What is Evidence Based Production?
London, October 2016
Evidence Based Production is used to describe the method of farming that embraces technology and utilising data to inform their production on farm. Farmers, agronomists and industry advisors in every sector from arable, beef, dairy and sheep are always checking Recommended Lists, EBVs, and other key performance indicators to understand what the most profitable, efficient and appropriate course of action is to take on their farm. Using this evidence is the way that agriculture has grown into the industry it is today. However data has always been available after the fact – yield, soil analysis, dead weight. With technology now capable of sharing real time data, making those informed decisions part of every day is now possible.
David Wilson, MD Proagrica, shares “Farmers and their agronomists are now able to see what’s going on in the equivalent fields across the country – they can compare their crop protection plan with others who are growing the same wheat variety, with the same soil type and rainfall for example. This opens the door for farmers to balance the risk, and work together as an industry to improve food security and resource use.
To learn more about Evidence Based Production go to www.proagrica.com or tweet us @Proagrica with the hashtag of #EBP and share how you’re using evidence on your farm.
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