Soil Sampling

GPS Soil Sampling

Soil sampling is where it all begins. Traditionally, composite samples are taken from key points across a field and mixed together. This sample only represents a small area of the entire field.

In our area, soils are highly variable. A 20 acre field could contain 4 or more different soil types – each providing unique challenges and growing conditions for the crop. If high soil variability is suspected in a field, County Farm Centre will recommend GPS soil sampling. This provides a detailed view of soil types and nutrients across the entire field.

Zone sampling and grid sampling are the 2 different methods of GPS sampling. The method used will depend on grower preference and the amount of historical data a grower has collected from their fields.

GPS Soil Sampling maps