What we do
Healthy Soil Grows Healthy Plants
Soil Bio Analysis provides microscopic evaluation of your soil to give an insight of the existing soil food web in your sample, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Why do we need to know about the biology in our soil?
A balanced soil food web is a key to grow healthy plants. The soil food web takes care of the nutrient cycling, builds the structure and aggregates in the soil and therefore improves the water retention capacity and prevents erosions. Furthermore, it promotes in more than one way the plants' defence against pest and diseases.
The soil biology analysis includes bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematode counts.
The counts of the beneficial bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes tell whether there is sufficient active microbes present to perform the nutrient cycling to support healthy plant growth.
The biomass ratio of fungi:bacteria is also an important factor to look at to determine whether the biology is suitable to grow the desired plants. For example, a higher fungi:bacteria ratio is recommended for orchards than for market gardens.
The assessment of the morphology gives information about the presence of potentially detrimental organisms for the plants such as root-feeder nematodes or disease-causing fungi.
Furthermore, the types of the microbes observed in the sample tell about the soil conditions e.g. restricted air flow due to water logged and/or compacted layer.