efficiently they can support local agricultural businesses in Paraná.
To ensure that our local experts and ambassadors have no unanswered questions regarding the usage of Stenon’s innovative soil analysis device, we have localized our training material. Now, all Brazilian users can easily learn how to get started with the FarmLab and take their first steps in Stenon’s software.
Here you can watch the full video tutorial – Getting started with the FarmLab:
For information regarding Stenon’s Web-App we recommend to check this video:
Agricultural news spanning the globe
Previously, we shared articles about the importance of digitization in the agriculture sector for improving operational efficiency. For instance, in the North of Kazakhstan, the implementation of digital technology resulted in a 28% increase in production.
Additionally, weather conditions can have a tremendous impact on yield. In 2023, drought affected wheat production drastically, as stated in this article. One solution to minimize its effects on profitability is optimizing the fertilizer cost plan in advance. With Stenon’s technology, the local customers of Eurasia Group Kazakhstan were equipped to get all the needed information for adjusting their fertilizer plan.
Contact us to learn more about how Stenon can assist you in this endeavor.
Besides the environmental impact of the surplus application of nitrogen fertilizers, it has a direct impact on the operational cost structure. In general, agriculture businesses are very sensitive when it comes to reducing fertilizer application, especially when a certain practice has existed for years; the risk of changing it and impacting yield is very daunting. It is especially significant in Brazil, where, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, one of the highest rates of fertilizer application in the world is recorded.
Stenon’s soil analysis technology can be especially useful for agriculture businesses that are interested in cost optimization based on real data, not guesswork. Based on real-time results, our users can receive instant fertilizer application recommendations for each specific field and time of the crop cycle. Contact us to learn more about it.
The impact of a different approach to fertilizer application can also be observed in this German video. In this insightful report, you can see, through the example of winter barley, how three different methods of fertilizer application (50%, 70%, 100%) impacted the yield. Spoiler alert: more doesn’t necessarily mean better. 😉
Since its founding in 2018, Stenon Gmbh, based in Potsdam, Germany, has become the global market leader in real-time digital soil data that is especially beneficial for agronomists. With its sensor- and cloud-based mobile measuring device FarmLab, Stenon provides agriculture businesses with essential data to make optimal and sustainable cultivation decisions, boost yield, crop quality and soil health while saving money on inputs.
More about Stenon at www.stenon.io