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.
If you are sending samples in to be tested for Biological activity, we ask that you sample your soils not in the winter. If you sample your soils during the winter, while the ground is frozen, the biological activity will not be representative of the true activity as there is limited activity in frozen soils.
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