We sample the field based on what the field tells us. We do not use a computer to generate the sampling pattern. The key to the whole system are the maps generated with sampling information. One or more maps will represent how the grower knows the field from his tractor seat. With this information growers can make better management decisions to enhance production or take action to correct problem areas.
We offer Site Specific Precision Soil Sampling in 5, 2 and 1 acre patterns. Our years of trials and research have shown on average a 10-20% increase in yields and 8% increase in quality on grains, a 10% increase in Canola. 10 years of Potato research has yielded an average of 37 cwt or $302 per acre return. Our maps allow us to manage variability with fertilizer, lime, irrigation and seed.
We produce a complete nutrient map of your fields with organic matter, pH (above), potassium, magnesium and calcium with cation exchange capacity, phosphorus, K/Mg ratio, E.C., nitrogen, sulfur and include indexes of the above nutritents.
DATA COLLECTION. Vehicle outfitted with RTK gps and mapping 350+ points of data per acre.
RADIATION MEASURED. We Measure the naturally emitting radiation of your top 20-30 cm is measured and geographically logged.
TESTING. Soil sample locations are selected for calibration and samples are forwarded to a lab.
RESULTS AND SURVEY DATA. We generate a Property Model or map that can be used to generate variable rate fertilizer, seeding or irrigation maps and more.
Soil Optix® is a passive gamma radiation top soil measurement, meaning that nothing has to contact the ground to measure the information and field conditions. Moisture, power lines, or residue, do not have any affect on the data measurement. We are measuring the soil’s natural radiating energy. It measures the ‘pings’ per second and creates a count map, measuring 350+ data points per acre.
Map & Measure Nutrient Properties
eg. pH, Organic Matter, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, NO3, EC
Map & Measure Soil Textures
eg, Clay %, Sand %
Build Complex Property Models
eg. Plant Available Water, Water Filtration Rate
Our high resolution colour image, (up to 3 cm resolution) gives you the ability to count the plants in certain crops, add up weather impacted areas of fields and give you a perspective of what your crop looks like. The NIR camera allows us to create NDVI images that measures the health of the crop and allows us to create variable rate in season nitrogen maps or RX fungicide maps.
WE USE SENSFLY. An image of your field is taken and the data is returned to you in 24 hours. This is critical for time sensitive applications like variable rate fungicide.