The mission of The Smart Soil Survey™ is to help farmers and their advisors make profitable precision ag decisions by providing a network of tools to map and manage soil variability.
The Smart Soil Survey™ incorporates technology from the leading sensor vendors, quality control and validation protocols, data fusion techniques, access to boots on the ground agronomists, simple prescription tools and connectivity to the top hardware and software platforms.
Simply put, the Smart Soil Survey™ seeks to simplify mapping and managing the soil variability plaguing the profitability of farmers of all crops around the world.
The foundation of precision agronomy is the reality that farm fields have variability in them and that with technology we can improve the way we manage our inputs and strategy. To do this, we need to know exactly where the soil changes and what the differences are in our fields. The type of insight needed to take yields and profitability to the next level is not simply a vague variability map. A map that is going to guide decisions of real consequence deserves scrutiny and all the enhancements possible. As such, the Smart Soil Survey™ creates a standard for soil mapping.
Utilizing optimized data collection techniques to increase data quality and diagnose in-field issues.
A professional and independent review of sensor data quality provided by experienced soil map technicians, which removes anomalies, alerts mappers and provides error removal tools.
Groundtruthing soil data with lab samples, multiple sensors and field experience greatly improves the confidence of decisions and the diversity of precision ag applications.
The first step in utilizing data is understanding it. The maps should be shared in easy-to-understand terms. Second, creating simple prescription writing tools and connectivity to other platforms increases the chances it is used.