AgroCares Nutrient Scanner

Instant, on-the-spot monitoring of nutrients in soil, feed and leaf

A simple, smart and connected way to analyse your crops, raw materials and soil


Make better informed decisions

Free yourself from expensive, time-consuming and complicated procedures to obtain the information you need. Have access to data about nutrients in soil, in feed, or leaf when you want and where you want. Integrate data in your management system easily and make better informed decisions.

Nutrient testing has never been this easy!

Imagine yourself scanning the nutrients in soil, feed or leaf with an easy-to-use handheld tool. You will receive information about the nutrient status on your smartphone within minutes.

We give you access to our deep learning database and the nutritional database of Trouw Nutrition and put the knowledge of our leading scientists in your hands.

  • Fast and smart nutrient testing
  • Easy-to-use handheld tool
  • Wireless and web-connected
  • Cost effective big data solution
  • Annual license

Unlimited scanning


At AgroCares, we provide you with real-time nutrient testing results and recommendations.   

 Depending on the apps you are using, you pay an annual license fee. You can perform an unlimited amount of scans. Just select your service and start scanning!

How it works

 Data and recommendations on your smartphone in 10 minutes.



Scan your leaves, feed or soil

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Upload the data via the app

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Let the database do the magic

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Receive your report


We have created a tool that can be used by every food producer on this planet with no prior experience in nutrient testing. Light-weighted, durable, beautifully designed and affordable.

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Technical specifications

  • Near Infra Red Spectrometer Wavelength Range: 1300-2600nm MEMS technology
  • Near Infra Red Spectrometer Electric conductivity: alternate bi-polaire EC 1kHz
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 USB 2.0, high speed 480Mbp
  • Battery life: 200 scans
  • Battery power : 3,6V/1,6A rechargeable
  • Sample area: circle 65 square millimetres
  • Light source: Tungsten (Halogen) lamps Bulb life: >6 000 hours
  • Dimensions: height 230mm, bottom diameter 90mm
  • Weight 1450g
  • Material: metal and plastic
  • PRODUCT INDUSTRIAL STANDARDS: CE Mark YES. Package drop test ISTA3 Product qualification IP 65

This is all you need

Our nutrient Scanner is delivered in a durable case as a complete set. Download the app on your smartphone and start scanning!

  1. A charged Scanner
  2. A smartphone with Android 5.0 or higher or an iPhone 6 or higher
  3. The AgroCares App installed
  4. A mobile internet connection

Charger and USB Cable are included. 


The intelligence is in our database

To predict the nutrient status, the Scanner compares its results to our soil database, leaf database or Trouw Nutrition's nutritional database. This way we are able to provide quick and affordable nutrient testing and recommendation services. Our soil database is now operational in 22 countries, including 7 in Africa. Our leaf database is currently available for several crops and developing. Our Feed solutions use the database developed by Trouw Nutrition, our strategic partner. 

Simple on the outside, high tech inside

The Scanner may look very simple from the outside; the technology inside is very sophisticated and groundbreaking. The Scanner contains a light source and a NIR spectrometer on a chip. The real game changer is however the combination of the device and the database in the cloud. The scans from the Scanner are compared with the data in the cloud and  recommendations are given via your smartphone. 

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Frequently asked questions

The scanner works in the area where we have already build our Global  Database.

The selling price of the Scanner is our production price. At AgroCares we make no profit on the sales of the Hardware, only on the connection to our database that produces the report.

We use the data we receive from your smartphone for the following purposes:

-       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 Scanner is a mobile device that provides an analysis within minutes. The Lab-in-a-box provides a complete soil status (Macro and Micro nutrients) in two hours.

To large farmers and service providers we recommend the Scanner for after planting monitoring and the Lab-in-a-box before planting.

To small scale farmers we advise the use of the Scanner both before and after planting.

SoilCares Foundation, every farmer benefits

AgroCares is associated to the SoilCares Foundation. This foundation implements projects where bringing our technology is not enough, and where the impact will be biggest and actually change lives. We believe it is important to make sure small holder farmers in developing countries will also benefit from the AgroCares’ solutions. Read more about the SoilCares foundation