Quality is about more than just comparing a soil status predicted with sensor technology (also called dry chemistry) to those obtained with wet chemistry. For example, the process before the soil sample is actually measured is equally important and wet-chemistry has its own challenges that affect the accuracy and precision of the measurement (human factor, work conditions, differences amongst labs…)
At AgroCares, we, therefore, consider that the quality of the results is the sum of four subsequent elements:
The quality aspects cannot be easily summed. It depends on factors such as the variability of the soil, the transport distance, and the quality of the wet-chemistry lab facility, etc that determine the overall quality of the analysis. With dry chemistry, the first three steps outperform traditional wet chemistry methods: the samples are analyzed on the spot and can therefore not be altered, because of its low price, more samples can be collected and analyzed giving a better overview, the results are obtained using mathematical predictions that involve no human factor or reagents giving less room to mistake.