Introducing Soil in Formation — the world’s first soil data company to use living tissue sensors to measure soil health.

Watch SIF’s 3 minute video about our vision.

Soil data so accurate it’s auditable, and so immediate, that it's actionable.

SIF’s third-party validated in-lab and initial in-field results consistently show accuracy rates not found outside of laboratories.

Better data, and a better data platform.

To complement our new sensor technology SIF is also developing the first Global Contextual Soil Health Data Platform - a dynamic combination of SIF’s primary sensor data with satellite data, massive global historical farm data, and AI-driven programs that can analyze and contextualize that data.

Finally, a way to learn about what’s happening in your soil - and what’s possible.

Scale the #1 way to fight climate change, draw down carbon and mitigate GHG emissions

SIF’s partners include global leaders in human sensors...

Dr. Shalini Prasad, the Director of the Biomedical Microdevices and Nanotechnology Lab at UTD. “By designing affordable sensors that can live in soil at different depths and transmit data for years at a time, this is the first opportunity for large-scale, ongoing monitoring of key soil health parameters.”

SIF’s sensor breakthroughs were developed with the Biomedical Microdevices and Nanotechnology Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas, a world-class leader in developing electrochemical sensors for living systems.

…and global leaders in agricultural data.

Massive data sources from around the world combine with SIF’s live sensor data and SIF’s proprietary software.

SIF’s Global Contextual Soil Data Platform is being developed with Texas A&M, one of the world’s largest agricultural university systems. This massive blend of primary and secondary data, localizable context, and AI should provide insight to enable critical projections and decisions.

SIF’s unique “living tissue” sensors are designed to mine more data and identify greater value from the soil.

Why SIF measures Total Soil Carbon, and not just organic soil carbon.

You can’t learn the whole story with half the information. Which is why SIF’s “living tissue” sensors measure total carbon, organic matter, carbonaceous soil minerals, and even the dynamic between them. Your carbon analysis may be forever changed—for the better.

Real-time versus moment-in-time data.

Ongoing real-time data is the only way to assess how and why soil is behaving—in real time and over time.

SIF’s probes are being developed to stay in the ground reporting for at least two years. Long-term, real-time measurement enables auditable information about how your soil is behaving, and not simply a snapshot of what it looks like when the sample or test was taken.

The critical difference between satellites and SIF sensors.

Satellites are increasingly important in the worlds of soil health and climate change, especially for modeling. But their data are, by definition, superficial. SIF’s direct measurement in-situ sensors will go down a meter in depth, and take ongoing, critical readings at three separate depths within that meter. 

In addition to multi-depth readings our sensors are set to send and receive signals over a broad area, making the collection of soil data significantly more efficient than previous in-situ testing.

Global problems require scalable solutions.

SIF’s model is based on affordability, simplicity, and improved utilization of data

Our sensors are gathering medical-grade, auditable quality data across the critical spectrum of soil measurements, and all of it will be given local, regional and global context by SIF’s Soil Health Data Platform.

With 600+ million farms and 12.5 billion acres of farmland, nothing has the scalability and immediacy to stop climate change and restore food security that restoring soil health does.