Large farm stresses soil fertility levels

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
December 2004
Southeast Farm Press;12/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 27, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports on approaches designed to maximize yields of crops. Owned by an Italian corporation. Open Grounds, in many ways, is a model farm where technology and agronomy meet the free market. An early adopter of precision fanning techniques. Open Grounds uses Global Positioning System to map soils, collect yield data and write the nutrient prescriptions that lead to consistent yields. The farm also mixes and applies its own nutrients. Using the grid-sampling method, Open Grounds takes 144 soil samples for each 600-acre block of land.


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