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RML Agtech launches variable rate technology to map soil quality

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on May 10, 2017

RML Agtech, a technology-based farm solutions provider, has launched indigenous version of Variable Rate Technology (VRT) to enhance the soil nutrients and productivity for Indian farmers.

The application helps farmers to decide the quantity of nutrients required for a plant. It is also a tool to know how many plants can be used on a piece of land based on the soil nutrient value. The technology is popular among the developed countries.

In India, RML has customized VRT to local conditions wherein there will be continuous monitoring of crop through satellite imagery for nutrition deficiency or disease and provide real time inputs to the farmers.

Thus VRT helps in reducing wastage of expensive inputs and help in improving quality and quantity of the yield of crop.

Farmers collect soil from five different points of their land parcel in different boxes at different depths depending on which crop they plan to grow. The soil collected in five different boxes, with each box specifically marked with a number, and sent to RML centralized laboratory for testing.

On completion of the test, the soil health report is updated on RML app along with advisory on remedial steps like nutrients to be added on each parcel of land.

There is a myth amongst farmers that all crops require same type and quantity of nutrients. However RML studies have found that land parcel of two to five acres have different nutrient value at different points.

Published on May 10, 2017
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