Soil health - the foundation of agriculture and food systems
Regenerative farming methods, including reduced tillage, cover cropping, and balanced crop nutrition are key to restoring and maintaining soil health. However, digital tools and data from soil analysis are crucial in optimizing nutrient use efficiency - an essential aspect for the transition to sustainable, nature-positive agriculture. With over 45 years' experience in research and commercial analytical services, Yara’s Analytical Services analyzes samples from all over the world, equipping farmers with precise scientific assessments and enabling tailored management practices.
Analyzing soil for sustainable farming practices
Soil analysis is the basis for nutrient management planning and the adoption of nature-positive farm practices.
Yara's advanced soil analysis helps monitor soil, identify crucial indicators of soil health and enable accurate, timely, cost-effective and environmentally responsible fertilizer programs. These analyses empower farmers with indispensable information, facilitating their decision-making in crop nutrition and soil management strategies. Additionally, the data helps farmers to identify potential issues, thus preventing soil degradation and costly corrective measures.
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Yara's Soil Health Assessment isn't just about analyzing soil; it's about empowering farmers to make informed decisions that cultivate healthier soils and support regenerative farming, sustainably, for generations to come.
Yara's Soil Health Assessment measures all 3 pillars of soil - chemical, physical and biological
Cation exchange capacity
Soil laser texture
Soil texture classification
Soil organic matter
Soil Health Score
The results from the Soil Health Assessment include an overall Soil Health Score to allow for easier comparison between samples and identification of areas requiring attention.
The assessment seamlessly integrates into existing soil sampling practices and can be linked to Field ID, enabling data mapping and progress tracking.
Interpretation provided allows users to audit soil health across farms, identify fields requiring, or likely to respond to, specific actions and measure the response practices aligned with regenerative agriculture.
Accessible analysis reports
Yara’s assessment reports are delivered via email upon completion at our laboratories. Reports are available in various formats which are compatible with agronomic software. Additionally, access to past reports and further interpretation details are available via the secure Megalab Portal at any time.
Farmers can then leverage the data to make evidence-based decisions and implement tailored soil management practices. This approach helps restore soil health and enhance biodiversity, while protecting the environment.