In precision agriculture, the surest way of achieving the best margins is to very carefully control the production factors.
In Portugal, Lagoalva represents the American laboratory BROOKSIDE (www.blinc.com), one of the few laboratories that are completely independent from fertilizer suppliers, which allows it to impartially assess its real fertilization needs.
If we stop for a moment to think about the fertility of our soil, we reach the conclusion that a large part of its productivity comes from its balance in terms of pH, organic matter, macro and micro-nutrients.
The factors of a given soil may be improved, helping it to reach its own balance. This balance enables us to fertilize it very carefully, applying only as much fertilizer as necessary for the crop’s needs for the expected productivity.
It is easy to calculate some economies in terms of fertilizer, especially now that these have also hit very high prices.