Services

Please see below the description of our services, their detailed parameters, components. This will allow you to make the right choice. Parameters of some services can be modified, we are here flexible as to the individual needs of the customer. Individual services can be priced and ordered through the Quotation/Order Form or directly by phone – Contact.

The scope of our activity includes:

Comprehensive development of soil abundance for farms for macroelements, microelements and other elements.

The service includes the measurement of field areas using GPS technology, identification of sectors and sampling sites, sampling of soil on designated sectors using GPS, chemical analysis in an accredited laboratory, development of results of chemical analyses and soil abundance maps for selected elements in both paper and electronic versions.

Regular chemical analysis and soil research development is an important aspect of a modern agricultural enterprise.

Advantages of our development of soil research:

  1. Fixed sectors and sampling points, so that in the following years the same sectors, sampling points can be used to compare results.
  2. Large number of sampling points (punctures) per sector (on 4 ha – 17-20 punctures), which gives a good statistical average of the result value per sector. A smaller number of punctures causes that the result of the analysis may differ significantly from the average result for the sector.
  3. Accreditation of tested samples (PCA – Polish Accreditation Centre).
  4. Possibility of developing various types of maps, including electronic maps to be used in programs for agriculture, including maps of variable fertilizer doses. rolnictwa, łącznie z mapami zmiennego dawkowania nawozów. 

Detailed description of services:

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  • The soil fertility service is divided into different types:

    – Soil resources for macroelements (pH in KCl, phosphorus P2O5, potassium K20, magnesium Mg). This is the basic elaboration that we make.

    The price of developing the abundance of macroelements enters:

    1. determination of plants of the fields which will be subject to chemical analysis – measurement of the area of fields with the use of GPS technique. Ordering party directly indicates the fields in the field or provides maps (satellite, registration, measurements that he already has), gives the numbers of his parcels. After locating the parcels, we measure them and create an electronic version of crop field outlines.

    2. identification of fixed sectors and sampling points. Sectors are determined in several ways. The first one is the division of a given field into uniform areas. It is also possible to divide the field into sectors with similar soil parameters, using soil quality classes, soil-agricultural maps, zones of higher or lower yields. Permanent sampling sectors are finally established, which will be used for re-collection and comparison of results in the following years. Sampling at designated sampling points and sectors is carried out using GPS technology, which gives accuracy and a return to the same sampling sites in subsequent years. The standard sectors are 3.5 – 4 ha. There are 17-20 threshing operations on the sector, which consists of one aggregate sample. The size of the soil sampling sectors can be changed, which will increase or decrease the price of the service. Sectors that are smaller than standard mean higher costs for the service. Sometimes the size of the sectors is dictated by top-down regulations, standards to which it is necessary to adapt.

    3.Collection of soil samples on already established collection sectors (up to a depth of 25 cm as for macroelements, in accordance with current standards).

    4. Chemical analysis of samples for phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, PH.

    5.Preparation of results and maps of soil abundance in paper version on A3 format (larger formats of maps A0 are planned for farms with a larger area). The results and maps are also supplied electronically in popular raster, vector, pdf, dgn, dxf, shp, etc. formats. The basic development of soil abundance in electronic form is provided to the client in pdf and dgn extensions, which can be opened in free of charge browsers. The project is transformed into other file formats (e.g. shp) at the customer’s request. The maps are supplied in both sector and isolation versions.  Isolated form of the map is based on interpolation methods (reversed distances or kriging). Isolinear image is made if there are appropriate conditions for it. Sometimes an isoline view may distort the image of abundance, then we move away from this form and make only the sector version. The work can be done in different languages on customer’s request. Standard price of macroelements also includes a satellite map of farm fields to open in Google Earth browser.

    The electronic version of the resource development (maps and results) is compatible with various software supporting agriculture, such as Farm works, Ag Leader, Agrar Office, etc. This means that maps and results can be implemented into them. This means that maps and results can be implemented into them.

