March 1, 2024

Sow with the highest degree of efficiency

Sow with the highest degree of efficiency

Smart farming starts here: Unlocking optimal sowing with Cordulus Farm

Spring is one of the most critical seasons for farmers. It is when all hands on the farm are gearing up for the pivotal task of sowing to ensure a successful crop rotation. During this period, farmers who use the Cordulus Farm app stand out from their peers as their actions are based on actionable data instead of gut feelings. In this post, we’ll explore how Cordulus helps farmers make informed decisions during the sowing phase to optimize germination and ultimately boost yields. 

The importance of optimal seeding 

The sowing season is when the groundwork is laid for a productive harvest. Optimal seeding is key to ensuring proper germination and setting the stage for a successful season. During this critical time, the Cordulus Farm app offers valuable insights and analyes to guide farmers: 

1. Monitoring seedbed temperature and stability 

Being a Cordulus user, your in-field weather station constantly measures your local soil temperature. These measurements are frequently sent to your app, where you easily can track your seedbed temperature as well as its stability over time. 

This overview is easily summarized in the Sowing analysis which provides an intuitive red-yellow-green indication of optimal sowing times. Having local soil temperature measurements is crucial for understanding the conditions for optimal sowing and securing a successful germination. 

Having local soil temperature measurements is crucial for understanding the conditions for optimal sowing and securing a successful germination.

2. Forecast monitoring to avoid adverse weather conditions

Cordulus takes the guesswork out of weather forecasting, allowing farmers to plan their sowing activities strategically. Keeping a close eye on the forecast is crucial to avoid heavy rain before germination. Excessive moisture can lead to bursting seeds or, in the worst cases, seedlings drowning. The app provides unparalleled and locally adjusted forecasts, enabling farmers to adjust their sowing schedule to mitigate these risks. 

Cordulus’ AI-enhanced forecasts are unique for each weather station and proven to outperform existing alternatives by up to 48%. 

Avoid bursting seeds and the risk of reseeding

In a few warm, early spring weeks, seeds may germinate only to face unexpected frost, resulting in the loss of delicate seedlings. Cordulus helps farmers make informed decisions by considering both short-term weather patterns and long-term forecasts. 

Another risk during early sowing is the possibility of heavy rain before germination, potentially drowning seeds and causing the need for costly re-seeding. Cordulus provides the tools to assess and plan around these risks, ensuring optimal conditions for successful germination. 

The Cordulus Farm app is a tailored solution for farmers, designed to meet the unique challenges of agriculture. By using Cordulus during the sowing phase, farmers can: 

  • Increase yield: Making data-driven decisions through Cordulus leads to optimal sowing conditions, ultimately boosting crop yields. 
  • Avoid bursting seeds: By monitoring soil temperature and hyperlocal weather forecasts, farmers can prevent the bursting of seeds, protecting and securing their valuable investment. 
  • Minimize the need for re-seeding: Proactive planning with Cordulus helps farmers avoid scenarios that could necessitate re-seeding, saving valuable time and resources. 

While Cordulus is a powerful tool for optimizing sowing practices, it is important to note that this guide does not endorse dormant seeding, as it can be a risky endeavor. Farmers are encouraged to use Cordulus for timely and informed decisions based on current and local conditions. 

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