Soil and subsoil mapping is carried out by Conapa, National Company of Agricultural Experts, specialized in providing comprehensive services in Agricultural Engineering and Forest.

It is a leader company in Precision Agriculture that helps to implement new technologies to improve the profitability of crops.

Conapa's objectives

  • Modernize agriculture.
  • Agricultural, aerial (with drones and very high resolution satellites) and terrestrial (with soil mappers) remote sensing.
  • Agrodigital Consulting.

What data does a mapping get?

The CEap concept is defined as the capacity of an object of a given volume, in this case the ground, to allow the passage of electric current. From these measurements, we can determine:

  • The content of salts and nutrients in the soil.
  • Useful water content.
  • The depth of the horizons.
  • The detection of working soils based on the different degrees of soil compaction.

How is a mapping done?

Mapeado con vehículo ligero para de suelo y subsuelo con Conapa
Mapping with light vehicle for floor and subsoil with Conapa

With a light vehicle or tractor and a working width of 6 meters, we can map up to 300 hectares a day. Our SoilXplorer probe is not in direct contact with the ground, that allows us to work in any terrain regardless of its state.

What is it for?

With this service, Conapa obtains a complete radiograph of the soil and subsoil, with the aim of characterizing and knowing homogeneous areas of agricultural soils, in order to carry out optimal management on different horizons. It is especially relevant in the following tasks:

        • Management and design of the irrigation system.
        • Planning the irrigation schedule.
        • Choice of areas where to install humidity sensors.
        • Choice of patterns and varieties in new plantations.
        • Fertilization planning.
        • Soil and subsoil management (workings and depths).
        • Detection of saline zones, limitations for agricultural crops.

What is the cost?

The cost is:

  • Mapping service: € 39 / ha.
  • Agronomic Technical Report: € 980.

Prices without current VAT (21%)

Types of terrain that we can find in a mapping

Knowing the type of terrain is very important to choose a crop well, in addition to climatic factors and market needs.

Working with precision agriculture leads to quality products and an abundant harvest. These are two of the objectives of agriculture, combined with saving water and energy.

Tipos de terreno en general
Types of terrain according to USDA.