EMBRAPA Develops ‘Soil Blood Test’ That Promises to Revolutionize Soil Testing

The bioanalysis is 100 percent domestic technology and is capable of assessing the soil's quality of life. The technique is the result of 30 years of research.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the challenges of agriculture is to assess the quality of the soil beyond its physical and chemical features. However, a breakthrough may provide further information to rural producers.

After 30 years of studies, researchers from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) developed a test capable of analyzing further information on the land, to determine its health condition.

The biological analysis of the land, a test that measures the soil's level of life, is a breakthrough that can offer great advantages to farmers. It works as a "blood test" of the soil. The technology . . .

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