Real-time results from soil testing

If there is one thing many farmers wish for more of, it’s time. After all, when it is crunch time, there never seems to be enough hours in a day. Whether in the hustle and bustle of spring or a busy autumn, the minutes and seconds on a clock are always at a premium.

It’s no different for crop farmers curious to know exactly what’s in their dirt. Soil tests give calculated readouts of macro and micronutrients as well as information about pH and other sensitive information. There’s just one problem: it can take an agonizing amount of time to receive this information.

Traditionally, you must probe and take a soil sample and send it to a lab for analysis. It enters the lab’s queue before being analyzed, and results are sent back. This process can take days to weeks. Even a few days can be too long, especially when you’re trying to make educated decisions about what fertility program to run on your soil. What if you could reduce the wait time to 25 seconds?

Innovative technologies are changing the way soil sampling works. One such technology uses a mobile probe that works with cloud technology to provide results in seconds, not weeks.

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