Several people in my network have directed me to this publication in the past week wondering why it seemed to leave out any reference to the Digital Soil Core (DSC).
Meet us in Innovation Row at the 2022 Irrigation Show –
Come see us in Innovation Row at the 2022 Irrigation Show in Las Vegas, NV. LandScan will be exhibiting at booth 143.
Also, don’t miss LandScan CEO, Dan Rooney in a round-table session on Connecting Irrigators & Agronomists: Benefits & Challenges on Wednesday, December 7th at 2 pm. If you would like to setup a private meeting please contact us.
Meet us at the Sustainable Ag Expo –
Join us, November 14-16, at the Sustainable Ag Expo and International Sustainable Winegrowing Summit in San Luis Obispo, California. LandScan’s Founder and CEO Dan Rooney is presenting on Site Characterization and Analysis for the Optimization of Irrigation Design and Management, Tuesday November 15th at 3:00 pm. LandScan will be exhibiting at booth E8 with live demos in the outdoor exhibits. If you are at the show and would like to setup a private meeting please contact us.
Eureka! (?) We are often asked about utilizing the Digital Soil Core (DSC) for mineral exploration. We are seeing what looks like gold at some depths in certain locations and at this location there was quite a bit of this material. Doesn’t seem to be pyrite. Learn more about the DSC here: https://landscan.ai/platform/digital-soil-core/ #digitalsoilcore
What is your truth? Ground truth that is… The Digital Soil Core (DSC) is the only soil sensing technology in the world that completely ‘senses’ the soil…the DSC feels, sees, hears, and to some extent smells and tastes the entire soil profile. Learn more about the DSC and how we use it from other LinkedIn
Characterizing and classifying vegetation is a hot topic! The Digital Vegetation Signature (DVS) includes a high-precision thermal sensor that enables LandScan to add this important ingredient into our Root Cause Analytics (RCA) tool. The two trees are not distinguishable from each other in March or June, but their differences are obvious in April and August.
The Digital Soil Core (DSC) is the only technology in the world that provides the type of information you will see in this video. The DSC will change the way water use is optimized in agriculture by enabling next-level precision irrigation. There is a significant difference in the root zone (top 4 feet) plant available
Beware of shifting sands! There are many who utilize EM/EC sensors to produce ‘soil maps’. These sensors do not produce soil maps and are almost always ‘oversold’ as such. The providers utilize the patterns generated from these sensors to interpolate and extrapolate their soil observations along with topography and/or yield making the false assumption that
It’s about time! You can’t do advanced analytics in agriculture without a digital twin. Analytical quality remote sensing data provides an entire new dimension of information for advanced temporal analytics. The data must be calibrated at the pixel scale. LandScan does this with the DVS in 3 data dimensions: 7-band multi-spectral, hyper-spatial, and thermal. This
Do you want to see something revolutionary for the first time? We call it “Information Infrastructure for Agriculture”. Remember, if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. This product brings together many elements starting with a group of intelligent, hard-working, team members who designed and developed the Digital Vegetation Signature (DVS) and Digital Soil
We call it the “Snap Crackle Pop” sensor, but it is really a cleverly engineered listening system that collects and analyzes the complex audio signals created as the Digital Soil Core (DSC) is inserted into the soil. The many incredible rich information dimensions obtained with the audio sensor are fused with data collected from the
Every day we see so many amazing features in the soil that relate to soil health and the soil microbiome. Here we see a network of fungal hyphae mixed with root hairs. The spatial resolution is about 3 microns the image scale is 2.3mm x 1.3mm. The Digital Soil Core (DSC) contains 7 sensors that
I have been conducting industrial field-scale agronomic research for over 3 decades. One thing that became crystal clear to me is that the soil is the driving factor in how a crop performs and behaves over time at any given location within a field. Canopy volume has been shown to drive light interception and yield
Let the Digital Soil Core (DSC) take you back to your roots! The possibilities are endless and there is so much to discover. Every day LandScan is uncovering never-before observed in-situ relationships between plant performance and behavior and the growing environment. The digital video microscope is paired within the DSC with other sensors that add
The Digital Soil Core (DSC) is breaking new ground! We see water beading across void space and root hairs at 65cm along with many other features in today’s scene. The digital microscope is one of 7 sensors contained within the DSC that is revolutionizing subsurface characterization and enabling advanced analytics. #digitalsoilcore #ii4ag #soilhealth #digitalagriculture
They say that structure is the Holy Grail of soil properties. Drink up! The Digital Soil Core (DSC) obtains a real-time, in-situ, continuous vertical soil profile in a little more than a minute that can be viewed anywhere in the world as it is collected! The cool part is that you cannot acquire this content
Don’t be fooled by colorful maps and fantastical claims! The Digital Soil Core (DSC) will expose the ‘ground truth’… Electromagnetic conductivity (EC) data sets are useful and are one small part of LandScan’s site characterization process…but they are not soil maps. The same conductivity measurement is almost always a result of multiple soil properties measured
So many dimensions in so little time. Let the discoveries begin! Informative and unique information products are being created from the Digital Soil Core (DSC) for our 2022 test sites. The DSC generates a continuous vertical soil profile from 7 sensors at a rate of about 2 cm/sec. The DSC is part of the LandScan
LandScan is now making rock music! The Digital Soil Core (DSC) #digitalsoilcore contains 7 sensors. One of these we call “Snap Crackle Pop” and it is a highly sensitive and tuned acoustic sensor capable of delineating coarse fragments and providing additional information about other soil physical properties. This sensor adds an additional set of information
How much water is in the root zone of a field AND is available for the roots? The #Digitalsoilcore (DSC) is uniquely capable of practically and efficiently answering this question. LandScan produces the Root Zone Plant Available Water information product for optimized irrigation design and dynamic management.
