Becks Hybrids - Downs, IL
"Garbage in, garbage out. It's true for data in any on-farm research. You have to get the best data up front to base your observations and recommendation on. It's what we pride ourselves as doing at Becks Hybrids.
"AutoProbe mechanized soil sampler takes the guess work out of pulling quality soil samples. And, it speeds the process to allow for more cores to be pulled from a wider area in at the same angle and to the same depth. These may sound like little things, but they're huge when it comes to making predictions for nutrient application in the correct amounts on the right hybrids to maximize yields.
"Work I've been doing on variable rate and variable hybrid planting is the type of work that will become common place in the near future in more farmers' fields.
"I predict the same thing is true for mechanized soil samples using the AutoProbe. This may well become the new standard by which precision farming soil samples are measured. And, help us all do a better job with quality soil sample analysis data upfront to apply the most optimal amounts of nutrients to produce the highest yields."
Practical Farm Research Director