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Veris Technologies Unveils On-The-Go Soil Sensors

A new line of on-the-go sensors has been unveiled by Veris Technologies. The I Series sensors, which are implement-mounted, allow producers and consultants to precisely map and manage soil variability while planting or tilling a field. The first tool in the series is iScan. This module maps soil organic matter (OM) below the surface and soil texture variability 2 feet deep.

“As growers look to the soil to guide their precision ag efforts, the demand for Veris maps created a need to more rapidly collect accurate and high-resolution soil data,” says Eric Lund, president of Veris Technologies. “We’re excited to introduce a powerful and scalable soil mapping solution so farmers and advisers can use this foundational information on every acre.” 

The I Series uses a sensor module, which houses infrared and red light sensors. This dual-wavelength optical sensor measures the color of the soil below the surface to determine organic matter levels. Soil texture readings are gathered by measuring the electrical conductivity (EC) of the soil. Because the electrical current travels 2 feet 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, Veris EC and OM maps will allow growers to manage each soil accurately and avoid costly mistakes caused by coarse maps and misleading images,” Lund says. 

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