Precision Nutrient Management
Precision Nutrient Management allows you to apply the right amount of nutrients only to the area that requires it, as determined by more intensive soil sampling. This process gives you a greater understanding of nutrient levels across your farm and the ability to rectify any issues.
Applying variable rate fertiliser allows you to use fertilisers more efficiently and reduce the soils variability across a paddock. Through this method, both yields and environmental sustainability can be improved, along with a decrease in fertiliser usage.
- Repeatable soil testing pattern
- Identify nutrient variability with high accuracy
- Apply nutrients only where they’re needed, at the rates they’re needed
- Ensure nutrients don’t get applied in waterways, or other environmentally sensitive areas
- Make the most of your fertiliser spend each and every year
grid soil sampling
Grid soil sampling is a method of collecting multiple soil samples from a paddock in order to give an accurate nutrient map of variations in nutrient levels within that area. Thanks to GPS technology, the data is accurate and the process repeatable from the same points in the future. Typically soil samples are taken at a grid spacing of one sample per hectare or less, however this can be altered to suit the need of the customer. In all instances, one sample bag is taken with multiple cores per GPS location.
- High density soil sampling, typically in a grid like pattern across a paddock
- GPS located points to enable repeatable testing patterns
- Accurately captures high resolution nutrient variability across an area
- Very useful for managing variability from farm development where paddock layout has been changed
zonal soil sampling
Zonal soil sampling is the process of using your knowledge of historical management and spatial factors to separate a field or management unit into areas of more uniformity for soil sampling than could be achieved by testing the whole paddock. Zonal sampling takes into consideration things like differences in soil type across an area, differing yield capability, historical fertiliser regimes, cropping history, and other differing management features. If known variability exists and there is information available to delineate these differences then these areas should be sampled separately.
- Soil sampling based off pre-defined zones such as EM
- GPS located points to enable repeatable testing patterns, even within zone
- Data can be easily analysed against other zonal information such as yield or soil type