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Agronomy

Grid vs. Zone Part 1: New Series on Soil Sampling

The proliferation of precision ag practices across North America is pushing more and more growers to begin soil testing – and those who already are, to ramp up their efforts. A common question they encounter: Which is better, grid sampling or zone? Our experts outline the pros and cons of each... and uncover some surprising middle ground along the way.

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Agronomy

Grid vs. Zone? Part 2 in New 3-Part Series on Soil Sampling

Ready to get into the zone? First, let's take a clear look at the difference between soil sampling by grid vs by zone. Grid management is built around soil test data. A field is divided into, say, 5-acre squares and a soil sample is taken from the centre of each.

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Agronomy

Grid vs. Zone? Part 3: Soil Sampling Secrets

It turns out, soil sampling is gaining popularity. According to Clint Nester, an agronomist with Nester Ag, which manages over 150,000 acres in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, the proliferation of precision ag will lead to growth in zone sampling going forward.

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Ag Technology Agronomy

3 Ways to Leverage Technology to Improve Your Agronomy

Thanks to great advances in precision ag technology, we now understand that crops grow in a five-dimensional sea of variability – up, down, right, left... plus time and economics.

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