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Horizont 98

Horizont 98 is a Hungarian company providing services, input supplies and advice to a farmers' cooperative. Horizont 98 is using AgroCares package of Scanner and mobile app to advise the farmers from the cooperative about the nutrients in their soils and the right fertilization. Understanding soil fertility is essential for sustainable agriculture, according to Béla Szabó jr, plant protection specialist. 

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Timac Agro Poland

Timac Agro Polska has been operating on the Polish market for 60 years. It specializes in the production of liquid and granulated fertilizers. It introduces innovative solutions thanks to which farmers can enjoy better yields while taking an environment friendly approach. Timac Agro uses AgroCares Scanners to advise farmers on the right fertilization. 

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Eridon

Eridon is active in the Ukrainian market for more than 25 years in areas like plant protection products, special and conventional fertilizers. Eridon, looking for new solutions in agriculture, was immediately interested in the opportunity of fast, affordable and reliable soil testing with AgroCares Scanners. This was the main trigger for Eridon to become one of the first Scanner users in Ukraine.

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Farmers Centre Meru

Farmers Centre Ltd, situated in Meru, Kenya, provides local farmers with a variety of agricultural inputs including seeds and fertilizers. Farmers Centre thinks it is important for farmers to get to know the status of their soil and take corrective measures. Therefore, they invested in AgroCares Lab-in-a-Box.

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Wim de Hoop (KCGG)

Wim de Hoop has been working as an independent consultant for more than 6 years. His company 'Knowledge Center for Green Growth' (KCGG) is located in Driebergen, the Netherlands. His goal is to help his clients to grow economically and sustainably. In recent years, since using the AgroCares Scanner, Wim is focusing on soil and fertilization.

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Farmer Jeff Chemengen

Jeff is a large-scale farmer who has dairy cows and grows food crops. Jeff is also the director of a local dairy milk cooperative. Before soil testing, Jeff used a lot of fertilizer, but the results were not as good. He decided to test his soil to avoid wastage on input and engage in profitable farming. 

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Holland Greentech

Norbert van der Straaten is one of the founders of Holland Greentech - an agricultural service provider in East Africa. Holland Greentech is one of AgroCares partners offering soil testing services with the AgroCares Scanner in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Kenya.

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HLB

HLB conducts research, provides advice and diagnoses in the area of plant and soil health for the entire agricultural chain. HLB wanted to extend its service package with analyses of soil fertility and purchased a Lab-in-a-Box (LiaB) from AgroCares, bringing fast, reliable and affordable soil analyses to the Dutch market. 

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Bungoma County

Bungoma County, situated in western Kenya, is home to fertile lands. Yet, the agricultural activities have not been able to generate the yield to ensure the food security of the County’s population. In an effort to increase yields, the Government of Bungoma County invested in 3 sensor labs, developed by SoilCares (part of AgroCares) in 2016.

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Farmer Dirk Swart

Dirk Swart participated in a pilot project set up by HLB, a partner of AgroCares. A number of soil samples from his field were analysed with the sensor lab developed by SoilCares (now part of AgroCares). Thanks to this project, he now knows exactly what the soil fertility variation is on his field.

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Farmer Thomas Pollema

Thanks to the pilot project by HLB and soil testing with AgroCares Lab-in-a-Box, farmer Thomas Pollema now knows more about the soil diversity of his land and he sees vast opportunities to increase his yield and further improve the quality of his crops. 

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New Downtown

Mathew Kago is the head of the Soil Testing and Extension Services Department at New Down Town (S.T) Ltd- a provider of farm inputs in Kenya. The company wanted to improve their fertilizer recommendations so they extended their services with soil testing with the Scanner developed by SoilCares (now part of AgroCares).

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MCCCU

Meru Central Coffee Cooperative Union (MCCCU) comprises 34 cooperatives in the region east of Mount Kenya. In total 98,000 farmers deliver coffee to MCCCU. The Union aims to make coffee production more rewarding for their farmers by increasing the productivity per coffee tree. This can be achieved by applying the right nutrients to the soil. Hence, MCCCU decided to provide soil testing with the AgroCares Scanner.

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PPH Stampol

PPH Stampol company sells fertilizers and offers agricultural consulting. In order to provide high quality services, the company decided to purchase an AgroCares Scanner for soil testing. So why did they decide to implement this near-infrared technology and analyze their customers’ soils?

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Arbor Consultancy

Martijn van der Spoel and Arjan Zoontjens run the tree and soil technical consultancy Arbor Consultancy. They advise municipalities, provinces and project developers on landscaping throughout the Netherlands. For Martijn and Arjan, the “closed soil balance” is the underlying philosophy to determine which plants and trees fit into an area / project while limiting the nutrient removal from the soil to a minimum.

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