CARA’s Soil Health Lab allows producers and others access to biological and physical soil assessments, to understand what is affecting their soil health and to build a bridge for improving it based on localized and site-specific constraints.

Covid-19 Notice

With the current Covid-19 situation, the CARA Soil Health Lab is working at limited staff capacity to align with social distancing guidelines and with new Covid-19 protocols. With these new protocols and social distancing guidelines, the soil processing procedures are delayed. With processing procedures being delayed it will result in final reports being delayed.

The CARA staff & Board members have decided to close the Soil Health Lab for pedestrian traffic in order to align with what is promoted to prevent potential spreading of the Covid 19 virus

Please contact Dr. Yamily Zavala at with any questions or before you submit a sample for testing for the time being.


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Soil is a living ecosystem and is a farmer's most precious asset. A farmer's productive capacity is directly related to the health of his or her soils.
-Howard Warren Buffet


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Oyen, Alberta

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