'Promising results': Soil-mapping technology testedThe results of a gamma radiation spectrometer service are being put through the wringer to se...'Promising results': Soil-mapping technology tested
The results of a gamma radiation spectrometer service are being put through the wringer to see if it can advance soil sensor technology for arable farmers.
Foundation for Arable Research (Far) is working with the North Island’s Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) to see if mapping by Canadian-based company SoilOptix lines up with other sources.
At Far’s Crops2022 field day last year, growers were told that validation trials were being carried out at five farms and three Far sites including its Chertsey base.
They’d also been mapped out with the proven technology of an electromagnetic machine and grid sampled to provide a baseline for comparison against the SoilOptix results.