What We Do
We make visible the life in your soils.
Combining big-data and biosensoring techniques, we analyse and map microbial components of soils, locally and large-scale. In collaboration with farmers, this helps us to:
Detect pathogens early
> preventing and mitigating the loss of crops
Manage farming the smart way
> decreasing cost in agrochemicals and animal antibiotics
Develop new biostimulants
> increasing crop yields and soil health
In the long term, we will have more living soils, healthier food, and happier people.
Our soils can be analysed from 3 perspectives: physical, chemical, and biological. We focus on the last of these, the living beings inside our soils, which have a strong influence on both the physical and chemical composition of soil. This is called the soil microbiome.
We offer a detailed DNA-analysis of soils, no matter the scale. Our soil analysis starts with an in-depth discussion about needs and use of our clients and allows us to take exactly the samples we need to draw a picture of a soil’s status. Based on the extracted data, we can then both valorize the current status as well as consult on how to improve your soil’s health even more.
Spatial Distribution of patterns are a passion of ours: They can tell us a lot about the biological health of an area. If applied on a large scale, mapping of soil microbiome data allows to draw long-term conclusions of land use history and interconnections between ecosystems. This is an important factor to predict future stability, fertility, and development of the land.
Soil Mapping can be useful at a local scale as it allows to discover potentially over- or underused small-scale areas (example: one farmer, for his farm).
It is particularly useful if applied at a larger scale, since ecosystem borders do not follow human intentions and reach well beyond individual farms (example: a regional or national government, for it’s land use strategy)
We are what we eat - liturally. The synthethic pestizides and fertilizers used in our mass-production agriculture are not only supplying precious nutrients to the plants which later become our food, but they also change the soil-composition of our farmers’ fields (and reaching much further) on a large scale. A lot of these effects are very negative beyond the chemical composition of the soil.
By putting microbes and fungi to work, we have developed a natural and circular process which allows farmers to transfer their agricultural waste into natural, high-quality fertilizer.