Agri Optics - EM Soil Surveys and Precision Ag Data Solutions

By: Agri Optics New Zealand  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Surveying Services, Soil Sampling

AgriOptics New Zealand Ltd now provides Electromagnetic (EM) soil surveying services to clients throughout the South Island.

Manage Your Soils

  • Map physical soil properties
  • Accurately identify soil variability
  • Identify textures with ground truthing
  • Provide full digital map of your farm to sub 2cm accuracy

Maps Provide Cost Effective Information for

  • Zone Management
  • Identifying yield potential zones
  • Reducing soil sampling costs
  • Targeted soil analysis
  • Variable rate application maps
  • Rent negotiation, land valuation
  • Managing physical limitations

Keywords: Soil Sampling, Surveying Services

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