Henri Hekman explains how we use NIR technology for soil analysis

Henri Hekman, CEO and president of SoilCares (now part of AgroCares), explained how SoilCares and AgroCares are bringing MEMS near infrared (NIR) devices into the hands of farmers during the MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress.

MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC) was held on November 1-2 in San Jose, California. The event challenged industry executives to see beyond traditional dividing lines of human-machine interaction.

SoilCares CEO, Henri Hekman, presented SoilCares solutions during the congress and explained how our company is using MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) near infrared (NIR) devices to scan soil samples, provide farmers with practical soil information and improve agricultural productivity. Henri Hekman: “To feed a surging global population, we cannot increase arable land so we must increase agricultural productivity. The place to start is in the soil.”

Source: SEMI | MEMS & Sensors Industry Group

Soil plays an important role in several of these goals: