Department of Agroecology

Near infrared spectroscopy in soil science

The course is designed to provide an in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of visible near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and its application to soil science. The objectives of the course are to develop the participants’ ability to use NIRS sensors and provide the basic skills to analyse soil spectra. The overall goal is to show the possibilities of NIRS and contribute to innovative soil analysis that can provide fast and accurate estimates of soil properties illustrating the potential alternative to current traditional wet chemistry analysis. This novel spectroscopic approach to analysing soils can generate high quality and cheap soil data which can serve as input to precision agriculture, soil health monitoring, soil management, and environmental protection tasks.


Course fee is € 600 or DKK 4,500. At the course homepage you can see what is included in the course fee. 


Course responsible is Maria Knadel, Department of Agroecology.

Department of Agroecology - Blichers Allé 20 - 8830 - Tjele - 87150000 -