The N-Pilot® is a portable reflectometer measuring the nitrogen nutritional status of crops by assessing the plants chlorophyll content and the amount of biomass.
The N-Pilot® provides a nitrogen fertilization recommendation that includes all top-dressings for cereals and the total N-requirement for rape seed after winter.
Easy measurements for immediate results
Measurements with the N-Pilot® are carried out in 20 seconds while moving through the field.
The fertilization advice considers the following parameters:
For an optimized nitrogen fertilization
Crop measurement periods (growth stages):
How to use the N-Pilot® in the field:
The use of the N-pilot is based on a comparison between an over-fertilized zone (reference zone) and the rest of the field. The creation of a reference zone is therefore essential for the calibration and use of the N-Pilot®.
The reference zone is part of the field to be checked. This calibration allows the tool to account for all other parameters such as variety, previous crop, type of soil, sowing condition, plant health protection, etc.). The only difference between the reference zone and the rest of the field lies in the nitrogen status. Nitrogen is not a limiting factor in the reference zone. Each measurement is expressed as a percentage of the index obtained on the reference zone. Advice to readjust the nitrogen dose is provided instantly.