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Precision Ag and Tech

In a data-driven world where technology changes constantly, it can be confusing and frustrating to try and keep up with everything.  At Black's Valley Ag we have a team of experts who will help you organize your data and transform it into information you can understand and use to better your operation and increase your yields.

Our employees are highly trained and dedicated to helping use our ever-changing technology to make sure that you are always on the cutting edge of the tech that the industry has to offer.  We can create up-to-date and accurate maps of your farm, planting prescriptions, variable rate fertilizer perscriptions, variable rate liming, yield and soil maps, and so much more.  

Have a bunch of yield data from your monitor that you haven't been able to, or had the time to, organize?  Bring it over to us and let us help you use that data to make better decisions for the future.

GPS Soil Sampling and Variable Rate (VRT) Prescriptions

 

What is grid soil sampling?

  • Grid soil sampling is different from traditional soil sampling.

  • When grid soil sampling, we use a GPS receiver that has your field boundary on it and a grid that is placed over your field boundary. This grid can vary in size from 1 acre to 20 acres. The two most common grid sizes are 2.5 acres and 5 acres.

  • A point is placed in the center of the grid. A soil sampler then goes into your field with the GPS receiver and takes a minimum of 10 probes from around that point to create one sample. This sample then represents the soil that is within that grid.

  • The smaller the grid size, the more accurate representation you will receive.

In a data-driven world where technology changes constantly, it can be confusing and frustrating to try and keep up with everything.  At Black's Valley Ag we have a team of experts who will help you organize your data and transform it into information you can understand and use to better your operation and increase your yields.

Our employees are highly trained and dedicated to helping use our ever-changing technology to make sure that you are always on the cutting edge of the tech that the industry has to offer.  We can create up-to-date and accurate maps of your farm, planting prescriptions, variable rate fertilizer perscriptions, variable rate liming, yield and soil maps, and so much more.  

Have a bunch of yield data from your monitor that you haven't been able to, or had the time to, organize?  Bring it over to us and let us help you use that data to make better decisions for the future.

GPS Soil Sampling and Variable Rate (VRT) Prescriptions

 

What is grid soil sampling?

  • Grid soil sampling is different from traditional soil sampling.

  • When grid soil sampling, we use a GPS receiver that has your field boundary on it and a grid that is placed over your field boundary. This grid can vary in size from 1 acre to 20 acres. The two most common grid sizes are 2.5 acres and 5 acres.

  • A point is placed in the center of the grid. A soil sampler then goes into your field with the GPS receiver and takes a minimum of 10 probes from around that point to create one sample. This sample then represents the soil that is within that grid.

  • The smaller the grid size, the more accurate representation you will receive.

What is the benefit of grid soil sampling?

 

  • Creates a spatial reference to associate with your soil test results

    •  Instead of receiving soil samples for a field and having no idea which part of the field they are from, you can now receive a colored map showing where the results are from and where nutrients/fertilizers are needed in different areas of your field.

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  • Puts your money where it is needed 

    • There could be a large amount of variability within each of your fields. Why not put the nutrients/fertilizer where it is needed instead of a blanket, single rate application? We have the technology, so let us put your money where it is needed.

 

I grid sampled, now what do I do?

 

  • Once we have grid soil samples, we can create variable rate fertilizer/lime prescriptions for your fields. This way you do not have to apply a single rate to an entire field. We can vary the rate to account for the variability in each of your fields.

  • Placing nutrients/fertilizer where it is needed might save you money, but that is not its purpose. The purpose of VRT is to place the nutrients/fertilizer where it is needed and not over-applying in areas where it is not needed. Hopefully having a positive impact on your wallet as well as the enivornment!

 

 

Other services we can provide:

 

  • Create maps of your fields

  • Create Planting Prescriptions

  • Ag Lime Prescriptions

  • Fertilizer Prescriptions

  • Print Yield Maps

  • Calibrate Yield Monitors