Soil Nutrient Sensor Evaluation

Sensors being buried in the soil

Olds College is gathering independent data on the functionality and accuracy of soil nutrient sensors over a two-year period.

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Soil Nutrient Sensor Evaluation

Sensors being buried in the soil

Olds College is gathering independent data on the functionality and accuracy of soil nutrient sensors over a two-year period. Soil nutrient content is a critical parameter in plant growth and development, ultimately influencing crop yield and quality. Conventional methods of measuring soil nutrient content require sampling and lab analysis. The College is testing in-field soil nutrient sensors and technology — including PRS®, ChrysaLabs, iMETOS MobiLab — with the possibility of adding more sensors in the future.

Funders/Partners: Alberta Innovates, CFI/RCP, ChrysaLabs, METOS by Pessl Instruments, NSERC, PRS®, Teralytics, WD