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Popular faqs

What documents do I need to send in a sample?

Please contact the closest Eurofins Agro lab when sending samples from outside of the EU. 

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Where can I find an explanation for my reports?

If you have any questions regarding your results or report, please contact the executive lab. 

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What is new in Soil Carbon Check?

Soil Carbon Check is a soil test that provides unique insight into the actual amount of CO2 stored in the soil, and the development of CO2 capture over time. Soil Carbon Check is based on an organic matter determination with NIRS. Soil Carbon Check adds depth to the existing C-determination on Fertilizer Manager.

The report of Soil Carbon Check is supported by the Carbon Calculator. This handy calculator makes it possible to determine the effect on carbon capture of a crop, green manure crop or animal manure or compost. The advice that follows makes possible to optimize the carbon management for the own situation.

More information

Empower Innovations in Routine Soil Testing. Reijneveld, J.A. et al. Agronomy 2022, 12, 191. https://doi.org/10.3390

Why should you perform Soil Carbon Check annually?

When the Soil Carbon Check is performed yearly, significance can be proofed much sooner.  Moreover, many chain partners demand recent carbon data.

The build-up of organic matter in the soil takes time and requires continuous attention of the farmer/grower. Soil management and mineralization by soil life have great effect on carbon capture. Especially climatic conditions, temperature and precipitation, are important here. Annual monitoring provides insight into the actual state of the soil; measuring and re-measuring the soil carbon status should (hopefully) lead to a significant increase in CO2 storage. When the Soil Carbon Check analysis is not performed yearly, significance can not be proofed. Moreover, chain partners in the agri-food sector ask for up-to-date figures on the condition of the soil. Only on the basis of up-to-date data is it possible to prove and claim sustainable land use.