Soil sample tracking system and method

  • US 8,286,857 B2
  • Filed: 04/01/2010
  • Issued: 10/16/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • generating a plurality of soil sample containers each having a unique identifier associated therewith;

    manually pulling at least one soil sample from a field and placing said at least one soil sample in a respective one of said plurality of soil sample containers;

    scanning said unique identifier associated with said soil sample container containing said at least one soil sample with a handheld remote terminal, wherein said handheld remote terminal includes a handheld remote terminal sampling application, wherein said handheld remote terminal sampling application is configured to allow a sample taker to enter a farm/client name and a field identifier, and wherein said handheld remote terminal sampling application includes a handheld scanning application configured to allow said sample taker to scan said unique identifier with a scanner on said handheld remote terminal;

    obtaining a geographic coordinate reading associated with a location in said field from where said soil sample is obtained; and

    associating said soil sample with said unique identifier and said geographic coordinate reading.

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