Posted 10/16/2020 05:41 (#8548179 - in reply to #8547614) Subject: RE: Soil grids
GOOSEPILOT - 10/15/2020 19:02
You dont get quality cores (results) fast. 160 acres at 2.5ac grids and 12 cores per sample is 768 cores. If you had 100% success good cores and you could take 1 core per min, that's 13 hours. The less time the more corners are cut. Then your going to make 4 years fert decisions and 4 years of crop based on less than the most accurate data? Ya thats cheap.
Yep. Cheaper ain't always better. We decided to do our own too. Heck, it can't be a big deal right? A guy on a 4 wheeler rolls through here, and can do most of 1000 acres in a day. He is on an off that four wheeler so fast, and gone before you know he was there. Doing it right was much, much more time consuming as Goose suggested. And what do you know, the variability in the samples disappeared too.