Food – Crops and Soils

For decades, scientists have used high-resolution reflectance spectra of minerals and soils to determine soil mineralogy and to assess soil physical properties.

The ASD FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res near infra-red (NIR) spectrometer has coupled remote sensing data, geo-referenced ground surveys and new spatial statistical methods resulting in improved capability for large area soil assessments.

Rapid spectroscopic soil analysis breaks the bottleneck of sample collection and lab testing and permits the assessment of soil quality on a large number of representative samples covering expansive geographic areas.

The spectral library approach allows calibrations based on small numbers of selected samples to be applied to the rapid analysis of thousands of samples. These studies overlap into many practical applications including environmental applications, agriculture, hydrology, and soil fertility assessment.

Other related applications include the analysis of plant tissue to assess such things as water and nutrient status, soil nutrient calibrations and plant biochemical analysis.

In addition to analysis of photosynthetic biomass, these methods have also been applied to rapid analysis of seed nutrient properties for crops such as corn, wheat, rice, soybeans and canola.

The ASD FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res NIR spectrometer offers a wide range of configuration options for both contact measurements (such as leaves or in a soil profile pit) and stand-off measurements (such as those needed to measure canopy reflectance).

Food - Crops and Soils Products

VITRIOX Fusion Machine

The fusion technology is used to prepare samples to be analyzed with an X-ray fluorescence instrument. It is also used to improve precision over pressed powder technology. Electrical Fusion Machine:  Fully automatic cold to cold operation for 1, 2, 4 or 6 samples; 1 sample at a time  Highest precision (ISO 29581-2 "expert performance") for all kinds of … read more.

D & P Instruments FTIR

D&P Instruments are a  global leader supplying portable and compact FT-IR spectrometers for field and industrial use through innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness. TurboFT Progeny™ is the world’s first completely handheld Raman analyzer designed to seamlessly integrate into any work environment for Raw Material Identification of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmetic ingredient. Verification of trial materials, chemicals, solvents … read more.

Fluxana Standard and Preparation

Fluxana deliver all types of accessories, such as cups, foils, chemicals and calibration standards, to the users of XRF. Additionally we offer a wide range of sample preparation equipment including fusion equipment, mills and presses.           Standards XRF analytical instruments require certified reference materials to establish a calibration curve ensuring the analysis of inorganic compositions of a substance … read more.

Headwall Hyperspectral

Headwall's hyperspectral sensors are based on an all-reflective concentric technology using aberration-corrected gratings. Very high SNR, outstanding photometric accuracy, and exceptionally low stray light are key benefits of this technical approach. Robustness is achieved thanks to a design that uses no moving parts and diffraction gratings that are temperature insensitive. Headwall is the only hyperspectral instrument … read more.


High Performance NIR Spectroradiometers and Spectrometers  ASD Inc., a PANalytical company is recognized worldwide for providing high performance analytical instrumentation solutions to industrial and scientific markets. The ASD Inc. team solves real-world natural resource materials measurement problems.ASD Inc. was founded in 1990 and continues to design, manufacture, and sell sophisticated Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy instruments, solutions and applications expertise … read more.

Niton XRF

Get lab-quality results with user-friendly portable  analyzers — anywhere, anytime, under any condition.   Precious Metals     Scrap    PMI     NDT Exploration     Mining     Environmental RoHS     Waste Sorting     Hazmat   Thermo Scientific™ portable analytical instruments deliver instant, actionable data for quick decision making in critical situations. Combining sophisticated technologies and an incredibly easy-to-use interface, our portable analyzers provide rapid, reliable chemical identification … read more.

Nano HyperSpec

A completely integrated lightweight VNIR hyperspectral Sensor for small UAV applications that includes on-board data-processing/storage and GPS/IMU. today’s UAVs are exceptionally small and light and they demand payloads to match. Headwall’s new Nano-Hyperspec® is a completely integrated hyperspectral sensor that is designed for the VNIR (400-1000nm) spectral range. A key advantage of Nano- Hyperspec is that it also includes on-board data … read more.