Soil Solutions

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Improve decision making.

Choose the most suitable soil properties for crop, seed, density, optimize crop development, increase growth and ensure quality with SGS's soil solutions. We can help you with:

  • Soil classification & mapping
  • Soil sampling & analysis
  • Soil fertility management
  • Fertigation and/or fertilizer programs
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Soil Classification & Mapping

Find out which crops to plant for the best profit, quality and yield. Our systematic audit process delivers all the detail you need to make better decisions, manage risks and plan fertilizer, plant protection and irrigation programs.

We use the latest:

  • Spatial technology
  • GPS positioning
  • Hi-resolution satellite imaging
  • NDVI surveys
  • Mapping software

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Soil Sampling & Analysis

Obtain maximum yields with the minimum of inputs.

Our soil sampling solution identifies the nutrients in soil, and the quantities present. Analysis reveals the soil’s capacity for meeting the needs of growing crops and gauges the need for additional nutrients to optimize crop production. With this data farmers can invest in the right quantity of inputs for a field’s yield potential.

SGS's digital precision agriculture solutions (e.g. Precision Gateway), convert data from soil analysis into practical fertilizer programs which can be applied direct to fields. For specialized crops, we supply an agronomist to help with the interpretation process.

Tutorial: How to do soil sampling?

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Fertilizer Testing

Ensure fertilizers deliver the nutrient you have paid for.

Our testing services determins the concentration of nutrients and potential contaminants, e.g. heavy metals, in fertilizers to ensure that they are as sold and perform as they should.

Tutorial: How to do soil sampling?

Manure Testing

Manure Testing

Save money by harvesting nutrients from your local resources. Why spend money on chemical fertilizer when you have ample sources of nitrogen on site?

Manure testing, analysis and management plans (also known as comprehensive nutrient management plans, or CNMPs) can help you enhance production while reducing your costs.

Our comprehensive solutions ensure your compliance with the appropriate regulatory agencies.

Fertigation Programs

Fertigation is the combining of irrigation and fertilization, enabling farmers to dose additional nutrients and fertilizers to plants, or to correct nutrient deficiencies. It offers innovative ways to optimize production, improve quality and deliver more quantity with the same resources.

Better understanding of nutritional and fertilizer needs starts with testing. Plant tissue, soil, water solution and water analyses together empower growers to take decisive action to improve the health and productivity of plants as well as reduce costs.

Our experts can then recommend a tailored program of fertilization and irrigation, fertigation, to maximize returns.

Precision Agriculture

Optimize productivity & maximize crop yields

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