Soil and tissue sampling: We can sample soil by grids or zones. We pull soil samples and have them processed at an accredited soil lab, Next Level Ag. We interpret soil tests to fit biological farming practices to specific farms, not just macronutrient fertilizer recommendations.
On farm research implementation: We have extensive experience using GIS and precision farming equipment. We aid growers in setting up and analyzing on-farm research using precision Ag hardware to bring university-level research to a grower’s farm. The focus of this research is to evaluate and fine-tune crop plans that are using biological products and practices.
In-season crop monitoring: We help growers gather and interpret data throughout the growing season to monitor crop progress. The goal of this service is to further fine-tune crop plans and fit biological products and practices into a grower’s operation. In-season monitoring uses leaf and plant sugar analysis, soil sampling, and soil nitrogen testing.
Precision Ag data management: We offer tailored precision Ag data management support—including management zone creation, precision Ag data maintenance, VRT plans that use a holistic approach in their development. Services are tailored to a grower’s experience level and goals in regard to their precision Ag data.
Soil Biology Quantitative Testing: We have access to labs that quantify active biology. These tests show the density and diversity of the major types of beneficial soil organisms. This comprehensive assessment of soil health is valuable in tailoring a management strategy for individual farms.
Field using zones for precision ag management. Zones are laid over normalized historic yield average for both corn and beans. Zones take into account production history as well as landscape characteristics. Zones allow for quick and accurate: soil testing, seed population, fertilizer rates. To maximize efficiency.
Sample points for soil zones. Each zone has soil pulled at one acre randomized sites. Then the soil is mixed to have lab analysis run on that zone. This allows the soil in each test to be from a similar area according to production history and landscape characteristics (i.e. soil type, elevation, drainage quality).