GroundWork creates a map of your field with as much information as available. GroundWork soil projects use these layers to start:
In addition to this base information, GroundWork also uses the following data sources if they are available:
With a clear map of your field, the GroundWork team will select strategic places to take deep soil cores using a hydraulic soil probe.
Each horizon in the soil core is identified based on the trusted soil classification systems that have been used for decades.
The soil core analysis is overlaid with the data from Step 1. The resulting maps are the heart of GroundWork's soils-based decision making including:
As GroundWork is rooted in trusted soil classifications, it doesn't expire; your soil map won't change year over year. New fertility maps can easily and inexpensively be generated from year to year, but the base soil map is consistent and reliable. You can feel confident using this foundation of information to implement soils-based management to achieve your vision for your farm.