Are you cultivating living soil and interested in knowing more about your soil biology? Get a soil biology test!
I am certified to conduct soil biology evaluations by the Soil Food Web School founded by Dr. Elaine Ingham, the soil microbiologist who is credited with discovering the soil food web. I understand how microbial life works in soil and I'm trained to use a microscope to assess soil biological health.
I use these skills to build healthy and resilient soil from natural inputs at Pott Farms' regenerative hemp farm. Now, I hope to spread this knowledge to enable other growers to cultivate thriving living soil.
Knowing your soil biology helps you know if:
- The right microbial life is present and in the right amounts.
- There are harmful microbial life that indicate problems in your soil.
- You are optimizing the power of nature to provide your plants the best growing conditions.
A soil biology test will tell you:
- Bacteria biomass level
- Fungi biomass level
- Fungi:Bacteria (F:B) ratio
- Protozoa identification and count
- Nematode identification (function, either good or bad) and count
- Whether these results are in the correct range for the crop you want to grow, based on the stage of succession that is best suited for your crop.
- Identification of harmful microbial life that can indicate soil problems
Need a primer on what soil biology is? Check out our blog on living soil here.
Interested in getting your soil tested? Email Robbin at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to order a test, take samples, and submit them for analysis.
The fee is $65 per soil sample.