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Crop Rotation, Grazing Rebuilds Soil

Soil gets tired. After years of supporting a rotating cast of crops, the soil’s nutrient supply is often exhausted. The tilling, turning, and planting also degrade the organic matter in the soil and its ability to stay hydrated.
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Veris Launches iScan Soil Sensing Tool

Seeing the need to for more flexibility to map soils, Eric Lund, president of Veris Technologies discusses the features of the new iScan system that mounts to the row unit of a tillage implement or planter. The front coulter and the rear closing disc contain 2 electrodes that inject electrical current and then 2 chromium carbide points detect the electrical array after it’s gone down in the soil about 2 feet. An optical sensor also shines red and infrared light 2 inches deep to measure soil optical properties which relate to organic matter.
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Sneak Peek at New SmartFirmer System

Precision Planting Product Manager Dale Koch discusses the new SmartFirmer, an optical senor imbedded in a Keeton Seed Firmer that scans the soil as it goes through the field. The system tracks and provides feedback on organic matter, soil moisture and residue in the furrow.
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