University: Sensor Samples More Accurately

Dutch Wageningen University Uses Gamma-Ray Sensor to Reduce Risk of False Sampling

How do you increase the accuracy of taking samples in the field? Dutch Wageningen University & Research uses Medusa’s gamma-ray spectrometer to more accurately define its sample locations and thus reducing the risk of false sampling.

Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) normally uses soil maps and data from BRO/BIS, but to sample heavy-loamy soils more accurately, the university tested Medusa’s sensing technology.

The tillage layer has been measured completely with Medusa’s gamma-ray spectrometer which led to the relocation of sampling points. “The use of the sensor has reduced the risk of ‘failures’in the field”, says a University representative. “A very good result and a useful application of sensor technology.”

Read the complete story about the use of gamma-ray spectrometers when taking soil samples.

Sensor on Quad in Dutch Flevopolder

Medusa gamma-ray spectrometer on a quad in the Dutch Flevopolder.