Soil Sampling In a Nut Shell

Depending on what company, retailer or individual farmer, anywhere from 16 to 144 soil cores will be obtained per 160 acre (quarter section) field.

Each core of soil is ~3/4″ in diameter and 24″ long. The core is obtained using a hydraulic cylinder with a 30″ stroke length, which is connected to an electric, hydraulic pump that is powered by the vehicle battery.