Leading the way for the future

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Hands on approach: YLAD encourages farmers to utilise the great advantages that technology offers. Photo: Supplied.

Hands on approach: YLAD encourages farmers to utilise the great advantages that technology offers. Photo: Supplied.

For more than 17 years YLAD Living Soils has been assisting innovative farmers and compost operators worldwide understand the complexity of improving soil and plant health while at the same time maintaining and improving productivity, all within a budget.

Rhonda Daly, co-founder and owner of YLAD Living Soils, believes that there is no other group of business owners, more so than farmers, that understands this balancing act. "When farmers are asked, 'what is the one thing they would like to achieve', they all say, 'leave our soil and environment in a better state then it is now for future generations'," she said. "YLAD Living Soils are able to help achieve this dream".

Dreadlock roots: Indicates a healthy rhizosphere with roots, microbes, soil and plant supplying healthy nutrients to the plant. Photo: Supplied

Dreadlock roots: Indicates a healthy rhizosphere with roots, microbes, soil and plant supplying healthy nutrients to the plant. Photo: Supplied

With the threat of climate change, in other words, rainfall variability, a large percentage of farmers are finding they need to change the way they think. Changing thinking is a cycle of questioning, observing and taking action.

It can be confusing and time consuming working through all the information and the range of biological products on offer, making it overwhelming to know where to begin. YLAD Living Soils aim to take the pain and time out of making these decisions by offering free personal soil test interpretation, ensuring that farmers understand the soil eco-system, including minerals and microbes that will bring the soil 'back to life' and into balance.

YLAD Living Soils are able to help achieve this dream.

Rhonda Daly, Co-founder and owner of YLAD Living Soils

We live in a technological world where advanced measurement and monitoring are now second nature, so there is a great advantage in using the available technology. Now it is possible to measure a huge number of different characteristics including total nutrient pool, enumeration and microbial biomass, soil disease suppression, root rhizosphere microbiology and nutrients held in microbes.

These are just some of the tests that allow farmers to be more specific when planning their soil balancing amendments and crop and animal productivity.

Biological farming is gaining huge acceptance, no longer viewed just as a ''feel good'' way to farm, but rather a concise, measurable and regenerative way of the future. For more information visit http://www.yladlivingsoils.com.au.