ASTARA finished sowing sugar beet. In particular, 33.5 thousand hectares, which occupies 15.6 % of the structure of the company’s sowing area in 2021, were used for this culture. Currently, maize, soya, and organic crops are being harvested.
The start of this year’s sowing campaign was changed for several weeks compared with the previous years. Spring 2021 is marked by low temperatures, long-lasting frost, and frequent ice sheets practically all over Ukraine. However, the Company performs the whole range of sowing works in the optimal time.
Even if the timing of the sowing and the shifting, there are advantages. Usually, in April we already lose moisture. This same year we continue to accumulate it and moisture security is much better than last year. There is no gap between the North and the North because the entire territory of Ukraine is behind many years of temperature values. The peculiarity of this year’s elections will be parallel harvesting campaigns of soya, sunflower, and corn, – said Vadim Skrypnik, Director of agricultural production department ASTARTA.
Innovations are an integral part of ASTARTA’s activities and a seed campaign – a period of their active application and implementation. The only information multi-module AgriChain management system is one of them. This platform is built in the form of web and/or mobile applications AgriChainLand, AgriChainFarm, AgriChainScout, and others.
AgriChain Scout provides online monitoring, analysis, and dynamic yield forecasting. This is how a differentiated approach in agro-production is implemented. This is one of the most important elements of accurate farming. It provides for the rational use of fertilizers, plant protection, and seeds at the expense of individual approaches to their introduction to each field.
At the same time, a new module of the system on online management of warehouse logistics – AgriChainBarn is being tested.