2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1, Page #41[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Uses For Soil DoctorYour readers might be interested in the way some Midwest farmers are now using the Soil Doctor, which is an electronic soil sampling system that first came on the market several years ago. It detects the need for nitrogen on-the-go. Sensors run across the soil surface.
Now Mike Pinkerton, Rochester, Ind., has found a way to use the Soil Doctor on his combine so he can do full color mapping of fields during harvest, linking yield information directly to soil info. Mounting the toolbar under the feederhouse, the weight of he combine assures the coulters are kept down to their proper depth which is not always true on tillage equipment. Mike can be reached by phone 574 223-5081. (C.F. Marley, Box 93, Nokomis, Ill. 62075)
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