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Our balanced soil fertility approach focuses on the correct balance of soil nutrients to affect the chemistry, physical and biological aspects of the soil. In turn, we encourage the production of healthy soils, healthy plants and healthy animals.
There is a direct relationship between the minerals in the soil and the health of plants and animals. Applying single nutrient fertilisers to the soil will not get them into the plants. Even if you have all the mineral elements a plant requires, at optimal levels, there is no guarantee the plant has access to them.
We need to test for ALL soil nutrients, using a soil test that is designed to measure plant nutrients in their available form. The Albrecht-Kinsey soil audit from the Perry Agricultural Lab does exactly this. It provides kg/ha of P2O5 as well as active quantities of N, K, Ca, Mg, as well as sulphur and trace elements measured in ppm. By testing for all these nutrients, we can understand the cause of a soil’s pH, not just the result.