DNA Soil Microbial Testing
Advanced Testing – DNA extraction & PCR Analytics
We use Metagen Laboratory for advanced microbial analysis services. This gives us detailed information about changes in soil health and correlated crop performance. This analysis can be used to verify that your agronomy decisions are making positive changes to your microbial communities. We also use this testing to detect potential pathogens associated with poorly performing blocks. The microbial analysis can be linked to the enzyme test to find functionally important microbes. These state of the art tests give our growers insights that were not previously possible.
Your soils and crops are replete with microbes (think bacteria, fungi, nematodes, amoeba) that live in complex communities. We use DNA based technologies to fingerprint these microbial communities. Metagen uses robotised PCR facilities and DNA extraction, providing Total Grower Services clients high accuracy in information.
Your management choices impact your microbiology. Ineffective management can cause dysbiosis of these communities, leading to disease and yield loss. Effective management can result in communities that protect your plant and improve your yield. Testing helps you make the right choices.