The Hortus Ag-Vantage

Why choose the Hortus Ag-Vantage ?

 

At Hortus we are putting the science of growing into practice. For over 25 years we have been delivering science to horticulture, from soil testing to pest monitoring, spray recommendations to soil moisture sensors.

 

The Hortus Ag-Vantage program combines all of our expertise into a tailored solution for your farm, our team on your team; every step of the way, all season, every season, monitoring and managing every aspect of growing your crop.

 Hortus have an unrivalled network of partners in the Horticultural industry to ensure we can work with improving your crop production system,  not just your crop.

 

 

Customised nutritional strategies – Custom blend formulation - Spray programs – IPM - Nutrition –  Micro-biology – Mapping – Software – Sensors – Record keeping – Trials-Procurement – Quality Assurance – Comparative analysis – Testing – Diagnosis.

 

Keeping up with technology that enable data to be collected and analysed in a spatially relevant way as all management units are mapped.
Deliver more than just field based monitoring, and enables us to tailor the information collected into a whole production system.
Ensure we can appropriately allocate resources to our key clients
Enables the calculation of total cost and incorporation into the budget in a format that is comparable with other farm inputs.
Prioritising key clients to ensure they are serviced thoroughly and staff are not distracted.
Following through with our commitment to increase efficient use of crop production inputs.
Migrate your farming business to Precision Ag with Hortus digitising all your field boundaries into files for viewing in Google Earth

Benefits

  • Farm inputs are targeted 
  • Crop quality and shelf life is increased
  • Farm operational efficiency increases
  • The best professionals on your farm as part of your team
  • Simplified billing and budgeting
  • Cloud data management via AgPro

Detailed below are the services delivered as part of a tailored Ag-vantage program:

Small Crops

Management unit size : 2 - 4 ha

IPM:  10 pest and disease monitoring visits per season including travel, report and recommendations per planting.

Nutrition: 1 soil test (pre-plant); 5 sap tests and 5 Quicksoil tests (1 at each crop stage). Including: travel, sample collection, analysis and recommendations.

Irrigation: 1 wireless soil moisture, EC and soil temperature probe with web application, installed every 3 ha for 15 weeks per season.

Orchards

Management unit size : 10-15ha

IPM:  20 Pest and disease monitoring visits per season including travel, report and recommendations.

Nutrition: 1 soil test (post harvest) 3 sap and 3 Quicksoil tests  (at first flush, flowering and fruit/nut fill), 1 dry tissue (post harvest) including travel, sample collection, analysis and recommendations.

Irrigation: 1 wireless soil moisture, EC and soil temperature probe with web application, installed every 12 ha for 20 weeks per year.

Row Crops

Management unit size : 20-100ha

IPM:  12 pest and disease monitoring visits per year including travel, report and recommendations.

Nutrition: 1 soil test (pre-plant), 3 sap tests and 3 Quicksoil tests (at equal intervals) including travel, sample collection, analysis and recommendations.

Irrigation: 1 wireless soil moisture, EC and soil temperature probe with web application, installed every 20 ha for 20 weeks per year.

The Average Farm

Management unit size : 5 - 7 ha

IPM:  15 Pest and disease monitoring visits per season including travel, report and recommendations.

Nutrition: 1 soil test (post harvest) 3 sap and 3 Quicksoil tests  (at first flush, flowering and fruit/nut fill), 1 dry tissue (post harvest) including travel, sample collection, analysis and recommendations.

Irrigation: 1 wireless soil moisture, EC and soil temperature probe with web application, installed every 12 ha for 20 weeks per year

AgPro - Farming at your fingertips

 

Hortus Ag-Vantage