Soil is a complex system of physical, chemical and biological components. Just like humans require a balanced diet with appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats and water, plants too require conditions of balanced nutrition. An excess of one nutrient can antagonise the uptake or function of others. The correct balance produces sustainable growth, reduces water use and the need for herbicides and pesticides and promotes microbial diversity. Pre-packaged fertilisers and soil amendments oversupply nutrients, leading to 'lock-ups' and imbalances. Managing your soil with precise applications of only those nutrients your soil requires saves you time, money and the environment.
Soil is a finite resource essential for human existence. 95% of our food comes directly or indirectly from soil. It takes 2,000 years to produce 10cm of fertile soil and we lose more than 24 billion tonnes every year through urban development, erosion and incorrect management techniques. Fertile soil helps to regulate the Earth’s climate and stores more carbon than all of the world’s forests combined.
Atom Earth use a combination of wet lab and pXRF technologies to do a comprehensive nutrient analaysis on your soils. We provide a precise nutrient plan to balance your soil with minimal inputs, reducing your costs and restoring your soils ability to self cycle nutrients, support microbial diversity, improve water holding capacity and produce sustainable plant growth.