Humus and soil carbon
58% of Humus is carbon
Exhanged carbon for yield
Water holding capacity
5meg/100gms = 2 megalitres/ha
of water capacity
pH Farming Soil System ©®
Crop Profitability can only be achieved by increasing true soil fertility . .
which is . . HUMUS [soil life, health and carbon], CARBON [crop yeild and soil], WATER HOLDING CAPACITY [water, nutrient and oxygen].
Soil composting plant matter [high in Carbon] or animal matter [high in Nitrogen] produces HUMUS and SOIL CARBON, CROP CARBON and WATER CAPACITY.
The pH Farming Soil System©® produces sustainable carbon in Crop and Soil carbon.
Soil test report/analysis
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Remedial Diagnostic Services
- Crop and pasture profitability
- Crop and pasture production
- Soil health
- Soil nutrient
- Water holding capacity
- Nutrient holding capacity
- Soil toxicity
- Carbon offsetting against CO2 emissions
- Sustainable Crop Carbon [Slow pool]
- Sustainable Soil Carbon [Slow pool]
- Management of Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme [CPRS] of METHANE and NITROUS OXIDE
- Management and measurement of SOIL FERTILITY and CARBON SEQUESTRATION
The pH Farming Soil System©® is a simple and very cost effective process
- 1 - Request a free SOIL SAMPLING KIT
- 2 - Return the Soil Samples to the laboratory [fee payable]
- 3 - Input the RESULTS in the private "Client Area" on this website [or pH Farming consultants can complete this step for you]
- 4 - The System will indicate a paddock rating and accurately indicates any remedial action required as well as total carbon [Labile pool, Inert pool, Slow pool and Sequested carbon] and our consultants will discuss the various options that may be available to you
Measured by Government endorsed NATA Authority of an accredited soil testing laboratory.
Profit / Humus Program
Soil Fertility assessment approach for Cereal Growers:
Definition: Soil fertility is measured by the amount of humus and by the quantity, balance and type of beneficial micro-organisms present in a soil, in combination with soil nutrients.
Total Cation Exchange Capacity
20 & >20 meq/100gm = A
17.5 to <20 meq/100gm = B
15 to <17.5 meq/100gm = C
12.5 to <15 meq/100gm = D
10 to <12.5 meq/100gm = E
7.5 to <10 meq/100gm = F
5 to < 7.5 meq/100gm = G
2.5 to < 5 meq/100gm = H
Cation Fertility Ratio: (15% Variation to accepted Range on Ca, Mg, and 20% on K)
Ca 58% to 78% 3
Mg 10% to 14% 3
K 4% to 6% 2
Na <3% 1
Al <3% 1
The relationship between organic matter and a soil's fertility is best shown by the following progression:
Organic matter comprises all plant and animal residues found in a soil, and provides the raw material for the formation of Humus.
Humus is the end product of the decomposition of plant and animal residues under proper environmental and biological conditions.
Soil fertility is measured by the amount of Humus and by the quantity, balance and type of beneficial micro - organisms present in a soil, in combination with soil nutrients.
The twin aspects of soil fertility, nutrient range and availability, are directly affected by soil activity. Soil micro-organisms are classified into three groups on the basis of their use of nitrogen; those capable of using ammonia nitrogen, those requiring amino acids, and those requiring more complex nitrogenous (organic) compounds. Provided these nitrogens are in good supply, then plant nutrient can come from either released nutrient or applied nutrient, the presence and utilisation of both being directly affected by the level of soil activity.
Carbon Availability is essential for yield potential. The major carbon plant source comes from soil carbon dioxide and humus (58% of humus is carbon). Fulvaplex replaces carbon not found in low fertility soils (low in humus) or low in soil activity. Cation Exchange Capacity (C.E.C.) is considered the best way to measure carbon potential.