Know your Soil
o Experience your soil up close
o Create a long-term fertility strategy to reduce input costs
o Accurately assess and address compaction
o Soil sample collection and shipping
o See your farm through the microscope
o Get to know your subsoil with a three foot soil profile
o Get a snap shot of what is currently available to your plants
In depth on-farm exam, follow up report and telephone support
Your Soil Is Your Future
The future of your farm depends on the soil. Visiting and evaluating the soil on many farms over the past ten years has provided much insight into what makes for good farmland. I travel with state of the art tools and hands on time tested techniques for evaluating farmland on-site. The tests and assessments conducted onsite are most useful when used together to describe the current state of the land together and determine the potential productivity and usefulness of the land for your needs.
Takeing A Biological Perspective
I take an ecological approach to assessing the lands potential productivity for biological and organic farming methods. Using more than ten different assessments, an in-field portrait of the lands current state, areas of concern and future potential is brought together. I will explain the different tools and the results as we go.
Getting the Big Picture
LandExam uses big picture qualitative assessments to evaluate soil. Lab soil tests can serve as a nice compliment to in-field observation and testing, however lab tests are a snap shot in time for very specific aspects of the soil. A lab test may show a state of poor soil quality where as SoilAssess can look beyond to see what the soil's greater potential can be.
Report and Decision Making
The package includes a straight forward report of results and explanations of the assessments. Where appropriate I will recommend practices, techniques and resources appropriate to your goals for managing and working the land.
If you are interested I welcome the opportunity to discuss further by phone or email:
613 572 5287 - firstname.lastname@example.org
$700 including travel within the green zone below.
Located outside of Eastern Ontario?
I can help you conduct your own assessment and perform many of these assessments with a sample of your soil. Please contact for details.
Finding Calcium in the soil profile