Talk about ‘deep learning’ in agriculture! PedonView is one of the many ways to utilize the Digital Soil Core (DSC) for visualizing, analyzing, and understanding site characteristics. These data cubes contain dozens of unique information dimensions for deep machine learning and are a powerful contribution to the Platform for Discovery.
LandScan is the pioneer in subsurface hyperspectral remote sensing. The Digital Soil Core (DSC) has 7 sensors that are used to characterize the soil environment in true 3D. Sensor fusion combined with machine learning can produce astonishing results. In this image we can classify different minerals, quantify porosity, identify redoximorphic features and concretions, and much
It is fascinating to be able to see what is happening in the soil in real-time and in-situ using the Digital Soil Core (DSC). The powerful and unique analytics enabled by this tool are game-changing! Today from an almond orchard in California. We can see roots, soil grains, minerals, and more. We can learn and
So much can be learned about a soil profile in 90 seconds using the Digital Soil Core (DSC) including a full 3D scan of porosity, structure,texture, salinity, color, and numerous attributes related to the soil water/fertilizer/chemistry/microbiome relationship.
It is now possible to digitally characterize the soil profile in 1 cm increments for dozens of soil properties in-situ in about 90 seconds. The Digital Soil Core (DSC) contains 7 sensors that obtain continuous measurements of soil properties including texture, structure, porosity, organic matter, density, moisture, salinity, and many others. Data from multiple sensors
Introducing the LandScan Digital Vegetation Signature (DVS) analytics dashboard. It’s more than cool pictures, these data are the result of spatially, spectrally, and thermally calibrated high-resolution imagery that enables true temporal analysis. These many independent information dimensions power deep machine learning and when combined with the Digital Soil Core (DSC) data creates a quantitative understanding
LandScan is pioneering LIDAR analytics as part of our Digital Vegetation Signature (DVS) technology. These metrics, when combined with other spatial, spectral and thermal data obtained from drones is used in conjunction with the Digital Soil Core (DSC) to discover relationships between plant performance and behavior and the growing environment.
Dr. Wample is a valued member of the LandScan team. He is a brilliant plant physiologist with practical experience conducting agronomic research at an industrial scale. We are proud of his service to our country as a US Marine. See here as Dr. Wample is interviewed for the Vets in Ag podcast sponsored by AGD Consulting,
AgTech leader relaunches software platforms as Datum Geospatial™ Madison, WI, January 21, 2022– LandScan has announced the acquisition of three companies as part of its geospatial software relaunch. The acquisitions include: MicroImages, one of the longest standing geospatial software companies in the global market utilized in 120 countries and translated into 24 languages; Syncarto, a
Check out this ‘dirty video’ from the LandScan Digital Soil Core (DSC) tool from an almond orchard in California. One of the DSC’s seven sensors obtains in-situ, super high resolution digital imagery of the entire soil profile in about a minute at a resolution of 3 microns! You can see roots, critters, pores, grains, structure,
Introducing the LandScan Digital Vegetation Signature (DVS). Remote sensing applications in agriculture and forestry are ubiquitous. Everyone it seems has a sensor mounted on a drone, airplane, or ground-based vehicle and satellite imagery is widely available to all. This has led to pervasive claims of the analytical power of these tools, claims that are almost
Over the past 30 months as we’ve worked quietly it has been a challenge to keep our activities to ourselves. Among these activities was the acquisition of several companies that complement the LandScan mission. We will be announcing these in the coming weeks. These acquisitions by LandScan bring technology, intellectual property, and brilliant human beings
The Digital Soil Core (DSC) is a 7-sensor penetrometer. We will write about each sensor over time, but the best place to start is at the bottom. I left the geotechnical site investigation industry in 1997 in order to pursue the idea that the penetrometer sensors used to delineate deep stratigraphy could be miniaturized to
Introducing the LandScan Digital Soil Core (DSC). Imagine obtaining an objective, repeatable, and transferable continuous vertical profile through the root zone in 90 seconds! The DSC contains 7 unique sensors: tip force, sleeve friction, moisture, salinity, sound, imagery, and spectroscopy. In addition to assessing well over a dozen soil properties it is also important to
Those were the exact famous words spoken from Apollo 13 on April 13, 1970, when a series of catastrophic failures jeopardized the mission and the lives of the crew as they floated in space 210,000 miles from Earth. It was more good planning than fortune that saved the astronauts, as NASA had an exact replica
It was the first day of 10th grade and, as I entered my English class, I was greeted by a single word written in huge letters on the chalkboard: sophomoric. Beside it was its definition: foolishly wise. The definition stuck with me, but more importantly, my teacher’s point; that we weren’t as smart as we