About Crop Health Labs
Plant Sap Analysis was developed in the Netherlands in 2002 by NovaCropControl and Crop Health Labs is the North American supplier of the technology. For more than 10 years, Plant Sap Analysis has provided growers with unique nutrient data measuring 21 nutrient parameters for testing that enables a grower to forecast periods of nutrient deficiency. The tool improves efficiency and production and is available to farmers, crop advisors, input providers and agriculture researchers. Crop Health Labs’ proprietary Plant Sap Analysis is the industry’s most comprehensive sap analysis report available conducted in a lab setting.
Our mission is to remove barriers to nutrient success and empower growers with data. We are developing a sap analysis laboratory in the US to increase accessibility to emerging crop management technologies.
Philippe van den Bossche
Owner of CHL
Philippe van den Bossche is chairman and owner of CHL, a leading crop nutrition consulting company located in Bellville, Ohio. An impact entrepreneur and investor, Philippe has dedicated his career to the issue of global food security.
Philippe seeks to positively impact the quantity, quality and nutrient density of food grown worldwide. Through his world travels and work in international development, he has cultivated a deep understanding of the political, social, environmental and financial issues that affect agricultural practices, and how they impact human health and wellbeing on a global scale. His goal is to attract like-minded partners, customers, vendors and employees in order to build CHL into a prominent player in the sustainable agriculture, nutrition and food security arena.
Over the past two decades, Philippe has worked with a number of for-profit and nonprofit charitable and humanitarian projects. The nonprofits were aligned with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. His involvement has put him in direct contact with farmers, agronomists, government agencies, and government and private-sector leaders on issues of food security. In addition, Philippe has worked with prominent food security advocates and experts including Dr. Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute and Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, as well as with major celebrities.
Philippe sits on the board of several for-profit and charitable organizations in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, and is an active advisor to their leadership.
Monitoring a crop with sap analysis identifies indicators of nutrient crises before they occur, four to six weeks before tissue analysis. This data allows for proactive, prescriptive, nutritional supplementation.
Results are bolstered yields and no wasted inputs.
Analysis equips growers with time to address nutrient problems before manifest as compromised vitality or yields. It is a powerful tool to manage and adjust fertility strategies quickly and precisely, as it captures the exact nutrient uptake before metabolism in plant processes.
CHL is driving a paradigm shift in production agriculture, establishing crop health as the nucleus of the global food matrix. Using our established metrics for food quality, food production will begin to be evaluated on scales of disease resistance, vitality, immunity, and percentage of genetic potential. Empowering growers in all regions with our comprehensive nutrient management strategies and diagnostics, producers will apply less inputs, in a more exacting manner, and gain maximum profit for higher quality product.
As the industry leader in plant health diagnostics, Crop Health Labs is dedicated to enriching the global food matrix with nutritional integrity. We believe that the ultimate measure of success in agricultural production systems is the creation of food that enhances the health, immunity, and vitality of its consumers. Verifying food quality with our comprehensive data, we enhance both the world’s supply of nutritious food and our growers’ profitability.