Our approach to agricultural sustainability
At Farmers Edge, sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. By creating new precision agriculture tools, we not only make sustainable and profitable agricultural practices achievable for growers, but easy and straightforward for them to use and implement.
Behind every one of our products and services is deep consideration for the environment, our larger society and the economy. Simply put, we believe that part of our role as a socially and environmentally conscious company is to preserve the health of the earth so the growers of today and tomorrow can continue to produce safe, nutritious and affordable food.
Working with growers, we strive to develop agricultural practices that:
- satisfy human food and fiber needs;
- enhance the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends;
- make efficient use of non-renewable and on-farm resources; and
- sustain the economic viability of farm operations.
What it means for growers
How you produce crops on your land today shouldn’t affect the opportunity for future generations to do the same. Your land is your legacy.
With this in mind, we’ve created products and services to help you preserve your legacy. Through our renowned Precision Solutions, you can implement sustainable agricultural practices on your farm while simultaneously improving yield and profitability.
Smart Solutions helps you achieve this by:
- optimizing your inputs
- increasing productivity
- improving risk management
- providing measurable results
- enabling market competitiveness
The role of data
Data is the first step towards sustainable agricultural practices. Through farm digitization, you can begin to track equipment data, operational data, and weather data, giving you insight into every aspect of your farm. With this insight, you can begin to make decisions that reduce waste, decrease your impact on the environment, and save you money.
The role of Variable Rate Technology
Variable Rate Technology was created with sustainability and profitability in mind. No longer should you resort to conventional blanket applications that result in the needless application of excess inputs. This process is costly to you and can result in excess nitrogen seeping into either the water system or the atmosphere as nitrous oxide.
Our progressive VRT Solution optimizes your inputs, ensuring your applications are applied only where they have the greatest impact and not where they have a risk of entering the environment. This streamlined process cuts waste, pushes production and promotes a clean, sustainable environment.