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PFR Report: The Benefits of Soil Sampling

Author: Jim Schwartz

As hard as it was, a challenging year like 2019 can still yield applicable insights. The important thing to do is carefully weigh all the factors that can impact your results and examine the data in light of those factors. This past spring, I asked an intern to work a plot and as he began to work the ground I found myself thinking “that may be the worst decision I have made in my 35-year ag career”. 

This season will also impact how we think about future decisions as it relates to soil tests and soil testing. I asked my friend Jamie Bultemeier, an agronomist with A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, to share his thoughts on the impact of 2019.

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CropTalk: Space Age Spatial Soil Sampling

September 2019

Soils are anything but monolithic; chemistry, soil type, management history, and, ultimately, yield potential vary acre by acre and inch by inch. Farmers must balance the precision of intensive sampling with the expense of sampling and the practicality of actionable management units.

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Precision Farming: Soil Test Pro Now Integrated with FARMserver

Author: Craig Rogers

Since the inception of FARMserver®, one feature has been requested more than any other… the ability to import soil test information into FARMserver.

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PFR Report

Improving Fertility Management and Profitability Through PFR Soil Sampling Studies

How does traditional hand sampling compare to AutoProbe automated soil sampling technology. 

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