Soil Sampling and Testing
"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to it's liberty and interests by the most lasting bands." -Thomas Jefferson
A logical question asked today, by many, is what can I do to maximize our yield yet minimize our input costs? In light of the roller coaster prices we are not only receiving for our crops, but are having to pay out for our crop needs, our management techniques are having to be tweaked to help our farms reach their economic potential.
One of the first steps in achieving this is to assess what we have to begin with. Soil samples should be updated every few years, depending on the inputs and outputs of the soil.
After a simple soil sample, the data needs to be analyzed specifically for the crop rotation, historical yield, and nutrients readily available to the producer. Here at Black’s Valley Ag Supply our knowledgeable staff will analyze the sample results and make recommendations that make sense for your farm.
In order to provide the most accurate soil testing we provide advanced GPS grid soil sampling of your acres. This allows for greater accuracy in year-to-year testing, the ability to provide variable-rate fertilizer and lime applications, accurate and easy to understand maps of your farms, and so much more.
After we sample your fields, we will go over your results with you and provide easy to understand maps that show your results. We want you to be able to understand what is going on with your soil, because its the first step to boosting productivity per acre as well as preserving our soil for the future.
Give us a call today to get more information and to start sampling!