The SMI-TEST™ is a soil monitoring tool that describes aspects of microbial life in the root zone, allowing for:
Why monitor soil microbial levels?
Soil microbes are highly important for the management, cycling and plant availability of nutrients in the soil. High levels of beneficial microbes counteract pathogens.
Microbes improve soil structure. By managing microbial populations and their ratios the general resilience of soils and crops can be influenced, thereby increasing yield, quality and profitability.
Adequate soil microbe management may lead to: