Why We Test

Soil Technologies can test your soil to determine the nutrients that are lacking in each area or zone of your field, which is also important to plant growth.

Many people do not realize that different nutrients and micronutrients not only enrich soil and plants, they also serve different functions. For example: calcium improves plant cell structure and aids in soil internal drainage, while magnesium plays a key role in releasing energy active carbon in CO2.  In turn, CO2 regulates soil mineral exchange and releases the minerals as plants need them.

In addition to enriching your soil and increasing your crop yields, information gained from soil testing will help you:

  • Pick plants best suited to your soil’s pH and nutrient levels.
  • Impede the use of harsh chemicals, pesticides/insecticides and nonrenewable resources (and reduce pollution).
  • Apply the same amount of fertilizer throughout your field, which ultimately saves you time and money.
  • Become environmentally responsible.

Nutrients Soil Technologies Inc. Tests for

Maximizing Genetic Potential and Increasing Productivity

Our natural resources that are key to sustainable agriculture and soil testing can help you understand your soil and plan for the future.  It can help you to assess changes in fertility and the influence of the environment on your yields – and it is quick, affordable and necessary.

The four basic components of soil are minerals, organic matter, water and air. Each of these elements interacts to protect and renew soil fertility.  Soil reaches its potential when all four components are simultaneously present.

The combining of natural biological cycles and controls is also key to maximizing crop yields. While climatic conditions are for the most part beyond our control, it is through testing that Soil Technologies can help you to discover which of the four basic components is lacking in your soil, by zone or area.

The following are two examples that show us how important this information can be:

  • Humic acid, an organic matter, is a key natural asset that increases the movement of moisture and air in soil.  It helps the soil to hold water and nutrients. Soil tests can calculate amounts of humus and organic matter in sampled area as well as pH levels, total exchange capacity and nutrient values.
  • Water analysis is also a key component in renewing soil fertility. It dissolves soil solutions and allows soil and plants to access nutrients.