Radical Lab, the first component to Precision Planting new line of agronomy tools, the world’s first automated soil laboratory, aims to help make soil testing more efficient.

Product lead Dale Koch  says the lab will help reduce errors and give agronomists more time to focus on the need of the farmer.

"The goal is to take the friction out of the process, to remove the errors that happen because of the human touches in the lab and record keeping process, and to give you more confidence in the recommendations you write for your farmer customers."

Another component, called the GeoPress, pulls soil samples and automatically blends and stores them in ready to use reusable tubes.

Koch says the ten by ten lab will be able to run 300 samples over the course of a day.  It is also the world’s first automated soil laboratory.

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