Mykyta Suvorov, manager of product development for mineral plant nutrition of the Eridon company. "Eridon" company for more than 25 years, it is the leader of the Ukrainian distribution market. Main areas of activity – sale of plant protection products, special and traditional fertilizers, microfertilizers, seeds. "Eridon" is constantly in active search for new diagnostic solutions in the field in order to remain a market leader. "Eridon" was instantly interested in testing soils quickly, reliably and at an affordable price using the AgroCares solution, as this was not possible before. For "Eridon" company, it was the main thing to become one of the first users of "AgroCares" solutions. in Ukraine.
Current agrochemical laboratory research takes a lot of time and is imperfect
Mykyta Suvorov: "While writing my PhD thesis on long-acting fertilizers, I gained incredible experience working in “traditional” agrochemical laboratories. Accordingly, I know for sure about all the main problems that exist in Ukraine regarding soil analysis. The accuracy of the soil analysis depends on many factors: the selection of a representative soil sample, the transportation of this sample and, ultimately, the analysis itself. Methods of “traditional” are imperfect, and the analysis takes too much time. Therefore, being able to get an instant result on soil quality and react to the problem in time is a huge step forward. Because of this, the scanner from AgroCares is ahead of agrochemical laboratories and is the only solution for decision-making in the field.
Guidance for farmers with evidence-based information
Mykyta Suvorov: "It is quite difficult to give recommendations to farmers on the spot, because as an agricultural consultant, since the final result is influenced by many factors: moisture, and the content of organic matter, and microbiological activity, and the presence of a soil crust, and the granulometric composition of the soil &ndash ; it is difficult to record all this in memory, and accordingly it is also difficult to give recommendations that will work effectively.
With the AgroCares scanner, this possibility is real, because by analyzing the results obtained with the device, and having your own experience, you can give an 80-85 percent accurate recommendation, which will significantly improve the final result. Of course, a lot also depends on the performer, for example, if you give access to the application without recommendations (SoilCares Manager) to a middle-level sales manager, the lack of experience can become a negative factor, since it will be difficult to interpret the obtained result. But this solution allows 100 percent to upgrade existing high-class specialists on the market.»
For solutions that deliver accurate analytics – the future.
Mykyta Suvorov: "Huge advantages and benefits are possible for farmers in the next 5-10 years if we implement such technology as offered by AgroCares. I would personally like to have as many of these scanners as possible in our company, because this is a new level of quality that we strive for. This gives us the opportunity to improve the quality of our agronomic service, which automatically increases our sales and reputation in the market. I would also like to have at least one compact Lab-in-a-Box laboratory in our company, which allows you to get a complete analysis of macro- and microelements. After all, such decisions provide access to analytical information that will allow to achieve an increase in production efficiency and completely change agriculture.»
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