SOILMETRIX'S DIGITAL TOOLS BOOST CROP PRODUCTIVITY WHILE GUARDING ENVIRONMENT
SoilMetrix helps farmers make key decisions on how to improve the soil to increase productivity while protecting the environment.
When you take a bite into your veggies, have you imagined a farmer using an app to increase crop productivity? Now, farmers can use SoilMetrix, a machine learning SaaS tool that predicts soil nutrients and properties to maximize yields while protecting the environment.
SoilMetrix is a spin off of RTP-based Ag TechInventures, an agricultural technology innovation lab, now headed by CEO Shane Hand and founded by Karen LeVert. SoilMetrix has worked with NC State and Iowa State researchers for a few years now and plans to exit its pilot round and fully launch in 2021.
SOILMETRIX HELPS GROWERS MONITOR FIELD HEALTH AND PRACTICE PRECISION AGRICULTURE
Farmers today use technologies such as GPS-equipped harvesters with crop-yield monitors, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and variable-rate systems to help them practice precision agriculture. Yet many still lack digital high-resolution soil maps to optimize the use of their advanced technologies.
SoilMetrix (formerly Rx Maker), a Durham spinoff from Ag TechInventures (AgTI) presented at the Crop, Animal, and Food Tech Showcase at the Cotton Room in Durham, on April 25th 2018, plans to change that.