Resource optimization by crop rotation
- Conventional farming
- Organic farming
A well-designed crop rotation, e.g. inclusion of legume crops, can improve soil structure and fertility, optimise nutrient and water use, and reduce the occurrence of disease, pests and weeds. Interventions, such as the use of nitrogen fertilisers and pesticides, can thus be minimised. On cash crop farms, however, including fodder legumes in crop rotation does not generate income.
With Farm/IT, the positive effects of rotations in terms of investment in soil fertility can be shown to have tangible economic benefits. Farm/IT can also optimise crop rotations to achieve multiple objectives, for instance, improving crop yield while reducing fertiliser application.
What are the consequences of a specific crop rotation for soil erosion, soil water content, humus content, crop yield, etc.?
How can crop rotations help improve nutrient balance, crop yield and quality and minimise the use of resources?
How can crop rotations help to achieve defined target values in different categories?
Screenshots of Farm/IT
FARM/IT can be used with any actual web-browser. After entering some basic data, you can optimize individual agricultural scenarios.