Ponath Soil Biology Lab

Biological assessments of soil & compost

Soil Health

Soil health is best assessed by a microscopic analysis of the microorganisms that are beneficial and detrimental to plants.

With an assessment of microorganisms, we can clearly see how well the soil food web is functioning and the types of plants it promotes.

A well-functioning soil food web provides the following benefits:

  • Increased yields

  • Disease and pest resistance

  • Weed suppression

  • Healthier plants

  • Nutritious crops

How It Works

  1. Determine how many samples to send (see how)

  2. Contact us to schedule your assessment (we want to ensure we are able to process your samples ASAP for the most accurate results)

  3. Fill out the Order Form

  4. Collect and send the samples (see how)

  5. Receive your assessment a few days later (see a Sample Report)

Please contact us for any questions or special requests.