Soil and Compost Analysis
Discover what Soil Food Web organisms are living in your soils.
Many of our agricultural practices degrade the quality of our soils. With the help of microbiology, these soils can once again team with life. This process begins with an understanding of your starting point, by ordering a Soil Food Web test.
ABOUT THE SOIL FOOD WEB
Within a productive soil, lives an array of microbiology that can only be seen using a high powered microscope. Including bacteria, filamentous organisms (actinobacteria and fungi), protozoa (flagellates, ciliates, and amoeba), nematodes and micro-arthropods.
The benefits of a robust soil food web include:
Higher crop productivity
Increased water infiltration
Reduced need for irrigation
Reduced need for inputs
Reduced pest and disease pressure
To get started, all you'll need is:
An area to sample
Apple corer or similar tool
A few snack bags
Send us your samples, and you'll get back an assessment, including number or biomass calculations for each organism type, including a Fungal to Bacterial Ratio.