Your Personalised Soil Management Programme Starts Here!

The objective of getting the highest production of quality products can only come from healthy soils.

We believe for an effective fertiliser programme we need to know what we’re starting with, farm/orchard specific data and an objective.
What do you want to achieve?

Basic

Best Suited to Lifestyle Blocks and Small Farms

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Self Guided Soil Fertility Programme

  • DIY Soil testing tools, instructions and protocols

Soil Resource Analysis:

  • Base-line soil mineral testing
  • Total soil nutrient reserves
  • Available soil-plant nutrients

Soil Test Review:

  • Personalised analysis and recording of your soil test results to keep

Soil Fertility Remedy

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Standard

Best Suited to Orchards, Medium to Large Farms: 50-100ha+

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Guided Soil Fertility & Management Programme

  • Farm/orchard visit and site assessment with one of our agents

Soil Resource Analysis:

  • Base-line soil mineral testing
  • Total soil nutrient reserves
  • Available soil-plant nutrients

Soil Test Review:

  • With one of our code-cracking agents

Soil Fertility Remedy & Management Support

Trouble shooting:

  • Farm signal diagnosis
  • Limiting factors & hidden benefits

Farm Electrical Energy Monitoring
& Management

Measuring, Monitoring & Compilation:

  • Soil nitrogen
  • Soil carbon
  • Plant-soil function





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Outstanding

Best Suited to Orchards, Medium to Large Farms: 50-100ha+

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Guided Soil Fertility & Management Programme

  • Farm/orchard visit and site assessment with one of our agents

Soil Resource Analysis:

  • Base-line soil mineral testing
  • Total soil nutrient reserves
  • Available soil-plant nutrients

Soil Test Review:

  • With one of our code-cracking agents

Soil Fertility Remedy & Management Support

Trouble shooting:

  • Farm signal diagnosis
  • Limiting factors & hidden benefits

Farm Electrical Energy Monitoring
& Management

Measuring, Monitoring & Compilation:

  • Soil nitrogen
  • Soil carbon
  • Plant-soil function
  • Water testing and analysis
  • Milk data analysis (if applicable)

Farm Environment Plan & Nutrient Budget


All Ecofarm's clients benefit from our unique soil testing protocols

Ecofarm’s unique soil testing specifications are used to put in place cost-effective solutions to enable effective utilisation of your existing nutrient reserves.  

This is an ongoing process because as soils get deeper, you are effectively increasing the productive area of your farm.

Comparing the information obtained in these three steps allows us to accurately assess if mineral applications are required and allows us to prescribe a farm specific fertiliser blend to meet your objectives.

  1. Base line soil testing: This is important because it provides a starting point that allows for the measurement of progress created by introduced environmental management and strategies. The most relevant baseline data includes the mineral composition of the soil, the effectiveness of the plant nutrient cycle and the soil organic carbon content.
  2. Measurement of the TOTAL amount of nutrients held in your soil:
    This is an aggressive extraction that extracts the nutrients held in your soil sample, much like a mining assay. Most farmers are unaware of the financial value of the nutrients held in their soils that are not reported in basic soil tests.

  3. Measurement of the AVAILABLE nutrient: This is carried out using an extractant that replicates the natural conditions in the soil that facilitate the mobilisation of nutrients to plant availability.

These three steps lead to a cost-effective soil fertility programme that:

 Addresses compliance Issues

 Saves money

 Increases production

 Increases animal and crop health and vitality

 Increases net profit 

 Enhances moisture holding capacity and drought tolerance

 Minimises nutrient losses to the environment



Be more Outstanding in your field

We believe that the correct role of any farm environmental plan is to confirm that maximum production is being obtained without causing environmental damage.

The reality is, a comprehensive fertiliser and management programme based on empirical data, reported from testing samples that are farm specific, gives the information required to cross reference with environmental programmes, nutrient budgets, carbon emissions, carbon accumulation and soil fertility requirements. 

We believe that only data derived from soil testing samples that are collected from the farm accurately represent that farm's negative or positive influence on the environment.

We believe that only data derived from soil testing samples that are collected from the farm accurately represent that farm's negative or positive influence on the environment. 

It is critical to know what is really happening on your farm, so only the test results from soil and groundwater runoff samples collected from your farm should be included in any farm environment document. If issues are identified by testing in this manner, they can be remedied with fertiliser and management changes.

The information produced from our testing protocols can include total held soil nutrients, available soil nutrients, soil organic carbon testing and groundwater runoff testing. When incorporated into our farm mapping tool, these results can create cost-effective farm environment plans and nutrient budgets.

These plans meet all the requirements of any regulatory authority farm environment plan and / or nutrient budget, and they are truly farm specific.This information is not based on modelling and is specific to the farm. 

This is reported on our nutrient budget format and is accepted by auditors at dairy shed inspections.

Our farm specific testing is showing that healthy soils with good soil organic carbon levels lead to clean water.

With this, you have the confidence that the data you’re utilising pertains to your property and any decisions made are based on extensive knowledge of what’s actually going on in your soil and its productive capacity.

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