Agrometius introduces New Veris Soil Sensor at Agritechnica

08.11.2017

Agrometius introduces a new on-the-go soil sensor at Agritechnica that creates high resolution soil maps during tillage and planting. The Veris iScan sensor helps farmers precisely map soil variability so they can more accurately manage key inputs like nitrogen, potassium and seed rates.

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“As farmers start using smart farming tools to get the most out of each hectare, it has become clear that accurate and high resolution soil maps are a must-have,” said Johan Vos, Veris Product Specialist at Agrometius. “That’s why we’re excited to be the first to offer a powerful and scalable soil mapping solution. Our customers will be able to use this fundamental information on every field, and at an affordable rate.” The iScan will be shown at the Veris Technologies booth (15K04) at Agritechnica.

The iScan features soil sensor modules that map soil organic matter below the soil surface and soil texture variability to a depth of 60 centimeter. This new platform offers proven optical and electrical sensing components developed by Veris Technologies in a flexible format that allows for immediate map visualization and decision making.

The iScan utilizes a sensor module which houses the Infrared and Red light sensors. This dual-wavelength optical sensor measures the color of the soil below the surface to determine organic matter levels. Veris soil texture readings are gathered by measuring the electrical conductivity (EC) of the soil. Because the electrical current travels 60 centimeter into the root zone, these readings provide soil depth and water-holding capacity information that has significant implications on management decisions.

“Whether creating variable rate seeding prescriptions, guiding fertility sampling or improving nitrogen management, EC and OM maps collected with the Veris iScan will allow farmers to manage each soil accurately and avoid costly mistakes” Johan Vos said.

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Photo Caption: The new iScan provides high
resolution soil EC and OM data while performing
other field operations like planting and tillage

 

 

 

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