FAQs

What do we do?

Field Concepts provides dealers, consultants and growers independent contract soil sampling and processing. Our unique comprehensive approach offers our clients efficient, reliable and supportive precision ag services. Field Concepts provides contract soil samples whether it be grid sampling on 2.5 or 5 acre grids or zone sampling from yield maps or Veris Data. We even do composite samples when necessary. For the client that prefers to do his own grid sampling, Field Concepts can process all the data into usable VRT Application files.

Why should I do this?

Besides being better for the environment, precision ag has countless advantages over simply broadcasting fertilizer applications. But the bottom line is this: it will make you money whether you are a dealer, grower or consultant. From saving on buggy expense and labor to more custom applied acres; getting fertilizer and lime right where it needs to be; or just offering another service to your business portfolio, precision ag will make you money. And Field Concepts will give you the knowledge, experience and support to make it happen!

How will this benefit me?

For the grower, precision ag will increase profits. You will realize it in everything from fertilizer and lime savings to higher yields because the product is applied only and exactly where it is needed (and toxic zones will be reduced as well). In the end, variable rate application increases the bottom line—for every field.

What is the turnaround time?

Field Concepts is one of the most efficient sampling businesses in the nation, if not the world. We can provide turnaround times of just days—from locating the field to applying fertilizer to the client's fields. Whether on 5,000 acres or 500, each client is important and fast turnaround times are a vital aspect of Field Concepts' service.

How can I avoid a negative impact if I cut my fertilizer?

Often grid sampling shows that rather than cutting fertilizer it should be reallocated to areas where it is needed most. Regarding lime, a huge savings can occur because lime is only applied where needed; the majority of the time it is only needed on up to 10 percent of the field. Applying the correct amounts of fertilizer and lime only where it is needed will increase yields and will especially impact the lower testing zones over time.