Soil Infrared/Red Optics
Every 1% difference in organic matter results in as much as 25,000 gallons of available soil water per acre.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
How can this map be used?
Here’s a partial list of the ways Veris OM maps are being used: directed manure applications, variable seeding, improved nitrogen management, variable irrigation, variable soil herbicides, site-specific gypsum and other amendment applications, yield and crop image interpretation, and more.
Each 1% of organic matter mineralizes 20-40 lbs of N/ac. Crediting soil organic matter for Nitrogen can lead to added profit of $18.75/ac.
University of Nebraska
When coupled with other soil sensors and topography, the applications for EC data are even more powerful.
Sensor data quality is high, with over 80 points per acre.
Zones of contrasting soil are clearly evident, even in viewing raw sensor data maps.