LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show, Veris Technologies unveiled a new line of on-the-go soil sensors that easily mount to planters and tillage tools. The I Series (implement-mounted) sensors were developed to help growers and consultants precisely map and manage soil variability while performing other field operations.

iScan uses proven Veris sensing technology to precisely map soil texture and organic matter variability.

The iScan, the first in the new series, features soil sensor modules that map soil organic matter below the soil surface and soil texture variability to a depth of 2 feet. This new platform deploys proven Veris optical and electrical sensing components in a flexible format that allows for immediate visualization and decision making.

The I Series, along with the recently introduced U Series (utility vehicle mounted sensors), utilizes a sensor module which houses the Infrared and Red light sensors. This dual-wavelength optical sensor measures the color of the soil below the surface to determine organic matter levels. Veris soil texture readings are gathered by measuring the electrical conductivity (EC) of the soil. Because the electrical current travels 2 feet into the rooting zone, these readings provide soil depth and water-holding capacity information that has significant implications on management decisions.

The new iScan generates high resolution soil maps while performing other field operations like planting and tillage.