LandPKS in Use

Agricultural Extension

LandPKS offers a suite of tools for agricultural extension. Document site characteristics, identify soils, and complete Land Capability Classification (LCC) for improved land management. Use LandPKS modules to optimize recommendations and allow farmers to easily document and communicate management and production data.

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A Site-Specific Tool for Agricultural Extension

With the LandPKS app, you can identify soils at a site based on location and your inputs to the app. Use your data to determine the Land Capability Class. Keep data private or share with others on the Data Portal. For instructions on getting started with LandPKS for agricultural extension, download the user guide below.


Soil pit evaluation

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Soil Identification and Site Characterization

  • Identify soil at your site based on your location and NRCS (US) or FAO (International) data
  • Record slope, texture, and color for more accurate soil ID
  • Access estimates of the infiltration rate and water holding capacity of the soil at your site. View how these change with increased soil organic matter.
  • Access climate data at your site including temperature, precipitation, and growing degree days
Soil survey in Africa

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Determine Land Capability Class (LCC)

  • For international users: Calculate LCC to determine potential uses and degradation risks based on soil identification and limitations of your site. Remove limitations  for a user-defined LCC based on your management.
  • For US users: Access USDA-determined LCC based on your soil identification.
Vegetation data collection

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Collect BLM-AIM/NRCS-NRI-Compatible Vegetation Monitoring Indicators

  • 20-minute cover, composition, and height vegetation monitoring using a yardstick
  • View calculated and graphed indicators
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Monitor Soil Health and Land Management Activities

  • Plan and track land management activities like plantings, weed and pest management, and erosion control
  • Track visual observations like soil smell and biological activity
  • Store lab data with your field observations for easy reference
LandPKS Learning

Learning Center

Find tutorials, videos, and helpful guides for using LandPKS. Learn more about the methods used in the app. Access student and teacher resources. Access helpful resources for managing your land.

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Training & User Guides

Videos and downloadable guides to quickly learn how to use LandPKS, as well as tech support.

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Case Studies

Examples of how LandPKS is being used across the globe.

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LandPKS Modules & Functions

Descriptions and background information for each of the LandPKS modules.

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LandPKS in the Field

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Download LandPKS today for free and discover the value and potential of your land. Use this information to plan and track management actions, and to monitor soil health and vegetation indicators over time.

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LandPKS in the Field

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Start with the LandPKS app on your mobile device. Record field data and access soil information. Download the app for free.

LandPKS at your Desk

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View, edit, and download your data from your computer. Explore public soil information and data from LandPKS users worldwide.

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