Redox Bio-Nutrients has partnered with Canadian company ChrysaLabs and their real-time soil analysis technology. ChrysaLabs has developed a portable AI-based soil health probe that measures 37 soil nutrients and characteristics in real time for producers and agronomists, replacing the need to wait for traditional lab analysis.
Redox (Burley, Idaho, United States) recently incorporated a fleet of ChrysaLabs Probes in their soil testing. The faster soil analysis is to help growers get a jump on taking the needed steps to having healthy, productive fields and orchards.
The ChrysLab Probe measures N, K, P, pH, Moisture, OM, CEC, and micro nutrients. It sends the data to the online management platform. Georeference allows for instant creation of fertilisation maps. The analysis depth is adjustable.
“This exciting technology brings, in essence, lab-level analysis to the field,” said Gifford Gillette, Redox Bio-Nutrients Lead Researcher. “Analyzing soil in 30 seconds instead of the current standard of three days provides tremendous value by saving time and expense over the traditional approach.”
Reducing the timing of soil analysis to a small fraction of traditional tests should provide widespread benefits for growers in their efforts to boost sustainability, says Redox. “For example, a spectrometer is estimated to reduce Greenhouse Gases by more than 100 tons of carbon dioxide per year, which scientists say contribute greatly to climate change.”