We enable rapid and easy measurement of soil health, for better soil monitoring and food security around the world.
Soils are the basis of life and we need to protect them.
Our soils are a precious limited resource providing us with food, clean water and protection to our climate. The time has come to gather the data allowing us to protect and effectively manage our soil health in the long term.
How to keep our soils healthy and resilient to climate?
We provide you with the first reliable, portable diagnostic device to get this information (soon!).
Measuring Soil Health
The gap in soil health research
A quarter of the total surface of agricultural land is already highly degraded
On the one hand, the long-term soil health gains importance. While on the other hand, there are currently no easy, fast, and reliable ways to assess the effects of soil management on soil health and, in particular, on soil biology.
At Digit Soil we developed a portable, easy-to-use device measuring soil enzyme activity in-situ. This essential parameter is involved in many important soil processes such as nutrients cycling, carbon storage and decomposition of soil pollutants. It is also very sensitive to soil anthropogenic management, which makes it a reliable soil health indicator.
How we fill the gap
Based on soil measurements, we are developing a custom internet platform providing farmers, gardeners, and governmental soil monitoring with recommendations on sustainable soil management tailored to the local conditions.
Does the soil matter to you?
We are interested in cooperation and happy to welcome researchers, companies and farmers interested in testing our products.
We expect our first commercially available product to be ready toward the end of 2022
We are a diverse team with a unique combination of skills from agriculture, chemistry, engineering, and business. We have the knowledge and skills needed to develop a groundbreaking product to help protecting our soils.
Meet the team
Co-founder and CTO of Digit soil.
Biotechnologist, plant molecular biologist and soil scientist with love for Lindy Hop and Blues dance.
Dr. Sonia Meller
Co-founder and CEO of Digit Soil. Microbes loving agricultural scientist ready to defend the future of the soils.
Creative interaction designer, builds products for being used, has already made his own “soil respiration” sensor.
Soil scientist managing Digit Soil's pilot projects, bee-keeper and Brazilian-style dancer.
Dr. Jasmin Fetzer
Electrical engineer dedicated to enlighten start-up's prototypes, and passionate cyclist
Electrical engineer with strong focus on software design.
Coach in Business Innovation, can swim better than dolphins.