Detailed and high resolution farm maps are prepared showing the farms key features. These maps provide essential management tools. The information that can be included is limitless, however it is commonly the details of paddocks (ID and sizes), pastures, soil types, production zones, dams and waterways, roads, gates, infrastructure, and areas with production constraints like poor drainage.
Different maps can be produced with selected information. A map for the fertiliser spreading contractor might include fences, gates, tracks and wet areas but another for aerial spraying should also include buildings, waterways and the location of power lines. Farm workers will benefit from a basic map showing paddock layout, roads and gates, dams and waterways. These maps are also very useful for emergency services personnel.
Mapping is key to monitoring and improving productivity. To allow effective planning of your agronomy and farming business it is necessary for
AgriStrategies to have the following information mapped for each paddock:
Total area (Hectares fenced)
Productive area (Ha fertilised)
Arable area (Ha sown to crop or pasture)
Carrying capacity in DSE/Ha will mean little if non-productive hectares (eg: heavily timbered areas) are included. For that calculation it is important that the productive hectares of each paddock are known. A fertiliser spreading contractor will also need a map of productive hectares. To assist with planning of crop spraying or crop/pasture sowing, a map with arable hectares will be needed.
AgriStrategies can prepare all farm maps, but are also happy to guide clients in the use basic on-line mapping tools to prepare their own.
Completed maps can be provided with an aerial photo or clear background. They are generally A4 sized and can be printed with an office printer, and laminated if necessary. Larger maps can be produced. Maps will normally be provided in Pdf. format for ease of emailing.