Carbon Stock
Easy and reliable monitoring of the amount of organic carbon in a field.

We at Bayer are interested in solutions that significantly simplify the process to determine the organic carbon stock in a field. Of course, without sacrificing accuracy.

Combine your know how with our expertise at Bayer in the area of Crop Science and have the chance to win 40.000€.

 

 

   

Certain agricultural practices store carbon in the soil. Current industry accepted technologies that measure soil carbon rely on soil sampling and laboratory testing. We are looking for scalable and soil type independent solutions that provide accurate carbon stock estimates for a field.

The goal of the Contest is to develop and demonstrate solutions which provide an accurate measurement of the soil organic carbon stock (tC/ha) in the top 12 in (30 cm) of soil in a field.

The Opportunity

These solutions will give insight into how soil carbon stock changes over time and quantify that change. They will provide an important tool towards reaching carbon neutrality.

RootScan desktop

 

 

Your solution should:

 

  • Be accurate with respect to the reference values of standard soil sampling and lab analysis.
  • Be scalable, faster, and utilize fewer resources to perform the measurements than the standard method.

 

 

During the finalist event selected teams will demonstrate their prototype consisting of all necessary hardware and software.

 

 

To learn more about the challenge, download the official rules here.

 

   
   

 

ConstellR
ConstellR
 
 
i-SOC
i-SOC
 
 
SoilCastor
SoilCastor
 
 
SoilOptix
SoilOptix
 
 

 

Meet the team