Stenon News for Agriculture Experts – December 2023

Each season has its own pace, but in December, it’s the perfect time to take a look back and learn from the year’s experience. That’s why in this December article, we have collected insightful material on how to increase your operational efficiency while securing your production. 

More doesn’t always mean better, and when it comes to fertilizer application, this rule is especially accurate. Enjoy your pre-holiday time and learn from our newsletter different tips for smart production of various crops from all over the world and how innovative agricultural technology can contribute to its improvement.

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Stenon Web-App’s feature „Measurement grid“ is now available for Brazilian region

We’re thrilled to announce the release of a much-requested feature to all our users in Brazil – the measurement grid. For users from other regions this feature has been already enabled.

Stenon’s web app now offers enhanced functionality, providing our users in Brazil with a more convenient solution for evenly distributing their measurements. Users can easily add the grid to their field map, adjust its placement, and, once satisfied, download it as a KML file for use with MAPS.ME or any other offline maps navigation provider. Should you have any questions about this new feature, feel free to reach out to our customer support. They’ll be happy to assist you.

Study on Soil Organic Matter method for defining Nitrogen fertilizer application in Brazil

With the help of Stenon’s technology the required amount of N-fertilizer can be defined very precise

In conventional agriculture, when it comes to fertilizer application, we most commonly observe the following approaches: either growers apply nitrogen fertilizer based on historical practices to secure desired production, or, as is also common in Brazil, they use soil organic matter methods. The drawbacks of the first approach are covered in the reading tips section of our newsletter. However, to emphasize the advantages of obtaining precise nitrogen data in real-time compared to SOM methods, we are excited to share our recent case study.

At Stenon, we take pride in our technology, which enables our partner in the Paraná region of Brazil, Lavoro, to enhance their digital solution with our precise real-time soil analysis technology. This, in turn, allows them to provide their clients with accurate fertilizer recommendations.

Read the full case-study in portuguese here.

Eurasia Group Kazakhstan at Agritechnica 2023

 Stenon and Eurasia Group AG at Agritechnica 2023

In November, our partner for the Kazakhstan region, Eurasia Group AGexhibited at Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery. We were very excited to meet them there. Their booth was one of the highlights of the exhibition and attracted agricultural experts from all over the world. Stenon’s technology was presented there as well. If you missed a chance to get a full consultation about implementing Stenon’s innovative soil analysis technology in the Kazakhstan region during Agritechnica, contact us now, and we will be glad to connect you with our partners.

Agricultural news spanning the globe

In our December Reading Tips we offer the overview of articles with interesting insights from Germany, Kazakhstan and Brazil.

This intriguing abstract from the study dedicated to Nitrogen demand and agro-environmental efficiency in Brazilian cereal production reveals findings that can be very useful for corn producers. Corn growers, especially focused on increasing yields, exhibit a known tendency to oversupply N-fertilizer in Brazil. However, this approach disregards the „Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns„, wherein agricultural production tends to decrease with excessive input. Additionally, most farmers cannot predict harvest yield due to uncontrollable characteristics, leading to the maximum judged addition of inputs.

In this case, Stenon’s soil analysis technology, exemplified by the real-time soil analysis device FarmLab, offers agronomists and growers a practical solution. With FarmLab, users can measure plant-available N and receive precise recommendations for N-application based on desired crop, yield, and fertilizer type. This practice allows growers to avoid overfertilizing, achieving up to a 20% cost savings while meeting yield targets.

If you haven’t discussed our technology with our experts, feel free to contact us to schedule an introduction call.

The problem of excessive Nitrogen application is also relevant in Germany. This article discusses how implementing sustainable practices can help conventional farming businesses reduce the risk of excessive fertilizer input. In addition to mandatory Nitrogen soil analysis, farmers interested in enhancing sustainability without compromising production can benefit from on-demand soil analysis. 

For instance, Stenon’s customer, a lettuce grower for retail chains, has successfully reduced fertilizer costs by 15%, achieving not only the same yield but even higher quality what is  a crucial factor when collaborating with retail chains. Watch the full video to explore the complete case study.


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This article in Russian covers tips for fertilizer application for wheat. Due to changing weather conditions in the Kazakhstan region, it’s essential for this crop to ensure that the soil provides the plants with all needed nutrients. On the other hand, an excess can cause negative effects on production, as stated in this article. However, with Stenon’s real-time soil analysis, wheat growers can always obtain the actual data of their soils and apply fertilizer in a targeted manner.

About Stenon

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.

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