Soil Health Testing
Healthy soil has more organic matter, greater pore space and better water holding capacity.
AgSource's Soil Health Assessment combines the chemical and physical results of traditional soil testing with biological assessments of microbial activity to provide a measure of the quality of the soil.
Higher Score = Healthier Soil
Improving soil health is a long term process that will build up the ability of the soil to sustain crops from season to season and year to year. Increasing organic matter improves structure and nutrient cycling because of greater microbial activity. Improved structure helps to retain plant available water for longer periods between rains. Both of these will benefit crops by mitigating against variability of water and nutrient supply during the growing season. That could impact profits through reduced fertilizer inputs or better growth during hot summer weather.