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Precision Planting is launching a new suite of agronomic tools

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Precision Planting is launching a new suite of agronomic tools

A crop consultant loads geotubes into the Radicle lab. Photo by Precision Planting

Precision Planting has released a new suite of agronomic tools designed to make soil testing more efficient.

Product Leader Dale Koch says Brownfield Radicle Agronomics is starting with the Radicle Lab, the world’s first automated soil lab.

Photo Radicle Lab by Precision Planting

“It is a relatively large capacity laboratory. During a day, you can run 300 samples. The target customer here is the professional agronomist. The lab will fit into a 10 by 10 space in an agronomist’s workshop.”

He says another component called GeoPress can be mounted on any field-ready vehicle and automatically mixes and stores soil samples in reusable containers with RFID tags linked to cloud-based software.

GeoPress Photo by Precision Planting

“At the push of a button, the sample is loaded and compressed into a tube, linked to the location associated with the RFID tag, the cap is put on, and the tube is ready to be taken back with you to the Radicle Lab.”

Koch says the goal of Radicle Agronomics is to simplify soil testing by eliminating manual record keeping and bag handling, giving agronomists more time to focus on farmers’ needs. He says reducing human error in the soil sampling process will provide customers with more accurate data.



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