How we can help you
‘Independent Soil Services’ provides the World’s most comprehensive soil audit report for soil nutrient balancing and fertility management. We provide detailed recommendations and specialist help and advice on all soil related problems.
The aim of the soil audit is to identify the potential that a soil has to support plant growth and highlight limitations which may affect crop production. These limits may be physical, chemical or biological. Measurements are taken for ‘total’ and ‘available’ levels of essential plant nutrients. Thus, the soil audit can be used to manage crop inputs and natural soil fertility, improving crop growth and profitability. Nutrient availability can limit growth and health. The soil audit is the key to unlocking the potential of your soils to grow crops from low inputs and produce high quality forage for animals.
The Soil Audit is unique and uses UK standards with the ‘Prof. W.A. Albrecht’ method of analysis and interpretation with functionality available plant soluble nutrients plus humus and biological activity.
Only a Soil Audit will tell you:
- The ‘available’ level of key plant nutrients and of each trace element.
- Total nutrient reserves in the top 15cm and the amounts of selected trace elements.
- Calcium balance (the key to soil nutrition)
- Total and available nitrogen as well as soil type, % sand, silt and clay.
- Organic matter, Organic Carbon and True Humus levels.
- Energy Balance
- Cat-ion Exchange value and cation ratios (imbalances may be a genuine limit to plant growth)
- An-ion balance and ratios
- Sulphur and Sulphate Levels
Like standard soil tests, values for acidity (pH) and organic matter are also taken, however a unique feature of the soil audit is the measurement of how well a soil can hold and release nutrients.