DIGITAL TOP SOIL

MAPPING SYSTEM

DIGITAL TOP SOIL

MAPPING SYSTEM

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SoilOptix®

WHAT DO WE DO?

We are passionate about using technology to help farmers understand and improve their soil health to grow better crops and feed the world. SoilOptix® – High Resolution Topsoil Mapping is inspired to bring to agriculture a new one-of-a-kind, affordable soil analysis system that sets a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture. Offering much more than traditional soil measurement practices, SoilOptix® delivers the highest definition and most detailed field nutrient maps obtainable today. This empowers growers to make the best decisions for management and soil stewardship. SoilOptix® is your best choice, because every square foot is unique.

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WHY CHOOSE US?

We believe that everything starts with the soil. In order to capture the full potential of their field, growers need to know what the soil is providing them with. With SoilOptix®, growers and agronomists get the most in-depth analysis of their soil with a resolution of approximately 335 points per acre. 

SoilOptix®-High Resolution Topsoil Mapping gives growers a deeper understanding of the variability in fertility and textural-based properties of their soil.

icon-orange Over 25 layers available. Micro & macro nutrient layers.

SoilOptix® measures and maps all common nutrient properties (e.g. pH, organic matter, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium), along with various soil textures (e.g. % clay, % sand, % silt). Plus, we can measure complex models like plant available water, and bulk density.

 

icon-green 335 points/acre. Highest definition.

With SoilOptix®, you get more data points, more definition and more detailed soil maps than any other system in the world at an affordable cost. The SoilOptix® system has been successfully proven by agronomists & ag retailers in Canada. As a result, it’s now being used in 11 countries around the world.

icon-blue VRA ready. Unmatched soil texture profiling.

SoilOptix® delivers a higher level of customization than any system available before. Our data is Variable Rate Application-ready for seed, fertilizer and other nutrient applications. These maps are tailored to the specific soil conditions across the planting area, with unprecedented accuracy.

SoilOptix®

For decades, low definition soil tests have only scratched the surface.

Conventional soil testing averages only 1 to 2 samples per acre, delivering accuracy of only about 15% on soil fertility. Results between these points can vary significantly, with results that can be misleading, especially for programming variable rate input equipment.

As a result, today’s application technology demands greater accuracy!

OUR AVAILABLE LAYERS

Physical Properties

Clay                                           Loam

Cation Exchange Capacity        Sand

Silt                                             Organic Matter

Macro Nutrients

Calcium                                      Calcium Base Saturation

Calcium-Magnesium Ratio         Magnesium

Magnesium Base Saturation      Potassium-Magnesium Ratio

pH                                               Phosphorus-Bicarb

Phosphorous-Bray                     Potassium

Potassium Base Saturation        Nitrate as N

Micro Nutrients

Aluminium                                   Boron

Copper                                        Iron

Manganese                                 Sodium

Sulfur                                           Zinc

Complex Models

Bulk Density                                 Leakability

Plant Available Water                   Elevation

Soil Map

What Others Are Saying

Mike Strang, an Exeter cashcropper and Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario director, discovered SoilOptix® technology and immediately was drawn to its detailed mapping results. He discusses the many benefits that these comprehensive maps have brought to his business at Strang Farms and his thoughts on SoilOptix®’s future with his operation.

Mike Strang

Chuck Baresich is a cash cropper in Bothwell, Ontario. Alongside his brother, he owns and operates their farm Haggerty Creek Ltd. After having SoilOptix® test out a few of his fields at home, he was shocked by the detail and accuracy of the mapping technology, and is eager to recommend SoilOptix® to other producers.

Chuck Baresich

As a cash crop farmer in Innerkip, Tyler Vollmershausen experienced difficulties with soil readings in the past. With the use of SoilOptix® technologies, he was able to have more accurate soil maps and increase his yield.



Tyler Vollmershausen

HOW IT WORKS?​

The SoilOptix® High Definition Topsoil Mapping System reads gamma rays emitted by the soil. This provides a complex picture of its condition at 335 points per acre. Physical soil samples are integrated into our readings. SoilOptix® uses proprietary software to translate this information into high definition digital maps. The resulting data is VRA ready to maximize seeding and input performance.

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ABOUT US

Established in February 2017 as a partnership between Hubei Forbon Technologies, a large, progressive Chinese fertilizer company and Practical Precision, an influential precision ag technology company in southwestern Ontario.

SoilOptix® is operated by Practical Precision’s owners Paul and Barry Raymer out of their office in Tavistock, Ontario.

Paul and Barry’s vision of pushing boundaries in precision agriculture has been the driving force in bringing SoilOptix® technologies to a commercial market and combatting the status quo of soil sampling.

SoilOptix® is committed to providing you with the highest standard of soil mapping data. As we continue to serve our global customers, SoilOptix® is closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the world. Our…

Read the full version of SoilOptix's feature article in the Oxford Review's 2020 Progress Report, which tells the story of how SoilOptix came to be a global player in the precision ag industry

SoilOptix® measures and maps all common nutrient properties (e.g. pH, organic matter, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium), along with various soil textures (e.g. % clay, % sand, % silt). Plus, we can measure complex models like plant available water, and bulk density.

With SoilOptix®, you get more data points, more definition and more detailed soil maps than any other system in the world at an affordable cost. The SoilOptix® system has been successfully proven by agronomists & ag retailers in Canada. As a result, it’s now being used in 11 countries around the world.

SoilOptix® delivers a higher level of customization than any system available before. Our data is Variable Rate Application-ready for seed, fertilizer and other nutrient applications. These maps are tailored to the specific soil conditions across the planting area, with unprecedented accuracy.

Physical Properties

Clay

Loam

Cation Exchange Capacity

Sand

Silt

Organic Matter

Macro Nutrients

Calcium

Calcium Base Saturation

Calcium-Magnesium Ratio

Magnesium

Magnesium Base Saturation

Potassium-Magnesium Ratio

pH

Phosphorus-Bicarb

Phosphorous-Bray

Potassium

Potassium Base Saturation

Nitrate as N

Micro Nutrients

Aluminium

Boron

Copper

Iron

Manganese

Sodium

Sulfur

Zinc

Complex Models

Bulk Density

Leakability

Plant Available Water

Elevation