Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

As the saying goes, plan your work and work your plan.  Triple Threat believes in helping customers create a roadmap for success, and knowing the composition of your field is the first step.  As the cost of inputs continue to rise, precise prescriptions and product placement are crucial components to maximizing profit potential.  Soil sampling is the foundation for creating fertile soil and healthy crops.

Precise GPS Grid Sampling

Triple Threat has partnered with the leaders in the soil sampling industry to ensure we can maximize the value we bring to your operation.  We use GPS to create precise, repeatable grids in order to develop soil health history.  We also work with certified labs to ensure the accuracy of sample data and prescriptions.  Whether you are dealing with pH issues, or want to develop a precision VRT fertilizer plan, Triple Threat’s soil sampling program is the best way to begin

Soil Sampling FAQ

What is a soil test?

A Soil Test is a process by which nutrients are chemically removed from the soil and measured for their plant available content within the sample.  The quantity of available nutrients in the sample determines the amount of fertilizers needed for a particular crop.  A soil test also measures pH and the amount of acidity within the soil to determine if lime is needed and how much should be applied.

How often should a soil be tested?

A soil test should be conducted if fertilizer is going to be applied or when problems occur during the growing season. Once every year is recommended when nitrogen fertilizer is applied, and at least once every three years if P and K are concerned.

When is the best time to take soil samples?

Soil samples can be taken any time throughout the year for checking pH, phosphorus and potassium status.  Collect soil samples 1-2 months before planting. Early spring is a good time to take soil samples for summer crops, and summer is a good time to sample for fall and winter crops.  This allows time for lime recommended to react with the soil and change the pH before the crop is planted. To assess soil available nitrogen, sample as close to planting as possible

How do I request a professional soil sample?

Call Triple Threat Ag today at (316) 644-4437 or (316) 644-0250 to schedule your professional soil sample.