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Title: Validation of AgroCares scanner, an innovative on-site soil analysis device
Authors: Karampetian, Gregory
Supervisors: Gertsis, Athanasios
Subjects LC: Dissertations, Academic
Soil science
Soils - Analysis
Keywords: Soil scanner
Soil sensor
Soil analysis
Precision agriculture
Near-Infrared spectroscopy
Soil properties
AgroCares soil scanner
Issue Date: May-2022
Publisher: Perrotis College
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Abstract: An experiment was conducted during 2020-2022. The experiment was designed by the dissertation director and included the comparison between soil analyses that were produced by an innovative Soil Near-Infrared Scanner, also known as AgroCares Soil Scanner, and soil analyses from the Greek Soil Laboratories. Additionally, the soil analyses of the AgroCares scanner were also compared with the soil analyses from a sophisticated machine also known as Dumatherm. The results of the study highlighted a low level of correlation and indicated extremely low RSquares for validation studies. Therefore, the AgroCares soil scanner cannot be described as ideal for on-the-go soil analysis. However, apart from the main results the study also includes suggestions regarding the future improvement of the scanner, and most importantly, it highlights the future advantages that similar technologies can offer.
Description: Includes bibliographical references, photos., charts, and appendices.
BSc in Agro-Environmental Systems Management
Length: 64 pages
Type: Dissertation
Publication Status: Not published
Repository: DAPL
Restrictions: All rights reserved
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Language: en
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