All Decipher users can collect a georeferenced sample using our free companion app, DecipherGO.

Decipher users are able to use Decipher’s integrated sampling process to plan a sampling job on desktop and assign to collect samples out in the field using DecipherGO.

If you’re a sampler (sampling for yourself or a contractor sampling for a client), you’ll receive an email to let you know a planned job is waiting for you.

To complete a Planned sampling job:

  • Make sure you’re on a smartphone with DecipherGO installed. You can download it for Android and iOS here.
  • Open the app and tap the menu icon in the top right, then select 'Collect'.
  • Tap its name in the list to open your new job, and you’ll see sample sites marked on the map.
  • Sampling sites which have tasks to complete are marked in orange. Use the GPS marker which shows your location to navigate to pending sample sites.
  • Tap the sample site’s name to bring up the list of tasks that require completion at that site, noting the depth instructions.

If you arrive at the sampling location specified on the Decipher map and it isn't correct, you can move it within the sampling job by tapping 'Adjust site location' then dragging the site to the desired position. Click 'Done' to save your change.

To create an Ad Hoc sampling job:

  • Make sure you’re on a smartphone or tablet with DecipherGO installed. You can download it for Android and iOS here.
  • Open the app and tap the menu icon in the top right, then select 'Collect'.
  • If it’s a brand new job, click ‘Start a new job’ button.
  • Select which business the sample job is for from the list, or select create a new business, fill in the business details and click 'Create'. If you try to create a new business with an existing email address, DecipherGO will ask you if you want to use the existing business.
  • Choose your sampling job type - soil or plant samples - and give your sampling job a name. Remember to make your name as descriptive as possible so you can easily search for your sampling results in future.
  • Select which test package you require from the list. You can customise each package with add-ons if required, and view package prices by clicking the 'See price list' link.
  • Click the 'Add new site' button to start adding sites
  • Navigate to the sample site location, once located click the ‘done’ button located top right corner. Then give the new site a name and click done.

To collect samples:

  • If you’re using Decipher bags, simply fill the bag with your sample then select the scan button to scan the barcode.
  • If you’re using your own sampling bags, tap the Scan button then tap the link to generate a unique code to write on them. This code helps the CSBP Plant and Soil Lab identify and process your samples when they arrive. you can also make up your own code, but try to make it unique.
  • If the Farm Name and Paddock are shown as Unknown, you can add them by clicking Edit.
  • To add more tasks to the sample at that location, tap the Add sampling task option, and repeat the process.
  • When finished at that site click 'Finish' in the top left corner.

Collecting Plant Samples:

  • There is additional information required when taking plant samples. Access these fields by clicking on Add sample information.
  • Of the additional fields, only Crop Type and Plant component are mandatory, but the more additional data you provide the more reliable the final result will be.

To submit your sampling job:

  • Tap the ‘Send job’ button when you’ve finished collecting samples.
  • Review your sample submissions, then tap the ‘Confirm billing details’ button.
  • Select the business organisation to bill for the sample tests (this could be your own business, or that of your client)
  • Select 'Submit to lab' to send the details of your job to either our partner lab, CSBP or your own lab.
  • Post your samples to the lab.

Read more about:

Planning a sampling job.

Viewing sampling results.

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