Microbe Wise for Soil
Microbe Wise for Soil measures the living biomass of key microbial groups important for soil health and productivity, directly from your sample. It uses molecular (‘DNA type’) technology to analyse the unique cell membrane ‘fingerprint’ of each microbe group to identify and quantify well-known microbial groups essential to important soil processes, such as nutrient release, disease suppression and residue breakdown. The Microbe Wise method allows for some unique features, such as a measure of microbial diversity, a valuable indicator of soil system resilience. 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.
If your samples are from high organic matter (HOM) or pasture soils you need Microbe Wise for Soil 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. If plants are not currently being grown (e.g., pre-plant) opt for the Forecasta versions of Microbe Wise for Soil.
Want a sampling kit? Our Sampling Kit – Soils and Solids has everything you need to take your samples for Microbe Wise for Soil 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
- Good overview of soil microbial health
- Benchmarking soil microbial status
- Combine with Microbe Activity Wise or Pro for a complete biomass/activity picture