    6.The final project contains results and maps of soil abundance.

    7.On the basis of the electronic version of abundance maps it is possible to create maps of variable fertilizer dosage adapted to the selected system of variable dosage that the farm has. Mineral phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and lime fertilizers can be applied in variable doses.

    – abundance of soils for other elements and elements.

    They are made as an addition to the preparation of macroelements. Such a study includes analysis of selected elements and preparation of maps. In this case, only a fee is charged for chemical analysis of given elements. Due to the fact that some elements are not subject to such high variability as macroelements and for economic reasons it is not required to analyse with such detail and frequency as macroelements. For certain elements it is possible to determine the aggregated sectors (sample per plant field, aggregated sample from 10 sectors per macroelements) or the selected sector to be analysed in the field. Finally, the size of soil sampling sectors is agreed with the client. The size of sectors and thus the number of samples for particular elements and elements often has to be adjusted to the binding legal regulations and environmental programmes, which may impose certain standards in this respect.

    Additional elements and elements for which soil abundance development is carried out include: microelements (manganese – Mn, copper – Cu, zinc – Zn, iron – Fe, boron – B), humus from C-organ, sulphur – S-SO4, mineral nitrogen (N-NO3, N-NH4), salinity, granulometric composition, calcium-Ca, molybdenum -Mn, sodium – Na, sum of exchangeable cations (K, Na, Ca, Mg) and others.A detailed list of chemical analyses that are carried out in the development of soil resources can be found in the tab below called “List of chemical analyses for the development of soil resources”. Available analyses can be ordered via the Quotation/Order Form. If you are interested in special analyses that do not appear in our list of chemical analyses below, please list them in your enquiry using the Quotation/Order Form.

    – the soil’s affluence on nitrogen N – min.

    Soil samples for N-mineral nitrogen are taken from two or three layers: 0-30 cm, 30-60 cm, 60-90 cm. A single aggregate sample consists of several boreholes from a given layer. Each layer is analysed separately. Due to the instability of nitrogen it is recommended to take it in winter or early spring to determine the spring demand of plants for this element. Nitrogen taken in the autumn requires the use of appropriate conversion factors allowing for its estimation in the spring period.

    – Universal testing of soil and horticultural substrates, which is used for vegetables, ornamental crops, conifers. The basic scope of tests includes: pH in H2O, salinity, nitrate nitrogen N-NO3, P, K, Ca, Mg and Cl. This scope of research may be supplemented by additional analysis of microelements or organic matter content by weight method. On the basis of the obtained results of analyses, the foot can develop fertilizer recommendations.

    – Analysis of soil abundance for orchards. Taking into account the specificity of this type of cultivation, samples are taken from two layers of 0-20 cm and 20-40 cm. The samples are then analysed for macroelements- Basic scope. The complementary scope is analysis: microelements, caries, granulometric composition with determination of floating parts and K/Mg ratio. This analysis is applied to berry plantations, shrubs, orchards. On the basis of the obtained results of the foot analysis, the fertilizer recommendations should be developed.

    – Analysis of soil abundance for forest nurseries.

    The basic version is the analysis of macroelements and microelements. It is complemented by

    determination of organic matter content by weight met. (for mineral and organic soils), humus from C- org, determination of nitrogen content by titration method, ratio C/N (carbon to nitrogen).

    Available analyses can be ordered via the Pricing/Ordering form. If you are interested in special analyses that do not appear in our list of chemical analyses below, please list them in your enquiry using the Quotation/Order Form.

     

  • – Wide range of chemical analyses for different elements and elements depending on the customer’s needs. Analyses are accredited.

