— What experiments did you conduct in the first year? Vitaly:
We first mapped all of the farm's fields and conducted a soil nutrient analysis. Andrey already had maps featuring several years of yield from his combine. We studied them and simultaneously identified productivity zones
in the OneSoil web app. We then suggested to Andrey that he start with variable-rate seeding for sunflowers. In 2020, we repeated the sunflower experiment and expanded the experiments to corn, wheat, and barley.
In addition, we increased the variable-rate seeding area by 30% every year. This year, more than half of the fields have already been allocated for variable-rate seeding. If the result is as good as it was in the first year, the farm will completely switch to variable-rate seeding. We're still continuing our research for fertilizer application for winter crops.