A Family History of Soil Testing
The SoilKit story begins more than a century ago, when our partner, the Woerner Family, ﬁrst began farming US soils.
The family knew from the start that understanding the composition of their soil was the best and surest path to success. They have been testing their soils for decades because they recognize this is the only way to know precisely what amendments the soil needs for optimal crop growth.
As the years went by and the Woerner operation grew to become one of the largest producers of sod in the nation, the rest of the industry adopted this science-driven approach.
In fact, the US Department of Agriculture today recommends that homeowners test their lawns or gardens at least once a year‚—not only to improve outcomes but also to protect our environment from the overapplication of certain fertilizers.
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How Soil Kit Got Created.
Our founder, Christina McInnis, grew up on the Woerner family farm. At an early age, she would accompany her grandmother to the family’s garden centers, where she saw ﬁrsthand how homeowners were unhappy with their lawns and gardens.
As Christina grew up, she started working in the stores herself and was surprised to see that most customers had never learned the lesson her family had practiced for decades—the vital importance of soil testing.
But when Christina walked customers through the complex process of getting a soil test done by their local extension oﬃce, she began to understand the problem. Truly scientiﬁc soil testing was laborious. Complicated. And time-consuming. Although it was one of the keys to the success of her family’s now-massive agricultural operation, it was just too much for the average homeowner to take on.
Christina realized that something had to be done. And voila! SoilKit was born.
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About AgriTech Corp.
AgriTech Corp. is a software company based in Foley, AL. The company’s ﬂagship product, SoilKit, oﬀers consumers, landscapers, and other organizations a technology platform that automates the entire soil testing process. SoilKit facilitates fast and easy soil collection and kit registration using an easy-to-use mobile application with satellite technology and scanning tools. Lab results are available within 48 hours of receipt and afer being processed through the company’s proprietary algorithm are delivered digitally with actionable and easily understood soil amendment recommendations. AgriTech sells its products directly to consumers through its website and on Amazon and also through hundreds of garden centers via a large network of distributors. The technology helps improve outcomes for homeowners with lawns and gardens, food plot managers, and hobby farmers while protecting the environment from the overapplication of fertilizer. Along the way, the company is gathering highly valuable data on global soils that it can share with its retailer partners and researchers around the world.