Reduced microbial activity and limited nutrient availability can result in lackluster harvests. We’ll give you a complete report of our findings and recommend corrective measures.
How much money are we talking? Studies performed by Kastens and Dhuyvetter concluded that a farmer could save $4-5 USD per acre on fertilizer by relying on accurate soil testing reports. And when grain prices are low and profit margins are razor thin, soil testing becomes even more critical.
Here are three of our best-selling, comprehensive soil tests.
The test that covers (almost) everything! We recommend this to everyone from commercial crop producers to home gardeners … anyone who needs to know what’s in their soil! This test measures pH, buffer pH, sum of cations (CEC), base saturation (%), soluble salts, organic matter, nitrate-nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, zinc, iron, manganese and copper.
Another popular option, this test looks for phospholipid fatty acids, or PLFA. Analyzing PLFA gives you critical information about your soil’s microbial populations. Environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture can alter this microbial community. Knowing how these changes occur over time gives our producers the ability to compare various management techniques and how they affect the health of these microbes.
A living soil is an active soil. The Haney Test goes beyond other soil tests and tells you how biologically active or how alive your soil is. Tracking the biological activity of your soil over time tells you the health of your soil and indicates the availability of nutrients in your soil.