Precision Farming

The targeted management of agricultural land will become increasingly important in the future. It is important to consider the differences in soil and yield capacity within a field and to carry out targeted sowing, fertilization and plant protection measures on a small scale. This not only saves operating resources, but also allows the measures to be implemented much more efficiently.

We at Hanse-Agro have been dedicated to the topic of "precision farming" for more than 10 years and have experience with terrestrial sensor systems as well as drones and satellite data through various trials.


Where does our know-how come from?

  • as research partners in third-party funded projects (e.g. AGRO-DE)
  • from our own on-farm research experiments on our consulting farms


What do we offer?

Sub-area specific:

  • Canola fertilization: For this purpose, nitrogen uptake (N-uptake) is measured or determined before winter by means of Yara N-Sensor® or by Sentinel-2 recordings and considered in nitrogen fertilizer planning in spring. The planning is done in consultation with the crop consultant and other crop-related parameters such as the Nmin value and N replenishment are considered. The fertilization planning is then used to create an application map, which is made available to the farmer in a technically adapted format.
  • Basic fertilization (P, K & CaO): The planning of site-specific basic fertilization begins with the targeted division of soil sampling zones. For this purpose, various initial data such as the imperial soil estimate or digital elevation models can be used. Also indispensable for the targeted targeting of sub-areas is the area knowledge and experience of the crop farmer on site, together with the expertise of the crop consultant. From the sampling results, supply levels are then assigned and implemented in the subsequent basic fertilizer planning, in addition to the crop rotation, site-specific, but also farm-specific characteristics, considering crop production requirements.



  • Sowing (cereals & maize): Similar ideas as in site-specific basic fertilization are followed in sowing. In this area, variety knowledge is to be implemented into the subplot along with site-specific seeding strengths and seeding times.

All areas are implemented to the extent that they can be applied with the technology available on the farms. The implementation of crop management approaches required from the field has top priority and the application of GIS software and evaluation methods runs in the background. The results of the evaluations are made available in topic-specific reports so that they can be interpreted even without prior or specialized knowledge. Details of the evaluation are available at any time and will be discussed upon request.


Interested? We will be happy to submit an individual offer to you.

Your contact person: Norbert Zirps