Soil Testing

Linnaeus provides the full range of traditional soil diagnostic testing that identify the type of microbiological communities that are active in soil and give an indication as to the health and management of a particular soil.

Linnaeus also holds the exclusive license to provide Microbe Labs soil analysis testing in New Zealand. This unique service allows measurement of microbial diversity in soils, and the direct relationship that microbial populations have on soil health. The presence and balance of populations of particular species of microbes can directly impact the ability of soil to undertake certain functions imperative to plant growth and health.

This information is invaluable when making treatment and management decisions: applications in nutrient accessibility, cycling and solubilisation, residue breakdown rate, disease and drought resistance, water logging and compaction, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles, and mycorrhizal activity.

Standard Tests

Category Tests
Physical Soil texture, compaction
Chemical Nutrient and trace elements, pH and conductivity, nitrogen wise, phosphorus wise
Biological (bacteria, fungi & mycorrhizae) Microbe wise, VAM wise, glomalin wise, microbial activity test
Compost Compost maturity, microbial activity test