Trimble greenseeker

AKA

Member
Hi all, with the price of fertiliser been where it is and trying to use it more efficiently, is anyone using the handheld Trimble greenseeker to assess the health of a plant and determine how much nitrogen the crop needs? If so do you think it is a good tool, and saving you nitrogen?
Tia
 

B'o'B

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Rutland
Hi all, with the price of fertiliser been where it is and trying to use it more efficiently, is anyone using the handheld Trimble greenseeker to assess the health of a plant and determine how much nitrogen the crop needs? If so do you think it is a good tool, and saving you nitrogen?
Tia
It won’t save you N if it tells you the crop needs more! Also it tells you too late to make any difference to your N buying strategy.
I have no practical experience, but I’m sure it gives some interesting data.
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
What BOB said, these things are supposed to target nitrogen in the right place not actually cut back. It might slap on a load more and you run out of stock!
 
Location
Kimbolton
Hi All, please see some info on the Greenseeker Handheld, its in the current grant scheme so you would only need to pay about £60. Give us a call on 01480 861824 (option 3) if i can help further or message me on here.
 

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AKA

Member
Hi All, please see some info on the Greenseeker Handheld, its in the current grant scheme so you would only need to pay about £60. Give us a call on 01480 861824 (option 3) if i can help further or message me on here.
Hi Richard, do you have these in stock currently? I guess they are around £550?
For the first time I will be applying pig slurry to some of my arable crops and also have some layers muck available that I may topdress some fields also(not necessarily the same fields). Because all this is new to me I’d like something like the greenseeker to help me assess how much bagged nitrogen I will need to top up with.
Tia
 

Hindsight

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Hi All, please see some info on the Greenseeker Handheld, its in the current grant scheme so you would only need to pay about £60. Give us a call on 01480 861824 (option 3) if i can help further or message me on here.
I see the machine is calibrated to oklahoma, so USA data. What species and does that applyunder European conditions. What do UK research institutes say? Rothamsted or ADAS. Thank you.
 
Location
Kimbolton
I see the machine is calibrated to oklahoma, so USA data. What species and does that applyunder European conditions. What do UK research institutes say? Rothamsted or ADAS. Thank you.
Please see the following;
The use of the Fertilizer Estimation Chart is subject to the terms found in the Technical Specifications and General Information sheet included with the packaging for the GreenSeeker Handheld Sensor. Trimble is providing the GreenSeeker Handheld Crop Sensor Fertilizer Estimate Chart for informational purposes only. You are responsible for making your own calculations and decisions regarding fertilizer application. Crop yields and crop health may be impacted by a number of factors including the manner of application of fertilizer, weather, and the combination of fertilizer with other products.
 
Location
Kimbolton
Hi Richard, do you have these in stock currently? I guess they are around £550?
For the first time I will be applying pig slurry to some of my arable crops and also have some layers muck available that I may topdress some fields also(not necessarily the same fields). Because all this is new to me I’d like something like the greenseeker to help me assess how much bagged nitrogen I will need to top up with.
Tia
Morning, yes £549 + postage. we are expecting a delivery mid Jan
 

mountfarm

Member
Hi all, with the price of fertiliser been where it is and trying to use it more efficiently, is anyone using the handheld Trimble greenseeker to assess the health of a plant and determine how much nitrogen the crop needs? If so do you think it is a good tool, and saving you nitrogen?
Tia

Had one for about 10 yrs via Yara. Basically it just does what you’d do anyway I’ve found so we don’t use it any more really. For group 1 it agrees with standard farm practise of 225kg/ha and for feed 180kg/ha. Might give it another go this time but it’s like a lot of these add ons not really worth the cost of hassle of using it.
 

ajd132

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Had one for about 10 yrs via Yara. Basically it just does what you’d do anyway I’ve found so we don’t use it any more really. For group 1 it agrees with standard farm practise of 225kg/ha and for feed 180kg/ha. Might give it another go this time but it’s like a lot of these add ons not really worth the cost of hassle of using it.
I’ve got a yara handheld one for last two years and to be honest it hasn’t been particularly useful. Might send it back. Gimmick?
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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