Plate Meter (Total)
Soil health indicator: forage volume in kg DM / ha
Assess your forage volume using an automatic meter tool. Fast and effective method.
- Rising plate meter
- Walk W across the field – taking readings every 20 paces or so
- Record the total reading for the field on the plater metre in the app
What to record in the Sectormentor for Soils app:
- The Plate Meter will give you a value for the kg of Dry Matter per Hectare (kg DM/Ha) for that field.
- Normally need to take 30+ measures per field (depending on which Plate Meter you have).
Take readings fortnightly or more in-season. Monthly in off-season.