Does snow affect mapping?
Snow actually causes more challenge for the mapping trucks than for the SWAT BOX. The EC readings are still reliable through snow, and as long as we can drive through the drifts (rather than over them) the elevation data will still be accurate. We end our mapping season when fields become impassable or when drifts harden.
Does very dry soil affect mapping?
In our earliest days we used a Veris machine to collect EC data. Veris EC data is definitely affected by dry conditions. Electrical conductivity can’t flow from one disk to the other without soil moisture. We have since mapped many, many acres of ...
What is the SWAT BOX?
SWAT BOX is a developed autonomous mapping system. The system logs soil electrical conductivity (EC) and elevation data if an RTK GPS system is made available. It can be mounted to trucks, all terrain vehicles, and a variety of Ag equipment and only ...