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Meijer Potato installs Soil Scout sensors

In a first for Soil Scout in the UK, the company reports that Meijer Potato have recently installed Soil Scout sensors in various key locations around the country. According to a news story by the Head of Creative Content at Soil Scout, James Baylis, this is the first growing season that Meijer will be monitoring underground soil conditions in their fields and Soil Scout is extremely proud that they have chosen the Soil Scout solution to provide this highly beneficial data.

Max Tarneberg

Max Tarneberg, International Product Manager for Meijer Potato said: “I found out about the Soil Scout solution when I searched the internet for wireless soil sensors. We have installed Scout sensors into our fields so we can learn a little bit more about how soil moisture and salinity and temperature can affect the quality of our overall product. We understand that it will have an effect but we have never been able to record exactly how much these conditions exist in the field and measure them properly.

“There’s an added benefit being able to take the measurements remotely which saves us on travel which is good for employee safety and our climate targets.”

Jim Coley, Agricultural Sales Executive for Soil Scout commented: “We are really pleased that we have completed this recent installation for Meijer Potato. Soil Scout was very proudly founded by a 19th generation farmer in Finland and having had so much success in the sports turf and golf course maintenance sector it is great to see the company taking large strides forward in the agricultural industry too.

“It’s a real coup for Soil Scout to be working with Meijer Potato, they are one of the leading potato seed breeders in Europe and we are really looking forward to developing a strong relationship with them moving forward.”

Soil Scout’s VP of International Sales, Adam Sedgwick added: “This installation has come at a fantastic time for the company. We are talking to lots of farmers and growers throughout Europe and we are really excited to see how our data helps Meijer Potato achieve their growing objectives this season.”

With a combined 40 plus years of experience working in the agriculture industry Soil Scout’s Adam Sedgwick and Jim Coley are extremely well-informed to answer all of your underground soil monitoring questions.

Both Soil Scout specialists will be available to chat with you face-to-face at the forthcoming Cereals event on Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire. Please call by and meet the team on stand number 151 where you will be able to see for yourself the Scout sensors generating ‘live’ data and you can also take advantage of some fantastic and exclusive show sale offers.  

Source: Soil Scout
Related: Put Your Fields Online – read more about how wireless soil moisture sensors can benefit agriculture.
Meijer Potato has been in the potato business since 1920 and is currently active in 60 countries. They focus on breeding and marketing and using innovations they are able to develop even better varieties to market more rapidly, thus making the potato chain more sustainable and improved. They are committed to helping growers, customers, processors and all stakeholders.

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