Direct on-site access to nutrient testing services only laboratories could provide until now
The AgroCares Global Soil Database
To predict the soil status, the Lab-in-a-Box compares its results to our unique Global Soil Database. It is developed and permanently updated by AgroCares’ research team in our own Golden Standard Laboratory following a standardised procedure to ensure accurate results. We aim to develop this database until it covers the entire world so every farmer has access to the knowledge of our soil scientists.
We have developed a compact modern laboratory to analyse nutrient samples, on-site, that will provide you with better and faster results than a traditional wet chemistry lab.
Frequently asked questions
With the Lab-in-a-Box, the first step is to collect and prepare your sample following an easy to learn and standardised procedure.
The second step is to analyse your sample with our two spectrometers (XRays and Infrared). The results are compared to the AgroCares Global Soil Database, developed in our own Golden Standard Lab. Within minutes you obtain on your computer accurate results.
This is how you obtain on your computer accurate results in less than two hours without the use of any chemicals.
To enable the operation of an AgroCares Lab-in-a-Box in a new country, a calibration exercise has to be undertaken. A specific amount of samples have to be collected at locations predefined by AgroCares and fully analysed at our Calibration Laboratory in the Netherlands. Once a contract is signed, we will deploy one lead sample taker to your country to train a maximum of three local sample takers that the buyer will provide. AgroCares will bear the costs of the sample takers, the sample taking tools, the shipment of the samples to the Netherlands and their full analysis by the AgroCares Calibration Laboratory. Within a couple of months, the region is covered and the Lab-in-a-Box ready to work.
For each sample analysed by the AgroCares Software System you will pay a small fee to be provided with a complete soil fertility status and crop specific fertilizer recommendations. This fee will be calculated on a per sample basis. Any additional features to the standard recommendation format will increase the initial fee.
No chemicals are required to run the LIAB.
Please ask for a quote for more information.
The Lab-in-a-Box can analyse about 60 soil samples per day with the standard setup. Up to 100 soil analyses can be performed per day with an extended setup that increases the milling and drying capacity.
Frequently asked questions
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- To ensure that content from our solutions are presented in the most effective manner for you, your computer and mobile device.
- To provide you with information about our products or services.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in competitions and interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
- To provide location based services to you.
- To provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you, including goods and services from third parties.
- For analyzing and researching purposes.
The Lab-in-a-Box is a product that we adapt to the customers needs. Please contact our Sales team for a personal quotation.
A single person can perfectly operate the Lab-in-a-Box. The number of people that should be running the Lab-in-a-Box entirely depends on the amount of samples you want analysed in a day.
The warranty of the analytical and processing equipment will be of maximum 1 year and bounded and limited to the terms and conditions set by the original manufacturer of the equipment. Damage due to malpractice, misuse of the equipment and/or natural disasters will not be covered by the warranty.
The warranty of the equipment produced by Soilcares will be of maximum 1 year. Damage due to mal practice, misuse of the equipment or natural disasters will not be covered by the warranty.
Please contact us and ask for the terms and conditions of sales of the Lab-in-a-box for more information.