AgroCares’ soil session on ISSPA 2019

AgroCares is excited to contribute to ISSPA conference on June 18 in Wageningen with a soil session. AgroCares’ researchers and two independent researchers will give five different presentations in this session titled Use of  NIR, MIR and  XRF sensor technology in routine soil testing’.

Use of sensor technology for soil testing opens a whole new window of opportunities and applications in the field. It is however a very new and different approach compared to current practices with traditional wet chemistry laboratories. AgroCares’ soil session will give answers to the following questions and will contribute to a better understanding and acceptance of sensor technology in routine soil testing:

  • What precision or accuracy of soil testing data do farmers need to achieve their defined goals?
  • What sensor technology can measure which chemical bindings and how are these related to soil nutrient parameters? Is there a need for calibration studies?
  • How to link sensor spectral information with soil nutrient status and how to make (local or global) prediction models robust and precise?
  • How to compare precision of traditional laboratories with laboratories using sensor technology?
  • What factors determine the acceptance of new concepts or tools for soil testing? How do farmers and advisors perceive the reports? What makes farmers implement the recommendations?

The 16th International Symposium on Soil and Plant analysis (ISSPA), will take place from June 17 – June 20 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Over 200 scientists, experts, professionals and students will join ISSPA to exchange knowledge and foster collaborations. Next to the soil session AgroCares will also be present with a booth and will give live demonstrations of the AgroCares Scanner. Click here for more information or registering for ISPPA.

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