What We Do
We use precision farming to improve your returns.
In the world of agronomy and agronomic advice, Echelon is unique. Our crop advisors works with you to create a precise picture of your fields, giving you the confidence to make better decisions in both planning and execution. They know that the way to help you get the best results is to combine local knowledge with timely, actionable data.
Use our technology to meet your farm’s challenges.
Every farm comes with unique business and agronomic issues. Using our agronomic expertise and precision farming technology can overcome a wide range of production challenges.
If cash flow is an issue, can I still optimize my fields’ performance?
Absolutely. A combination of our geo-referenced soil sampling along with nutriscription services will do the job. First, we use historical performance data to identify the portions of fields that perform best. By working toward the best crop response in specific areas, you put input dollars where they will yield the best results. There are two ways to approach nutrient application.
In one, we use the same rate of fertilizer as you currently apply. In the other, we make variable rate prescription and save you money on the cost of that input by using the same amount of fertilizer but repositioning in throughout the field to achieve a higher yield. Either way, being more precise with fertilizer blends and placement is dollar for dollar the smartest thing you can do.
Does fertilizing mid-season make sense?
Definitely. By starting the year with a variable rate prescription for fertilizer and following up with in-season geo-scouting and a nutriscription, you can help the crop reach its full potential. You can’t predict an entire season’s nutrition requirements, but in many cases you can react swiftly and accurately at mid-season to prepare crops for the push to maturity.
I’m working to make my farm more sustainable – how can precision ag help me do that?
As a leader in agricultural sustainability, we demonstrate our commitment to the grower every single day. It starts with our support of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship system. Based on employing best practices derived from the best available science, the 4R’s focus on applying the right source of nutrients at the right rate, right place and right time.
The 4R system also encourages providing site-specific recommendations that address local soil, climate and operational practices, and the importance of keeping clear documentation of the nutrient plan and its implementation.
This overall system approach helps to minimize nutrient loss to the air and water, replenish and protect soil quality, while still providing growers with the economic return on investment required to support their families and build vibrant communities. Adoption of the 4R system is helping Nutrien Ag Solution Growers do more with less while supplying a growing world population with high-quality, nutritious food.
Precision agriculture simplified
Nutrien Ag Solutions combines the highest quality inputs with industry-leading precision agriculture services to help the grower apply a prescription for more precise seeding and fertilizing. Echelon is our best-in-class precision agriculture solution, providing growers with a unique model for using Variable Rate Technology (VRT). VRT is replacing traditional grid soil sampling with proven imagery analysis to create a variable rate recommendation that is based on your field history. This new and unique approach to variable rate is part of the Nutrien Ag Solutions commitment to continual innovation in technology.
A customized nutrient application plan is integrated within a grower’s existing equipment and technology for a more effective solution. Nutrien Ag Solution Advisors are available when you need them because we know that every minute counts in the spring. We see our relationship as a true partnership in helping to achieve the best results for both the grower and for sustainable production in the future.
The way forward together
The adoption of exciting new technologies in combination with the application of farm-specific nutrient plans is allowing us to product more food. It means healthier, more productive soil for today and tomorrow.
Nutrien Ag Solution Growers are leading the way in sustainable agriculture. Putting nutrients where they can do the most good and realize the best return on investment – while reducing impacts on our air, water and land.
What are the additional benefits of sustainability?
Sustainable farming is not just geared towards environmental goals – there are also social and economic goals. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship program includes these objectives so that in addition to meeting environmental goals such as reducing nutrient loss and energy use, growers can also improve their net income, quality of life and productivity, and have better access to information to assist in farm management decision making. At Nutrien Ag Solutions, we strive to be good neighbours by protecting, growing and enriching communities where we operate. Echelon is our best precision ag tool to accomplish that, while helping growers make their operations more sustainable.
From field mapping to variable rate planting, Echelon Crop Advisors know how your farm can benefit from our services:
- Grid and zone soil sampling
- Yield/variety analysis
- Variable rate fertility prescriptions
- Field trial verification
- Variable rate planting prescriptions
- Aerial imagery analysis
- As-applied and as-planted mapping
- Electronic scouting records
- Grid and Zone Tissue Sampling
- Real-time equipment tracking
- Yield data processing
- Remote file transfer