Soil Assessment

To improve the performance of a soil and understand and utilise the soil condition to its full potential, Field Systems assesses a range of factors that starts in the field with in-depth soil pit and/or soil core assessments. We then utilise the collected and collated information to make decisions that suit your production system.

Management strategies include:

Soil Amelioration – Lime, Gypsum recommendations, in-furrow soil conditioning

Soil Fertility – Fertility programs suited to soil type and can be linked to Variable Rate programs.

Plant Fertility – Not all nutrients are suitable to be soil applied – depending on soil type – in that instance foliar nutrient programs are implemented.

Strategic Tillage – In some soils strategic tillage is a fundamental part of maximising soil function and improving soils – However it is critical to assess your soil type before engaging any tillage implement or strategy.

We then work with you to assist the implementation of the management strategy and assess progress throughout the season.

What We Offer

In-field Investigation

Assessment of key soil types (as identified by grower or PA Map analysis) – Typically it is recommended that 3 soil types are focussed on in any initial investigation. This information Includes report and management guide (Crop Productivity Assessment).


Field Systems are available for on-farm consulting throughout the season and this can be arranged as an annual retainer or at an hourly rate. Field Systems are also available as a remote consulting service via phone and email which is arranged as a retainer or an hourly rate.

Precision Ag

Interpretation of current precision agriculture maps and the generation of new information by soil type across the property to develop a comprehensive soil management plan for all soil types under production. All we require is your raw data files from your header or tractor and we can process the data and provide meaningful insights from all of your collected data.