Understanding soil biology can help growers increase organic production and improve the quality of their crops. Our workshops, soil health consultations, and soil biology testing services help large and small growers understand basic principles that allow them to put billions of soil microbes to work tending their crops, providing plants with nutrients, and defending them from pests and disease.
SOIL HEALTH CONSULTATIONS
Large and small farmers, landscape managers, victory gardeners and other growers who want to maximize yields, improve crop nutrition, and reduce input costs are learning that soil biology, including the diverse microbial life that keeps air, water, and nutrients moving through the soil, plays a critical role in sustainable agriculture. Through individual consultations, we can help growers identify management strategies that increase the diversity and abundance of soil microbes to help soil retain more water and nutrients, often increasing crop quality and yields while reducing problems with pests and disease.
SOIL BIOLOGY TESTING
We offer qualitative testing of soil microbial diversity and density. We can also answer basic questions about quantitative analyses available from soil laboratories.
SOIL HEALTH and MICROBIAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOPS OR WEBINARS
Our microbial analysis workshops show growers how to monitor their own soil vitality by examining the diversity and density, or abundance, of microbes in soil or compost samples. These workshops are recommended for growers who wish to maximize production while minimizing or eliminating the use of chemical inputs.