Linnaeus Soil Testing
Soil

"Understanding the vast kingdom
beneath our feet is the first step
in building healthy, carbon-rich
soil and healing landscapes."

 

BIOLOGICAL

(BACTERIA, FUNGI & MYCORRHIZAE)

The Microbe Wise test can identify and quantify the biomass of 10 different groups of microbes in a soil or compost sample and provides detailed information that can help manage the microbiology of the soil to increase the microbial health and productivity in the soil or compost. Microbe Wise uses molecular markers unique to each different species of microbe to accurately measure what and how many microbes there are in the soil.

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STANDARD TESTS
COMPOST MATURITY

Like almost all living creatures, microbes produce carbon dioxide (CO2) as part of their normal activity. By measuring the amount of CO2 produced by the sample over a certain time, the level of microbial activity in the sample can be calculated. As compost matures, the amount of microbial activity and volatile N compounds reduce. By measuring these two variables, the level of maturity of the compost can be calculated. In addition, any problems, such as nitrogen imbalance or lack of aeration can also be indicated.

MICROBE WISE

Microbe Wise for Soil measures the living biomass of key microbial groups important for soil health and productivity directly from your sample. It uses molecular (‘DNA type’) technology to analyse the unique cell membrane  fingerprint’ of each microbe group to identify and quantify well-known microbial groups essential to important soil processes, such as nutrient release, disease suppression and residue breakdown.

The Microbe Wise method allows for some unique features, such as a measure of microbial diversity, a valuable indicator of soil system resilience. Results are presented in a way that allows you to easily assess the microbial health of your soil in detail and indicates what that means in practice.

Download more information here.

For Microbe Wise, the measurements are taken directly from the sample provided and are reported as:

  • Total microorganisms
  • Total bacteria
  • Total fungi
    • Prokaryotes
      • Pseudomonas
      • Actinomycetes
      • Anaerobic bacteria
      • Gram positive bacteria
      • Gram negative bacteria
  • Eukaryotes
    • Protozoa
    • Mycorrhizal fungi

Additional information can be calculated, such as:

  • Nutrient solubilisation rate
  • Nutrient cycling rate
  • Disease resistance
  • Drought resistance
  • Nutrient accessibility (VAM)
  • Residue breakdown rate
N WISE

N Wise measures the effect of soil microbes on the nitrogen levels in your soil. It uses hybrid microbiology-nutrient test technology to give you the full picture of all the nitrogen pools in your soil and shows the rate at which that nitrogen is likely to be available to plants under your field conditions. Nitrogen is a major input to agricultural soils and a major cost to growers. However, too much nitrogen results in poor nitrogen use efficiency and damages the soil by reducing its inherent abilities to fix, release and transform nitrogen for plant use, and depleting N reserves over time.

The comprehensive, 5 page report pulls together the best research in the field, and gives you insight into these normally unseen workings in your soil. A must-have test for those serious about soil management, N Wise gives you the confidence to make better informed decisions about soil nitrogen.

For more information download the information sheet.

STANDARD TESTS
COMPOST MATURITY

Like almost all living creatures, microbes produce carbon dioxide (CO2) as part of their normal activity. By measuring the amount of CO2 produced by the sample over a certain time, the level of microbial activity in the sample can be calculated. As compost matures, the amount of microbial activity and volatile N compounds reduce. By measuring these two variables, the level of maturity of the compost can be calculated. In addition, any problems, such as nitrogen imbalance or lack of aeration can also be indicated.

MICROBE WISE

Microbe Wise for Soil measures the living biomass of key microbial groups important for soil health and productivity directly from your sample. It uses molecular (‘DNA type’) technology to analyse the unique cell membrane  fingerprint’ of each microbe group to identify and quantify well-known microbial groups essential to important soil processes, such as nutrient release, disease suppression and residue breakdown.

The Microbe Wise method allows for some unique features, such as a measure of microbial diversity, a valuable indicator of soil system resilience. Results are presented in a way that allows you to easily assess the microbial health of your soil in detail and indicates what that means in practice.

Download more information here.

For Microbe Wise, the measurements are taken directly from the sample provided and are reported as:

  • Total microorganisms
  • Total bacteria
  • Total fungi
    • Prokaryotes
      • Pseudomonas
      • Actinomycetes
      • Anaerobic bacteria
      • Gram positive bacteria
      • Gram negative bacteria
  • Eukaryotes
    • Protozoa
    • Mycorrhizal fungi

Additional information can be calculated, such as:

  • Nutrient solubilisation rate
  • Nutrient cycling rate
  • Disease resistance
  • Drought resistance
  • Nutrient accessibility (VAM)
  • Residue breakdown rate
N WISE

N Wise measures the effect of soil microbes on the nitrogen levels in your soil. It uses hybrid microbiology-nutrient test technology to give you the full picture of all the nitrogen pools in your soil and shows the rate at which that nitrogen is likely to be available to plants under your field conditions. Nitrogen is a major input to agricultural soils and a major cost to growers. However, too much nitrogen results in poor nitrogen use efficiency and damages the soil by reducing its inherent abilities to fix, release and transform nitrogen for plant use, and depleting N reserves over time.

The comprehensive, 5 page report pulls together the best research in the field, and gives you insight into these normally unseen workings in your soil. A must-have test for those serious about soil management, N Wise gives you the confidence to make better informed decisions about soil nitrogen.

For more information download the information sheet.

Other types of Soil Testing Include: