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N-Sense LLC
Profile last edited on: 2/11/2022

Soil nitrate sensor system for real-time variable rate nitrogen management
Year Founded
2017
First SBIR Year
2019
Latest SBIR Award
2019
Program Status
Active

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Location Information

4204 Arizona Circle
Ames, IA 50014
   (515) 291-0142
   N/A
   www.n-sense.us
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   04
County:   Story

Public Profile

N-Sense is organized around use of a new, robust solid-state, mid-infrared spectrometer mounted on a fertilizer applicator as a sensor continuously measuring soil nitrate levels and using that information to modulate side-dress N Fertilizer application rates in real-time as the fertilizer applicator moves through a field. Typically, farmers are applying a uniform (average) rate of N fertilizer across their fields though the supply of N already in the soil varies substantially across the field. N-Sense technology will allow farmers to put N fertilizer only where it is needed - not where it is not needed. The benefits to the farmer of this change are twofold: (1) increased crop yields and (2) substantial savings in N fertilizer costs (10- 50% depending on soil, climate, and management). An important added benefit of use of the technology is a significant reduction in nitrate runoff from fields to surface and ground water - reducing nitrate pollution of water resources while also lowering the risk of fertilizer being regulated by Clean Water Act

Extent of SBIR involvement

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Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition

Employee Range
1-4
Revenue Range
Less than .5M
VC funded?
Yes
Public/Private
Privately Held
Stock Info
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IP Holdings
N/A

Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount Project Title
2019 1 NSF $225,000
Field Mobile Soil Nitrate Sensor for Precision Fertilizer Management

Key People / Management

  David Laird -- Co-founder and President

  Natalia Rogovska -- Co-Founder and CEO

  Thomas Chiou -- Co-founder and CSO

  Stephen Ringlee -- Co-Founde

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