    List of analyses for agriculture: 

    1. macroelements (pH in KCl, phosphorus P2O5, potassium K20, magnesium Mg)

    2. microelements (MN-manganese, Cu-copper, Zn-zinc, Fe iron, B-bor)

    3. caries with Tiurina(humus)/C – organic

    4. Sulphur – S-SO4

    5. determination of total sulphur

    6. nitrogen-N min (in kg/ha, N-NO3 + N-NH4)

    7. granulometric composition of the soil

    8. Ca – Calcium

    9. MO – molybdenum

    10. Na – sodium

    11. sum of exchangeable cations (K, Na, Ca, Mg)

    12. determination of dry matter

    13. determination of volumetric weight

     Fertilizer analysis: 

    17. fertiliser lime (CaO, MgO, humidity)

    18. post-cellulose lime (CaO, H2O, Cl)

    19. defective lime, lake chalk, other lime (CaO, H2O)

    20. farmyard manure/farmyard manure (DM, Leg, P2O5, K2O)

    21. manure (d.m., Leg, P2O5, K2O, MgO, CaO)

    22. liquid manure (slurry – d.m., Leg, P2O5, K2O)

    23. liquid manure (slurry – Leg, P2O5, K2O)

    24. analysis of mineral fertiliser (N,P,K)

    Analysis of plant material:

    25. analysis of plant material (d.m., N, P, K, Mg, Ca, Na)

    26. Plant material analysis (d.m., N, P, K, Mg, Ca, Na, Mn, Cu, Zn, Fe, B)

    Analysis of heavy metals:

    27. analysis of heavy metals (Cu, Zn, Mn, Cr, Pb, Cd, Ni)

    28. heavy metal analysis (Cu, Zn, Mn, Cr, Pb, Cd, Ni + HG)

    Examination of soil and gardening substrates (universal method):

    Basic range:

    29. pH in H2O, salinity (g NaCl salt per 1l), nitrate nitrogen N-NO3, P, K, Ca, Mg and Cl.

    Supplementary range:

    30. microelements (MN-manganese, Cu-copper, Zn-zinc, Fe iron, B-bor)

    31. organic matter by weight

    32 Ca – Calcium

    33. MO – molybdenum

    34. sodium

    35. ratio K / Mg

    36 Sum of exchangeable cations (K, Na, Ca, Mg)

    37. determination of dry matter

    38 – Determination of volumetric weight

    Soil abundance analysis for orchards

    Basic range. 39:

    39 Macroelements from 2 wastw (0-20 cm and 20-40 cm)

    Supplementary range:

    40. microelements (MN-manganese, Cu-copper, Zn-zinc, Fe iron, B-bor)

    41. caries with Tiurina (humus)/C – organic

    42. granulometric composition with determination of floatable parts

    43. the ratio K/Mg

    Soil analysis for forest nurseries

    Basic scope:

    44. analysis for macroelements and microelements

    Supplementary range:

    45. determination of organic matter content by weight metric weight (for mineral and organic soils)

    46. caries with Tiurina (humus)/C – organic

    N-nitrogen content by the titration method

    48. ratio C/N (carbon to nitrogen).

    For special analyses which do not appear in the list above, please specify them in the request for quotation using the Quotation/order form.

  • Preparation of fertilisation plans for own needs or as a requirement dictated by institutions from the agricultural environment (ARiMR, ANR, ENVIRONMENTAL protection). They are carried out obligatorily, e.g. for agri-environmental programmes, management of NPD and as a supplement to integrated permits. Due to the new legal regulations that entered into force in 2018 (requirements for NPD), fertilisation plans become obligatory for many farms. From 2018 onwards, a significant proportion of farms are required to maintain annual documentation related to the nitrogen balance, including fertiliser plans. The plans are then approved by the SCHR. The fertilisation plan specifies the dosage of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, lime. The demand is calculated and given in a pure component. These values can then be converted into the mass of mineral fertilisers. Fertilization plans are determined on the basis of current soil abundance studies, analysis of natural fertilizers, forecrops, precipitation, fertility, soil classes and other factors.

    Doses are set for each individual crop. Both too low and too high doses are disadvantageous for the crop. Too low doses result in poor yields and a negative balance of elements in the soil – this leads to sterilization and soil degradation. Too high doses, in turn, contribute to a decrease in yield quality.

