Doing it yourself is certainly an option even if that means we need to come and help out with the first one. Whether you are an existing customer or a newbie it won’t matter, we will help anyone get underway.
As you can imagine, collecting samples can be time consuming especially if the area is significant so any help is gratefully received. We do lots and lots of samples on hundreds and hundreds of hectares of farmland, it really is the starting point of understanding what to do next in lifting productive capacity.
Building knowledge through soil sampling is a great way to better understand and interpret your soil asset. The following are things to look for and ask yourself questions as you manoeuvre around your property. Take a spade with you also, sometimes a larger hole will provide a better picture of the status but still use the soil-sampling tool for the sampling job because you can accurately measure the same depth every time.
Taking a soil sample can be the beginning of understanding a new world and observing more closely many of the signs of what might be happening beneath. After the soil sample is analysed and recommendation complete, the results will further assist knowledge capacity, your Landco rep will happily discuss results.
If you contact us to begin the Selfie process, we will send, deliver, or you can collect, a kit encompassing:
Note: Soil probes can be purchased or borrowed. Each sample needs to be separated and identified as to where it came from eg paddock name and rough area. If you want to continue the measurement process, it’s important that you return (within reason) to the same spot each time a sample is taken and its possible you may take more than one sample from a paddock particularly if you think there is a problem.
See our Selfie Instructions here
DON’T FORGET that we also do leaf analysis. If you would like a tool and instructions to complete this task, simply give us a call - 09 237 1 777.