Soil Resource Analysis

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:

done_all  Addresses compliance Issues

done_all  Saves money

done_all  Increases production

done_all Increases animal and crop health and vitality

done_all  Increases net profit

done_all  Enhances moisture holding capacity and drought tolerance 

done_all  Minimises nutrient losses to the environment

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