Roughly 50% of significant agronomic phenomena occur above ground, while the other half takes place under ground. Still, precision agriculture and farm data management systems only deal with the on-soil part of the plant growth. Continuous soil information can be characterised as the missing link in information driven smart farming.
Soil Scouts enable year-round recording of key soil parameters and this information can be effectively refined into sophisticated observations on soil behaviour. Combining precipitation data to soil moisture recordings will reveal infiltration speed and changes in this speed will indicate soil compaction issues. Long term correlations between soil moisture and yield will solve field specific irrigation efficiency.
Experience in previous soil condition traffic-ability will indicate present opportunity to perform field work, when conditions are far from optimal.