The growth of agriculture hand in hand with efficiency and sustainability is a line of work that every day adds more followers. There stands the variable input management, a set of tools that allow fine-tuned agriculture, understanding that different environments coexist within the same batch and that the intelligent use of inputs based on data allows to avoid errors, gain efficiency, consolidate yield levels and give a great leap in pursuit of a more sustainable agriculture.
With this premise and the objective of bringing valuable information on variable management, tobridging the technology gap and building community Among all the actors that are part of this practice and those interested in it, is that a group of companies and organizations will launch the first congress on the subject.
Congress aims to show how simple it is to get on these technologies, from common practices such as partitioning a lot into 2 or 3 environments using fixed densities in each one, to more advanced levels using the maximum available technology.
“Sowing to know” will take place on August 26 from 8 am and will be broadcast online and free of charge, with prior registration. The congress will bring together 16 speakers with producers and contractors who see the need to make a leap in quality and efficiency in the lot.
The meeting will address specific concepts, experiences and practical examples that will give a complete overview of the development of technology in Argentina and the world. The first thematic axis will be moderated by the journalist Diego Peydro and will respond to “What is innovation? There, Javier “Chiqui” Latorre (Nidera) and Diego Aguilera (advisor) will share how they experienced the incorporation of technology.
“The importance of sowing well” will govern the segment headed by Juan Ignacio Cagnola (Conicet), which will focus on “Density response models”. Then, Santiago Lorenzatti (Okandú) will address the “Impact of spatial and temporal variability on yield”, and Andrés Méndez (INTA) will develop the “The future of precision agriculture”.
The third module will put the magnifying glass on “How much does the efficiency in the use of resources and production improve? An AAPRESID specialist will present “How to produce more and better with the same resources”. Luis Mayer (Nidera) will explain how to improve productivity and be efficient handling seeds in a variable way and Agustín Pagani (Clarion) will address the same problem, but from the perspective of variable nutrient management. Finally, Diego Aguilera (advisor) will provide a final snapshot of the impact on profitability.
The fourth block will shed light on the “Benefit of variable handling and its strength in the world”. Moderated by Diego Peydro, representatives of companies and contractors with proven track records such as Crucianelli, Geoagro, Auravant, Precision Planting, Vistaguay, John Deere, Yara, Prodeman and the contractor Jerry Zanlungo will participate. They will investigate the advances of variable use, the technological contributions, why this is the moment to deepen the practice, and they will share emblematic cases.
Finally, the importance of integrating a competitive team in the first person. A grower, a consultant, a seedbed and a contractor will share their experience.
“Sowing to know to know how to sow” promises to become a space for exchange for all actors who see precision technologies as the stepping stone to grow in agriculture.