pH Mapping

pH Mapping and Variable Rate (VR) Prescriptions

Optimization of soil pH continues to be one of the most common obstacles to achieving higher yields. This service allows farm managers to identify the minor variations in pH that occur across most fields and to fine-tune lime application to address even the slightest variations in pH.

In consultation with the Service Manager, the farm decides the intensity of the mapping (number of points per field). Once the map is developed, the ACS Service Manager will create a variable rate (VR) lime prescription and provide the prescription on paper and electronically to the farm and to their lime applicator.