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It is Soil Sampling Season!

by Oct 30, 2018SMS™ Software, Value of Data

Whether the rain is slowing your harvest season or not, you still need to be thinking ahead to the post-harvest activities that will play an important role in next year’s crop, such as soil sampling. 

Soil sampling can be a time-intensive task, but with Ag Leader’s SMS Desktop software we make it easy to set up the soil sampling sites, whether you sample by points, grids or zones. Using the desktop software allows you to base the placement of your sampling sites on historical data such as yield maps, management zones or even previous sampling locations. Learn how easy it is to create your sampling sites in this video: 

With the SMS Mobile software, you can easily navigate to your sites while in the field for faster and more accurate sampling. Another benefit to the mobile software is being able to load a background map while sampling, such as variety maps, yield maps, or historic application maps. Review how to sample with SMS Mobile before heading to the field:

Once the samples have been taken and the results returned from the lab, you can link those results back to the sampling sites to create variable rate recommendations. There are several ways to generate prescriptions using the SMS Desktop Software and AgFiniti. SMS Basic users can generate prescriptions with the easy-to-use Prescription Editor:

SMS Advanced users can build their own customized equations that can not only generate multiple outputs at once but also be run across multiple fields at the same time:

Ag Leader customers can also generate fertilizing recommendations using the Prescriptions available in AgFiniti. After exporting your soil sampling data from the SMS Desktop Software, you can build prescriptions based on equations from trusted universities: 

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