Soil & Plant Nutrition

A healthy fertile soil cycles organic material and releases nutrients during the plants growing cycle at a time the plant requires it. A soil in a biologically depleted state is unable to do this, the soil, plant and root interaction is less efficient leading to an increase of issues that need outside intervention to manage these symptoms.

One of the most important factors to remember is that soil is not an inert medium and as such sustaining the life force is key to achieving both fertility and productivity. Plants recognize the important role of microbes within their root structures and will provide a substantial part of their energy from all photosynthesis production to feed the microbes as an immediate food source to promote their functions.

Carrying out the correct soil analysis is key to knowing what you are working with on your farm.

Using in field testing equipment we can assess nutrient interactions, crop limitations, nutritional balances, plant health, environmental factors, microbial activity and the makeup and availability of elements to evaluate nutrient needs and plans. This is done through using a range of different pieces of equipment we have including, Refractometers, PH, Nitrate, Potassium, Calcium and Sodium meters, Slurry testing kit, Chlorophyll Meter and a Barium sulphate soil sampling kit. And a Micro biometer to analyze the Fungal: Bacteria ratio of your soil.

fertilisers and trace minerals can be used to increase disease severity, or to reduce or eliminate disease entirely. Many fertilisation practices today are known to increase disease. This knowledge should be foundational for every farmer and agronomist but has largely been forgotten.

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