Soil Health

Improving nutrient availability & suppressing disease

Many growers are concerned about a steady decline in soil quality which is reflected in reduced organic matter levels, higher fertiliser use, reduced quality and uniformity of produce and compacted soils (requiring more horsepower).

The major benefits of including soil health activities and products into a farmer’s system are:

  • Reduced plant disease
  • Improved nutrient availability
  • Improve soil structure, all of which
  • Support crop yields and quality

Research has shown that the benefits of healthy soils come from focus on four simple aspects of soils (and plants):

  • Microbial diversity
  • Microbial activity
  • Adding carbon
  • Energising the plant

Along with balancing soil minerals (see Services – Soil Analysis)

OFS’ has cost effective solutions for each soil health aspect that will to improve nutrient availability and reduce disease.

Microbial Activity

Feeding soil microbes

Adding microbes works.

Research confirmed by OFS trial work has shown that additions of OFS key microbes, Mycorrhiza, Bacillus, Streptomyces, Trichoderma (and more) improve nutrient uptake and colonise the root surface creating healthy roots and healthy plants.

Microbial diversity helps create disease suppressive soils.

Add active carbon every time your fertilise

Active carbon is the cost-effective way to get the benefits of soil organic matter

Stimulates root growth

Helping crops through stress events

Small changes can make a big difference!

Call us today to talk about your program.

it all starts with the soil