Soil Essentials – with Sampling Kit
Soil Essentials is an economy package that gives information on the biomasses of key microbial groups and their overall potential activity. These two types of information complement each other – the biomasses of the key microbes tell you the status of groups important for important soil processes, such as residue breakdown, nutrient cycling and soil structure maintenance, while their potential activity indicates their overall level of activity and performance under ideal conditions. If you want a package that covers the essentials at a budget price, Soil Essentials is for you.
If your samples are from high organic matter (HOM) or pasture soils you need Soil Essentials 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 Soil Essentials.
Soil Essentials specifically designed for soils where plants are currently being grown. If plants are not currently being grown (e.g., pre-plant) opt for the Forecasta versions of Soil Essentials.
Comes with a Sampling Kit – Soils and Solids that includes everything you need to take your samples the right way and get them to the lab in the best condition, including return express freight to the lab.
- Good value*
- Essentials at a budget price
- Covers key microbial groups and potential activity
- A broad picture of key microbial groups and their overall potential activity
- Indicating the rate of important soil processes
- Benchmarking soil microbial status
- Microbe Activity Wise
- Microbe Wise for Soil
*Compared to other Microbe Labs tests