Database & Calibration

Database & Calibration

Data-based intelligence

AgroCares secret and innovation is not only found in the analysis tools but the real intelligence behind our services is the database and prediction models we have developed and continue to grow together with our partner worldwide.

As almost all sensors also AgroCares technology requires a database, therefore we strictly follow the saying ‘’you are as good as your database’’ as the database is the core and pride of all our work.

To process of establishing a database for a certain region we call ‘’calibration’’. To find out whether your area of interest is already calibrated you find an overview here:

What is calibration?

Calibration is the operation to establish a relation between the quantity values measured and provided by measurement standards (our Golden Standard Laboratory (GSL) using ISO certified wet chemistry methods) to corresponding indications/predictions with associated measurements (the Scanner = the calibrated Instrument) and in a second step uses this information to establish a relation for obtaining a measurement result from an indication/prediction.

In the context of AgroCares that means, taking samples of all target areas/areas of operation of our clients. In order to assure the samples taken contribute with unique features to the database and the same time are representative samples of the area, the locations are pre-selected by our R&D Team (determined based on soil grids).

Our technical team provides sample equipment, protocols and training to the local sample takers (partners/customers) prior to the sample taking in order to make sure all necessary information is recorded and to assure consistent quality throughout AgroCares database.

The same process is followed for all calibrated areas! To ensure a standardized procedure and consistent quality for every sample that is added to the database.

Once the samples are collected and freshly analysed in the field the sample will be shipped to the Netherlands for analysis with the AgroCares accredited reference Laboratory GSL. Where the samples will be prepared once more and analysed on almost 90 parameters.

The last step of the procedure means for AgroCares R&D to create prediction models using the analysis data as reference and adding it to our global database. For our prediction models we rely on deep learning algorithms, which enable us to use more complex structures that allow for more accurate predictions with our all our sensors.

We are a small company, thinking big and the aim is to eventually cover all soil spectra in the world!

Are you interest in learning more about the calibration process or you want to calibrate a specific area for your operations? You can contact us under to get in touch with our team and receive an offer.

How does it work?


1. Defining
target region and
calibration points

2. Sample taking
and shipment
to NL

3. GSL

4. Prediction
Models /

How does it work?

From soil to feed and leaf database

When it comes to developing database, the sky is the limit! It is a world of endless opportunities for innovation and to deliver valuable agronomical data. At AgroCares we started to go beyond soil analysis with focus on feed materials and leaf tissue analysis.

Testing nutrients in animal feed has been an exciting development together with our partner Trouw Nutrition who is providing an extensive database of feed materials with the use of AgroCares Scanner & Software.

Since 2018 feed analysis is globally available to all our customers.