Farmers are continually advised to take a ‘holistic approach’ at improving their soils and growing crops. The question is, how do you quantify a ‘holistic approach’ effectively and economically? Eurofins Agro has developed cutting edge techniques to effectively and economically measure soil health, such as Phospholipid Fatty Acid (PFLA) analysis and Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) analysis. PFLAs are present in the cell membranes of living organisms. Using PFLA analysis, we can determine the quantity and type of living organisms in your soil. We have also developed a system for rapid indirect analysis of soil using NIRS that is able to analyse over 20 soil parameters in 20 seconds. This technology uses machine learning combined with wet chemistry analysis to delivers efficient, economic and reliable added insight.