Soil Nutrient Zone Mapping
Achieve optimal pasture production with a detailed picture of your nutrient profile.
Working with a Precision Pastures Soil Nutrient Zone Map takes the guesswork out of your nutrient, lime and amendment application.
Using GPS technology and grid sampling techniques, we can map the variation in soil traits across your paddock. As a result, you’ll have the full data to make smarter, more targeted capital improvement decisions.
Precision Pastures can help you track nitrogen, phosphorous, sulfur, pH, exchangeable cations like aluminium, sodium, calcium and magnesium – and physical traits like bulk density.
Make improvements based on data, not assumptions
Save on lime, nutrients and amendments
Automate the spreading process
Track progress and performance over time
Precision Pastures will work with you find a solution that fits your budget. This includes selecting the number of paddocks and nutrients to sample. We will also help you set clear, measurable pasture goals.
Using a GPS enabled 4WD quad, we will log your paddock boundaries and sample on a 1-2 hectare grid. The sampling process may take a day or more, depending on the size of your project.
The turnaround period from sampling to results is 2-3 weeks. Your results will be delivered in person or by phone, along with detailed recommendations for the actions you should take. Your results package will include
- A suite of paddock maps, with variations in macronutrients clearly zoned
- Tabulated soil test results
- Calculators for required nutrients
- Capital application timelines
- A Variable Rate (VR) prescription
4. VRA Assistance
If you decide to proceed with variable rate application, we can deliver our VR prescription data directly to the spreader of your choice.
Because we GPS log each sample site, we can periodically re-sample to track your progress at an even more cost effective rate.
It seems logical to me that you should put your fertilizer where you need it, and don’t put it where you don’t. That way you’re not wasting your money.
– Jim Nivison, ‘Ohio North’, Walcha, NSW