Soil Mapping Services
Soil mapping is the art of distinguishing the differing soil types in the field into areas of like characteristics.
By using GPS field mapping mixed with SoilRight’s extensive experience, identifying management zones and distinguishing different soils within a field creates a solid groundwork to begin soil sampling. Soil mapping and management zone development methods include, but are not limited to:
- Determination of field boundaries using ATVs and GPS positioning
- Evaluation of visual attributes such as soil color and type
- Assessment of elevation
- Consideration of past farming practices
Adjustments to the soil maps are often made through time as more information becomes available, such as yield data information. Once the soil maps are finished, hardcopy maps are provided in your soil report and the sampling process can be begin. All mapping units are geo-referenced so that variable rate applications may be made and/or planting prescriptions developed.