Soil Information System
Soil Information System™ (SIS) solution is an industry leading soil map solution that uses advanced sensors and intelligent targeting and geo-processing algorithms to produce high resolution, accurate soil and topographic information. By providing a greater understanding of the physical and chemical characterization of the soil, including how inputs move through the soil, SIS enables farmers’ trusted advisors to implement more effective solutions to resolve the unique challenges of each area of their fields. This soil map can be used to make critical farm management decisions with irrigation, drainage, fertility, and more.
Key Benefits for Farmers:
- Understand detailed soil properties for each field, such as soil texture, compaction, root zone depth, moisture retention and availability, and soil fertility.
- View soil analysis for up to the top 48 inches (122 cm) of the field’s surface in 3D.
- Work with your trusted advisor to create variable rate application maps from the soil map to help maximize plant growth.
- Access a robust dataset that drives intelligent irrigation decisions.
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Types of SIS Maps
SIS offers precise 3D soil analysis for dozens of soil physical and chemical characteristics including:
- Root zone depth
- Soil texture (clay, sand, coarse fragment content)
- Moisture holding capacity
- Compaction characteristics
- Macro and micro-nutrient levels
- Salt and toxicity concentrations
Why Do You Need SIS?
Improve Crop Quality
SIS gives growers the tools they need to optimize growing conditions and improve overall crop quality. Plant materials within a field may be uniform, but the soils in which those crops grow are not. With SIS, growers can assess the variability within a field and treat different zones according to their unique needs, thereby raising quality to the highest grade achievable throughout the field.
Increase Output in Low Producing Areas
Despite best efforts, subpar field areas can vex even the most committed grower. SIS can eliminate the guesswork and experimentation that goes into “fixing” these areas by revealing the exact factors that are limiting yield. Understand what keeps these areas from meeting production standards and design a strategy to bring all field areas to maximum growing capacity.
Optimize Use of Water and Fertilizer
SIS makes it possible to target applications – making sure expensive inputs are used efficiently. Growers using SIS data no longer need to manage to the lowest common denominator, instead they can take advantage of naturally occurring availability while concentrating on helping low-productivity areas achieve higher yield and quality, while maximizing the potential of their high yield areas.
“I compare SIS to an MRI when looking at the grower’s soils, and with that valuable MRI in hand; I can confidently make literally million dollar decisions.”Steve Harrow, CCA
“The information provided by SIS removes the guesswork for understanding field variability, allows one to understand the capabilities of their soil and also the constraints.”Bryan Granshaw