Smart soil scanner enhances precision ag

Advanced soil mapping equipment imported from the United States is giving Kiwi farmers more details about their paddocks than they’ve ever had and promises new efficiencies in nutrient and water use.

The Veris MSP3 measures soil texture, organic matter and soil pH to provide an exact picture of soil composition so that machinery can then be programmed to apply inputs precisely as required within the mapped paddocks, using variable rate technology.

The result is more targeted, strategic use of fertiliser, lime and irrigation, less risk of environmental damage, better decision making and ultimately greater farm sustainability.

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