By measuring the reflectance of the canopy, N-Pilot® accurately determines the nutritional status of crops and directly advises on the amount of nitrogen to be applied. The N-Pilot® is a portable reflectometer measuring the nitrogen nutrition status of crops, plant chlorophyll content and the amount of biomass.
Easy measurements for immediate results
Measurements with N-Pilot® are carried out in 20 seconds while moving through the field.
The device provides fertilization advice that takes the following parameters into account:
The following measurements and estimations optimize grain yield and protein content:
Crop Measurement periods (growth stages):
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.