Intensive Soil Sampling
With Intensive Soil Sampling, you will receive a Precision Advantage
binder with the following:
- The client and farm locator with aerial photos of your farm and the
surrounding area lists field names and acres. These photos and the
outline of the farm provide a fail-safe method of identifying and
locating your operation for purposes of delivery, input application,
communication to value-added processors, landlords, etc.
- Intensive soil sampling locations with identification numbers on
each field are used to identify where and how many samples were
pulled on your field. Our intensive soil sampling program is based on
2.5 acres. Unlike grid testing, we find the best representative area
within the 2.5 acres to pull our sample. All samples are sent to
Midwest Labs and are tested for OM, CEC, pH, P, P2, K, S, and Zn.
- Nutrient inventory surfaces are created from soil sample locations
using the Kriging Interpolation method. Each map vividly shows the
variability and availability of each nutrient. Each book comes with
nutrient-specific legends for easy interpretation. Legends are as
follows: from red (deficient) to green (optimum) to blue (high/excessive)
colors. Soil test data are classed and interpreted consistently for every
field and according to Missouri’s agronomic standards.
- Soil type maps are included with crop-specific NRCS yield goals* for
each soil type in the county. “VERIS", compaction, or other soil
physical measurements may be included. (*Ask your Precision
Representative about what’s available.)
- A complete cropping nutrient management plan is created for you
specific field based on your soil test levels, soil type and productivity,
and cropping practice. Plant food recommendations are given either
for variable rate application or a more finely tuned whole field for easy
- Best Management Practices (BMP)was developed to give you an
idea of different management practices that work well on your soil types
with your specific cropping system.