The push for utilizing Nutrient Management Plans or NASM Plans in respect to the 4R’s is the reality of our future in agriculture. We need to look into soil sampling technologies that support a grower to apply nutrients in a sustainable manner. The goal of this project was to assess new soil sampling technologies that have come to the market in comparison with accepted sampling protocols that we have used for decades within the industry. More specifically, we compared the Soil Information System (SIS) from Trimble Agriculture to the Non-Agriculture Source Material (NASM) Plan soil sampling protocols regulated in the Nutrient Management Act.

Read the entire report here: Assessing Innovative Soil Sampling Technology in Relation to Biosolids Application within Halton Region 2015