Look into your soil…
Using the Veris Machine, we can measure the soil type, pH, organic matter and topography rapidly anywhere in NZ.
We combine this data, with past yield and soil samples, to help you make educated management decisions. The value of these maps will vary according to the value of the crop grown and the degree of variability within the field, but by mapping the soil variation, you can improve your crop consistency and improve your fertiliser spreading by applying it where it is actually required.
Soil pH mapping identifies the true pH variability within a paddock, allowing you to apply lime where it is needed. Nutrient usage, crop growth, and plant health are all affected by the pH of the soil. Taking 5-20 samples per hectare with the SpeedRead ™ pH module, high resolution lime spreading maps can be used for variable rate liming to reduce the variation across the field. This results in better soil health and pH conditions for crop and pasture growth.
Soil EC: is soil electrical conductivity – a measurement of how much electrical current soil can conduct. It is an effective way to map soil texture because smaller soil particles such as clay conduct more current than larger silt and sand particles.
The Veris Machine maps EC down to 60cm deep, producing a detailed map of the soil texture variability in the crop rooting zone. This information is used to create management zones, set soil sampling locations, do variable rate fertilising and irrigation and better manage nitrogen applications.