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Rock River Laboratory introduces winter soil-sampling tool

Published on 12 January 2015
TundraProbe soil sampler

Rock River Laboratory announces the addition of a new soil-sampling tool to their service offerings. Now available, the TundraProbe soil sampler offers an extension on the fall soil sampling season – into winter and past the freezing point.

The 2014 fall soil-sampling time frame disappeared quickly for Midwest growers and agronomists as the onset of winter freeze arrived mid-November. In response, the company sought to find a way to extend this season. This new soil-sampling tool will do just that.

“It allows us to offer our customers more time to fulfill their growers’ soil analysis needs for nutrient management compliance," explains Scott Fleming, the company’s soil-sampling coordinator and nutrient management specialist.

This tool will also assist agriculture retailers as they are able to gather a better estimate of the 2015 fertilizer demand with more growers planning for next year with the help of their late 2014 soil data. The soil-sampling timeline can be a limiting factor for some retailers, and extending the season also offers an opportunity for an extended window of agronomic sales activity.

“The company works very hard to keep a steady pulse on the industry to understand the challenges our customers and their customers are facing,” says Zac Meyer, the company’s director of operations. “As challenges are identified, we look to find ways to solve these challenges – in this case a shortened soil-sampling season – and continue to strive to better serve our customers and utilize our innovation opportunities to introduce new technology.”

The new soil sampler is now available to those seeking winter soil sampling. Those interested in utilizing this tool should contact the company at (920) 261-0446 and speak with Zac Meyer or Scott Fleming.  FG

—From Rock River Laboratory news release

Photo provided by Rock River Laboratory.