Jul 7, 2020A&L Canada launches new soil health diagnostic test
A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. announced July 7 the launch of VitTellus Bio, a new soil health test for the agriculture industry that quantifies soil microbial populations.
According to a news release, VitTellus Bio is a new analysis which complements the VitTellus Soil Health test, a diagnostic used to make more informed decisions on application of nutrients, managing and improving soil health. Traditional soil tests measure the chemical properties of soil, and that is helpful. But soil is a living, dynamic and continually changing ecosystem requiring a more holistic approach to determining optimal and sustainable management practices.
The VitTellus Bio Soil Health Package is an analytical package providing the VitTellus Soil Health Test plus the new VitTellus Bio microbial test, which quantifies the levels of functional soil microbes associated with improved soil health and crop yield. VitTellus Bio utilizes selective carbon sources to measure the concentration of specific functional microbial groups within a soil sample which research has shown have known beneficial functionality, ie. Nitrogen fixation. Optimal ranges of these functional microbes are provided and, along with the soil chemistry metrics, will allow for implementation of farm management strategies to increase favorable soil microbe populations.
- A VitTellus Soil Health Test and Report
- A VitTellus Bio Soil Health Report with analysis results and optimal ranges
- Technical support
- Online portal for access to reports
- Live expert customer support
More information can be accessed through the VitTellus website.