Now, each agronomist responsible for specific fields, monitors information about crop condition online. In real time, he sees what crop falls behind in development, what factors affected the losses, what can be done with the affected fields. As a result, agronomists do not need to examine all accountable fields in a row, instead they only visit the problematic points.
Agrotrade handles over 65 thousand hectares of land in Kharkov, Sumy, Chernigov, Poltava and Dnepropetrovsk regions. The average area of the field is 76 hectares. One specialist is responsible for 25-30 fields, sometimes located in different areas, hundreds of kilometers apart. The system allows for saving on field trips up to USD 0.5 per hectare a year.
This figure includes a reduction in costs for fuel and labor — a separate department of specialists who inspect crops, analyze and systematize data on crop condition, assess the size of problem areas, factors that caused losses, prepare reports for the company's management, etc.
The program automates the entire process, simplifies tasks and reduces their number to the minimum. As a result, these functions are simply distributed among the agronomist and the operator.
All the data on crop conditions is available in real time to the staff of the central office. When there are questions about crop development in individual fields, agronomists are asked to conduct a check-up in the problem area and make a report. Company employees are provided with corporate smartphones, where special applications are installed. These applications are used by agronomists to make scouting reports with pictures, describe the problem and give their recommendations for solving them. The central office instantly receives such reports on each field in the main account of the program, which they find very convenient.