  • Precise agriculture, including the development of electronic maps of variable fertiliser application rate, variable spraying (VRA) for all systems available on the market (on-board computers, tractor terminals and equipment, spreaders with variable application options using GPS). The maps are based on the results of soil abundance, fertilizer plans, yield maps or individual customer recommendations and other parameters.

    Fertilizer doses used in the maps can be calculated by us or in cooperation with your agronomist. A map of each element separately (phosphorus, potassium, PH, nitrogen, magnesium, etc.) is prepared. The price list for this type of map provides for a minimum area of 150 ha. Areas of less than 150 ha will be calculated at the same price as for 150 ha.

    Our services in the field of precision agriculture are:

    creation of electronic versions of maps for farms – GPS maps of cultivated fields, raster and vector maps, vector maps of soil and agricultural maps, orthophotomaps of farms. Maps can be saved in various formats (shp, dwg, dgn, dxf, pdf, jpg, etc.) and reference systems. The maps can be opened in various types of farm management software, where they serve as base layers, bases for field analysis, treatments, sowing, soil abundance, fertilisation, yielding, etc. The maps can be used to create the previously mentioned maps (e.g. as base layers, bases for field analysis, treatments, sowing, soil abundance, fertilisation, yielding, etc.).
    creation of the previously mentioned maps (VRA) of variable fertilizer application rate, variable spraying, variable sowing. Our maps work with the vast majority of computers and machines from reputable companies such as John Deere: John Deere ( Green Star3), Class, Kverneland (Tellus), Case In, Trimble, Integra, etc.
    Creation of plans, fertilizer recommendations for precise spreading with determination of specific doses of fertilizers. 
    assistance in the implementation of our studies, results of soil affluence analyses, maps for various types of software supporting agriculture. They are compatible with programs such as Farm Works, Ag Leader, Agrar Office, Agri Navia (and others). Farm management software allows you to keep: field statistics, field maps, soil affluence maps, field logbook, agricultural accounting and other farm data such as records of machines and people, etc. The software is also compatible with the Farm Works, Ag Leader, Agrar Office, Agri Navia (and others). 

  • Assistance in operating popular computer programs for agriculture (e.g. Farmworks, Ag Leader, and others). Our electronic versions of studies and maps are compatible with this type of software. We offer assistance in the implementation of suitable agricultural software that takes into account the needs of the farm in question.

    At the customer’s request, we can upload our maps and soil resources to the software that the farm already has, or recommend a particular type of software.

  • GIS and agricultural surveying. Geodesy boils down in particular to establishing, restoring the cadastral boundaries of plots of land and delimitation. In the field of GIS for agriculture we prepare inventory maps of agricultural holdings. These are maps of crops and wastelands made with the use of GPS technology on the basis of cadastral map, satellite map or other bases, where all layers of the map are reduced to one reference system. Thanks to this you can see what are the differences between the borders of crops made with the GPS technique and the borders of the other layers, e.g. cadastral primers. Often the borders of agricultural crops of the holding do not coincide with the registered ones (they go beyond its registered parcels or the agricultural parcel is not fully utilised for agricultural purposes). Maps of this type have proved their worth in farm management and as a basis for preparing all kinds of applications for EU subsidies for agriculture. Printed in large formats, they can be presented on the wall as well as used in electronic form. Paper maps are printed on high quality paper and framed in a way that makes it possible to directly make various notes on them, drawing with a washable marker. As one of the first companies in Poland we started to develop this type of maps taking into account GIS elements. As part of GIS, we make all the bases of agricultural maps and map files transformations so that they fit into a given software.

    Each surveying order is individually priced depending on the type of order (e.g. resumption of borders) and the scale of works to be performed. In order to evaluate all surveying works or inventory maps, please send us a request for quotation using the Quotation/Order Form.