Enabling soil carbon at scale.

Measure soil carbon accurately, instantly, and affordably with Yard Stick technologies.

Yard Stick is an in-situ soil carbon & bulk density measurement technology.

Scientists and farmers alike know that climate-friendly agricultural practices have the potential to remove atmospheric GHGs at gigaton/year scale. But significant measurement challenges have held soil carbon back - until now.

Accomplish your soil carbon measurement goals.

Powered by technologies from the world’s top soil researchers including The Soil Health Institute, and supported by leading funders like the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Smartfarm program, Yard Stick brings soil carbon measurement into the 21st century.

Plan, measure, and analyze with confidence.

Technologies for every stage of your project.


Take soil carbon and bulk density measurements instantly and affordably. Yard Stick’s spectral hardware transforms your in-field experience.


Stratify farms and fields instantly and create sample plans with statistical and agronomic rigor. Take the right number of samples in the right places.


Map, track, audit, and share soil carbon data effortlessly and authoritatively. Offer project stakeholders a single source of measurement data truth.

Get early access as a Yard Stick Pilot Partner.

Yard Stick is currently piloting both its spectral measurement device and project data platform. We're providing exclusive early access to a limited number of leading soil carbon organizations, including commercial firms and researchers alike.

Are you measuring soil carbon this year?

If so, we’d love to hear from you. Apply now to be considered for our Pilot Partner program.
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