Veris - Model MSP3 - Soil Sensor
From Precision Farming
The Veris MSP3 is the most advanced soil sensor platform currently available in the UK. The MSP3 measures 3 variants as it travels across the field. Maps soil texture using soil EC (electrical conductivity) to measure soil texture variations. Maps soil OM (organic matter) using an optical sensor that operates below crop residue and the soil surface. Maps soil pH using electrodes to take between 5-10 pH samples per acre on the move.
All of this information is in then geo referenced using GPS points as the sensor is driven across the field giving the grower 3 digital maps of invaluable data.
This one off operation reduces the cost of lab charges significantly. Where pH mapping is not required the sensor can be operated to just measure EC and OM.