In the realm of agriculture, traditional soil sampling methods have long posed challenges for growers. These methods often yield inaccurate and variable soil samples, failing to capture the full spectrum of variability within a field. Moreover, manual sampling is labor-intensive and impractical for large farms, limiting spatial resolution and hindering precision agriculture practices. Accessibility to remote areas further complicates the process, leaving certain parts of fields underrepresented in soil analysis. Additionally, human subjectivity in sample collection introduces variability and inconsistency in results.

Enter SoilOptix® – a groundbreaking top soil analysis technology revolutionizing precision agriculture. By providing high-resolution soil property layers, SoilOptix® enables growers to pinpoint specific issues within their fields, from nutrient deficiencies to soil properties. This innovative solution integrates seamlessly into regular farm management decisions, offering unparalleled accuracy and precision. Through a standardized four-step process, SoilOptix® combines gamma radiation-based sensor data with strategically located physical soil samples for calibration, resulting in comprehensive soil mapping results. 

The full text of the good practice is available to read and download in PDF format from the AgriSkills 4.0 e-Learning platform, section “Good practices”. You just need to search for it by name using the search box.

You will find additional 45 good practices, initiatives and use cases in the AgriSkills Reference Catalogue titled “AgriSkills Guidebook on Digitalization in Agriculture”.

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