The Evolution of a Revolution  


Grower Inspired

Third generation farmer Jim Burton pulled soils samples manually on his family's farm and never cared much for the time consuming, labor intensive work. He knew there had to be a better way to collect quality soil data. He also believed that the agriculture industry seemed to be ignoring the fact that on the farm every decision depends on the quality of your soil data. With a degree in Agricultural Engineering and 35 years of day-to-day farming experience, Burton set out to find a better way to collect high quality soil data.

autoprobeBorn in the Delta

His first prototype, named Opel, was completed in 2002. He spent the next six years refining and carefully adjusting the design and in 2008 AutoProbe was given top honors at the World Ag Expo. The following fall AutoProbe was put to the test in the Mississippi Delta from the Missouri Bootheel down through southern Louisiana collecting thousands of cores and impressing growers and soil labs at every stop.


tractor aboutusRaised in the Midwest

Soon AutoProbe had attracted industry attention from the largest of Ag Retailers, Seed Companies and Equipment Dealers with all offering AutoProbe soil collection as an integral component of their branded precision programs. In 2012 AutoProbes were dispatched to collect samples from more than 120,000 acres across 12 states. Since 2008 over half a million acres have been sampled for growers in 18 different states.

Now AutoProbe is available for purchase. Here's what growers and industry professionals are saying...

AutoProbe Technologies

Precision Agriculture starts with a Precise Sample.

AutoProbe Technologies Automated Soil Sampling 

Soil Data is Foundational Data. Which Foundation woud YOU Choose?


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