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BioActive Soils Products focus on benefiting the soil, plants, animals and the environment by adding living microbes directly to the soil creating a high functioning soil ecosystem.

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Reading Your Pasture

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Reading Your Pasture

At BioActive Soils, we always use independent herbage test reports done by an internationally accredited laboratory to create a tailored recipe-based fertilisation programme for your farm. That way you have…

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A leading NZ Soil Scientists Perspective

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A leading NZ Soil Scientists Perspective

Apart from not seeing a property, it’s difficult to be able to make an informed comment on soil tests for a number of reasons including: A more accurate interpretation of…

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Why Mycelium is Important

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Why Mycelium is Important

Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony consisting of a mass of braiding, thread like hyphae. Mycelia are of vital importance to the soil as…

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Soil Biology And Health

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Soil Biology And Health

Soil is a living system, and 90% of soil functions are biologically driven - so organic matter and living organisms are responsible for the majority of what soil does

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Moisture Retention

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Moisture Retention

Creating a healthy soil profile provides better water holding capacity. Building humus (active carbon) in the soil by just 1% results in 4 litres of water holding capacity per cubic…

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Plant Nutrition and Growth

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Plant Nutrition and Growth

There are approximately 15 elements (apart from hydrogen and carbon) that are all important to complete a plant diet.

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Animal Health

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Animal Health

There is a lot of documented evidence that livestock grazing on healthy pastures and crops benefit greatly through a nutrient-dense diet.

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Disease And Pest Pressure Relief

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Disease And Pest Pressure Relief

This is a complex topic however one fact is generally true - Most insects do not attack healthy plants, rather they look for signals coming from unhealthy plants.

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The Environment

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The Environment

Highly functional soils are critical to the long-term sustainability of modern agriculture. The 5 main functions of soil include:

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Reducing Plant Nitrogen Addiction

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Reducing Plant Nitrogen Addiction

Nitrogen fertilisers affect soil biology- if the entire amount of nitrogen that a crop needs is added to the soil at planting time

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Maximising Yields and Farm Productivity

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Maximising Yields and Farm Productivity

There are many ways a high-functioning fertilisation programme can benefit the return on your investment.

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Benefits of Earthworms

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Benefits of Earthworms

A healthy population of earthworms is a good indicator of the right soil conditions for plant growth.

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Soil Microbes

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Soil Microbes

90% of nutrient and water uptake by plant roots is cycled through a soil organism before becoming plant available.

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