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Melanie's Let's See Biology

A Certified Soil Food Web Laboratory 

Do you want..

  • Increased Yields

  • Protection from Pests and Diseases

  • Reduced Irrigation Requirements

  • No need for Fertilizers

  • Weed Suppression

  • Protection against Soil Erosion

  • Carbon Sequestration

 

What information can a Certified Soil Food Web Lab-Tech provide to the client?

 A Biological Lab Report, that includes the quantity of each organism and whether it is adequate to grow the plants that the grower desires.

For a full soil remediation plan contact a Soil Food Web Consultant 
and tell them Melanie's Let's See Biology
sent you!

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Beneficial Fungi are an essential Part of the Soil Food Web,

 The presence of beneficial fungi in the soil has been shown to significantly inhibit the growth of weeds. 

At Melanie's Let's See Biology
we are able to decern beneficial fungi from Oomycete that cause disease

why should you have your soil assessed?

to ensure you have a balance of the organisms that preform the process of nutrient cycling

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what is nutrient cycling

Nutrient Cycling

This is the process by which beneficial microorganisms harvest nutrients from soil organic matter and also from the ‘parent material’. Rocks, pebbles, sand particles, silts and clays are all considered ‘parent material’. On a molecular level, they comprise crystalline structures that are not easily broken down. These structures contain atoms of iron, boron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium etc. Plants are not capable of directly accessing the nutrients in these structures. Bacteria and fungi, however, produce enzymes that break-down these structures, thus releasing the nutrients they contain. The bacteria and fungi readily absorb these nutrients, which are later made available to plant roots when bacterial and fungal predators consume their prey and subsequently excrete their waste. It is this waste material that plants absorb – a nutrient dense liquid food source that can be absorbed directly into the plant root. Otherwise known as The Poop Loop:) 

 

Schedule your assessment today

The best time to assess your soil is

Before planting your next crop.

After harvest of your last crop

and anytime in-between

See Plans & Pricing for soil assessment Options.

contact us with any questions

 

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Rough and Ready Ca

530-263-2211

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