Soil Biological Analysis

Our biological soil analysis process begins with assessing samples to determine the microbial populations present, which is specific to your agricultural or horticultural application. We understand that the microbiome balance for different crops vary, for example, the balance for productive pastures is different from that of a citrus orchard or seasonal vegetable production, and even cut flowers. By identifying the specific microbes present, we can create an optimal environment for plant growth. These microbes play an important role in cycling nitrogen and nutrients, creating aeration channels in the soil, and ultimately improving soil fertility.

It is important to note that our soil biological analysis should be undertaken in conjunction with soil chemistry analysis. This initial analysis should be followed by regular monitoring, every 6-12 months, depending on the intensity of production.

We provide a comprehensive report that is tailored to your specific results and requirements. This report not only includes the analysis of the microbial populations and soil chemistry but also recommendations for the inputs that would be most beneficial for your specific crop. This would help in optimizing the productivity and profitability of the farm. Here are the main areas of focus during our soil assessment process:

  • Microbial populations: The analysis will assess the different types of microorganisms present in the soil, including bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. This information can be used to determine the overall health of the soil and identify any imbalances that may be impacting plant growth.
  • Enzyme activity: The analysis will measure the activity of enzymes in the soil, which can indicate the level of microbial activity and the availability of nutrients for plants.
  • Soil respiration: The analysis will measure the amount of carbon dioxide released by the soil, which can indicate the level of microbial activity and the overall health of the soil.
  • pH levels: The analysis will measure the acidity or alkalinity of the soil, which can impact the availability of nutrients for plants and the overall health of the soil.
  • Organic matter content: The analysis will measure the amount of organic matter present in the soil, which can indicate the soil’s fertility and ability to hold moisture and nutrients.
  • Cation exchange capacity (CEC): The analysis will measure the soil’s ability to hold positively charged ions, which can indicate the soil’s fertility and ability to hold nutrients.
  • Nutrient availability: The analysis will measure the availability of key nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are essential for plant growth.
  • Pathogens and pests: The analysis will detect the presence of pathogens and pests that can damage the plants and reduce the crop yield.

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