SVF Rx brings you variable rate technology that breaks the field down even farther, so our experienced agronomists can determine more specifically what your field needs. By managing your field to a new level, SVF Rx will help you achieve the highest possible return on your investment.
SVF Rx will assess your fields though various methods, prescribe the solution, and program your equipment to apply the exact amount of fertilizer, crop protection products, and seed needed. SVF Rx is partnered with Point Forward Solutions to deliver this innovative precision agriculture service to your farm.
SVF Rx differs from other precision agriculture programs because we already know our farmers’ fields. We have spent time in the fields and will continue to provide a hands-on investigation into your soil to accompany the zoning data.
Electrical conductivity mapping
SVF Rx employs electrical conductivity (EC) measurements to determine site-specific zones in your fields to better characterize your soil through its electrical conductivity. SVF Rx uses Veris EC as an effective way to map soil texture variability details within a field in the crop-rooting zone.
SVF Rx measures RTK quality elevation to model topography, which aides in analyzing variability of your fields. Having an accurate topographic map should provide an opportunity to improve management of agricultural inputs. Soils in the hilltops versus the low-lying depressions in a field can vary greatly having significant impact on yields.
By analyzing all of the information layers to determine the characteristics of your land, SVF Rx will get down into the soil and perform zone specific soil testing. Soil testing can help in determining the nutrient and contaminant content, composition and other characteristics of your soil.
Yield mapping refers to the process of collecting geo-referenced data on crop yield and characteristics, such as moisture content, while the crop is being harvested. Yield maps serve as a location record of management and can be used to predict yield potential and soil nutrient variability. SVF Rx uses yield maps to help in making future crop management decisions or provide solutions for farmers.
Much like doctors need to know your medical history before giving you a prescription, SVF Rx’s experienced agronomists analyze the history of your fields and use the data to properly diagnose your crop’s future needs.
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is used as a graphic indicator of biomass and leaf area in several crops. SVF Rx can use NDVI images to determine plant health levels and track crop development over the season assisting farmers in evaluating plant germination, growth, and productivity.
Field Fertility Plan
Based on the field assessment, SVF Rx will be able to prescribe a fertility plan for your fields with exactly what it will need and only what it will need where it needs it.
With SVF Rx variable rate technology, we combine GPS, electronic controllers, and a geographical information system (GIS) in the cab to automatically change the rate of any product being applied in the field.
Point Forward Solutions
Point Forward Solutions is a consulting company based in St. Albert that provides innovative precision agriculture solutions to crop input retailers and their farm customers. They have many years of experience with practices and equipment and have the resources and expertise in place to allow it’s partners the ability to deliver a high quality product to their customers. Point Forward Solutions is also committed to delivering sustainable food production solutions that bring increased return on investment to farm producers.