Agriculture and Food Soil Classification
Determine the best crop for different soil types with SGS’s soil classification services.
Every farm and its owner needs to maximise productivity to mitigate rising costs, changeable prices and the need to improve food security. Farm managers equipped with a scientific understanding of the soil composition on a farming enterprise, can make informed decisions on which crops to plant to achieve the highest and best quality yield. By evaluating soil properties, we can recommend types of crops, tillage methods, drainage/irrigation and fertilization, among many other factors that can impact productivity.
Utilise soil classification to identify and support:
- Soil potential (different crops) for variability management in fields
- Tillage methods (depth and type)
- Fertilizer recommendations (variable rate application)
- Project development (irrigation, orchards and feasibility studies)
- Drainage evaluation
- Effective root depth and water capacity
- Zone management for VRT fertilizing (classification, chemical soil sampling and yield data interpretation)
Our soil classification service includes:
- Physical classification of soil on grid formation
- Establishment of a soil map and crop specific production potential
- Recommendations on soil properties and their management
- Precision farming maps (GPS Maps)
- Detailed discussion of report with a soil scientist / agronomist
- Variable rate application maps for fertilizer (if needed)
Why use SGS’s soil classification services?
We have unrivalled experience in the provision of soil classification services. Our consultants have more than 20 years experience in the field. We are the first choice for farmers, agricultural enterprises and new project facilitators.
Our experts are always up-to-date with the latest agricultural research, new technology and techniques, so you can rest assured that you will always receive the best and most accurate recommendations, done on an entirely independent basis.
Contact us today to find out how soil classification can improve your farming enterprise and ensure that your business becomes more profitable, effective and sustainable.