Managing Risk with VR Technology

Are you getting the most out of every acre? Are you overspending on some acres? Data shows that if you aren’t variable rating your fertility, you probably aren’t maximizing the return on your fertilizer dollars. Trials on single composite, soil-sampled fields show only 24% of the field was supplied the adequate amount of fertilizer. Twenty-two percent of the field was under-fertilized and 54% was over-fertilized.

Clay – Very small particle size, tends to be poorly drained, generally low in organic matter and high nutrient holding capacity. Very high electrical conductivity values captured with MZB Veris Cart.
Silt – Small particle size, great water-holding capacity, generally high in organic matter and good nutrient-holding capacity. Medium to high electrical conductivity values captured by the MZB Veris Cart.
Sand – Large, coarse textured particle size, poor water-holding capacity, generally lower in organic matter in non-irrigated environments and tends to hold less nutrients due to leaching. Low to very low electrical conductivity values captured by the MZB Veris Cart.

MZB management zones combine multiple layers of data to uniquely identify yield potential based off Veris EC soil characteristics, elevation and satellite imagery. By soil sampling each zone independently, we can identify exactly what is needed to maximize crop input investments in each zone, and our Agtegra agronomist can help custom tailor a nutrient application plan, a variable rate plant population map and/or a multi-hybrid or variety Rx file for you to execute while planting. This custom plan is your first step toward a successful fall harvest!