Microbe Wise for Soil Forecasta
Microbe Wise for Soil Forecasta measures the living biomass of key microbial groups important for soil health and productivity directly from your sample. Soil microbes are highly dependent on plants. Microbe Wise for Soil Forecasta indicates a likely community of microbes in your soil from samples taken when plants aren’t growing (for example, pre-plant, or during a fallow, etc.). It uses a standardised plant bioassay to allow for plant-microbe interactions during the first few weeks of plant growth. Like Microbe Wise for Soil, it uses molecular (‘DNA type’) technology to analyse the unique cell membrane ‘fingerprint’ of each microbe group essential to important soil processes, such as nutrient release, disease suppression, residue breakdown, and microbial diversity. Results are presented in a way that allows you to easily assess the microbial health of your soil in detail and indicates what that means in practice.
Microbe Wise for Soil Forecasta is specifically designed for soils where plants are not currently being grown (e.g., pre-plant). If plants are currently being grown opt for the non-Forecasta versions of Microbe Wise for Soil.
If your samples are from high organic matter (HOM) or pasture soils you need Microbe Wise for Soil Forecasta for HOM/Pasture Soils. HOM soils are defined here as those with >5% Organic Matter (approximately 3% Total Organic Carbon). If you aren’t certain of the level of Organic Matter in your soil opt for the HOM/Pasture Soils version of Microbe Wise for Soil Forecasta.
Want a sampling kit? Our Sampling Kit – Soils and Solids has everything you need to take your samples for Microbe Wise for Soil Forecasta easily and correctly and get them to the lab in the best condition, including return express freight to the lab. Don’t want a sampling kit? See our Sampling Instructions for how to sample, pack and send your samples to the lab.
- Good value
- Practical indicators
- Makes high grade info easy
- Soils where no plants are growing (e.g., pre-plant)
- Good overview of soil microbial health
- Benchmarking soil microbial status
- Combine with Microbe Activity Wise or Pro for a complete biomass/activity picture