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Farmers in Ontario, Canada now have access to soil-mapping technology that uses radiation sensors in conjunction with traditional soil sampling. This somewhat new-to-Canada technology is being touted as a next-level method of measuring soil fertility, as well as water retention capability.
The tube holding the SoilOptix® sensor is mounted to the front of the truck and passes over the field, gathering information about what lies below. Paul Raymer, left, and Zach Harmer say their system for collecting soil data can provide producers with a continuous picture of their soils, rather than a series of snapshots.
Top Crop Manager features a more detailed insight on soil analysis technologies including SoilOptix® and the benefits they provide towards sensing soil variations.
Shedding light on the latest soil analysis technology, this article highlights features of SoilOptix® technologies, including the 335 data points per acre, which set it apart from other soil analysis technologies.
As one of the drivers behind SoilOptix®, Paul Raymer’s thoughts and introduction to the SoilOptix soil analysis solution are detailed in the article, alongside a documentation of its unique qualities.
Top Crop Manager compiles an article detailing studies surrounding fertility recommendations in soil, as well as raising phosphorous and potassium levels in the soil. They also feature a spotlight on SoilOptix® and how the technology corresponds closely with these objectives.