Understanding soil health

LEADING EDGE: YLAD Living Soils' John Lawrie leads a group session at the Future Gen Farming Field Day on their farm Milgadara, Young.
LEADING EDGE: YLAD Living Soils' John Lawrie leads a group session at the Future Gen Farming Field Day on their farm Milgadara, Young.

A MORE prosperous, socially just and environmentally sustainable world for present and future generations can only emerge from a radical transformation of the current chemical farming system.

That is the notion of the regenerative leadership model under which YLAD Living Soils operates.

For more than 18 years, YLAD Living Soils has led the movement influencing 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.

YLAD Living Soils are pioneers in the Biological-Regen movement.

YLAD Living co-founder and owner Rhonda Daly said: "There is no other group of business owners, more so than farmers, that can positively influence the course of humanity.

"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 than it is now for future generations'. YLAD Living Soils can help achieve this dream.

"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 challenging to grasp all the information and the range of biological products on the market.

YLAD Living Soils takes the pain and time out of making these decisions by offering free personal soil test interpretation, ensuring the farmer understands the soil eco-system, including minerals and microbes that will bring the soil 'back to life' and into balance. Any soil test you have can be used for analysis.

"In the world of soil health and compost quality you may ask how is that going to help?" Ms Daly asked.

"Now it is possible to measure a huge number of different characteristics, for example: total nutrient pool, enumeration, and species diversity of microbiology in compost and soils, soil disease suppression, root rhizosphere microbiology and nutrients held in microbes."

For more information, phone 1300 811 681.

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