New Product: Teralytic NPK Soil Probe

Wireless, in-ground probe with soil moisture and NPK sensors is now available

Published online: Jul 17, 2018 New Products
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Soil analytics company Teralytic has released a limited number of its wireless soil probes to be delivered in time for the 2019 planting season. The Teralytic probe contains 26 sensors, including the world's first wireless NPK sensor, and its platform helps growers produce more food with fewer resources by improving soil health in fields. probes are available worldwide and can be pre-ordered now through the Teralytic website.

“The collection of data in real time allows growers to make more informed decisions regarding fertilization and irrigation,” says Meagan Hynes, Teralytic’s vice president of soil science. “I’m also excited about the potential to use fertility and respiration data to evaluate soil health.”

Combining a focus on soil health with artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud technologies, Teralytic aims to reduce inputs and save growers time by diagnosing the soils.

“While drone- and camera-based technologies can find problems as they appear on the plants, Teralytic’s probe warns farmers of changes in the soils before they become problems,” says Teralytic founder and CEO Steven Ridder.

Traditionally, soil testing is a manual and time-intensive process that can take days or weeks. But Teralytic’s sensors continuously check and report on soil quality—24 hours a day, 365 days a year—so growers can take action sooner.

Microclimate sensors measure air temperature, humidity and light. Soil sensors measure soil moisture, salinity, soil temperature, pH and NPK. Gas sensors measure aeration and respiration. Sensors take a snapshot of soil conditions every 15 minutes. Probes connect to a gateway through LoRa wireless technology. The gateway sends data to the cloud via cellular, satellite or a standard internet connection, which can be accessed on any cellular device or desktop computer. Growers can look ahead and gain insights about soil’s fertility on an easy-to-use dashboard.

Contact Teralytic at www.teralytic.com.