Bioactive Soil Solutions 

Bioactive Soil Solutions Promotes  sustainable soil and management systems to farmers, growers and land management across Australia. We strive to create robust production systems that maximise returns through increased production, reducing barriers to production while minimising input costs. This is achieved through balancing the soil-plant system.

 

 

 Peter Briscoe
General Manager

We are committed to working with our clients to develop farm Soil Health Plans where we offer a proactive approach to management of the soil plant system rather than to be reactive. In Australia we have some of the most highly weathered and degraded soils in the World with: poor structure, low organic matter, and with low inherent fertility. At Bioactive Soil Solutions we work with our clients to manage the total system generating a soil environment that is free of chemical and structural limitations creating the right environment for plants and soil biology alike.

We are achieving

Bioactive Soil Solutions has improved the soil health for farmers right across Australia in a vast array of industries, including, beef & dairy farms, vegetable production, potatoes, turf, viticulture, table grapes, olives, forestry, ornamental and production horticulture, broad acre agriculture including wheat and barley, golf courses, bowling greens and council and government works including street trees and mine remediation.

 

 

The Bioactive Soil Solutions program recognises the three interdependent aspects of soil: chemical, physical and biological. Soil health can only be achieved when all three aspects are managed together. Farmers and land managers are very comfortable with the analysis and correction of soil chemistry, physical, and biology properties with the addition of soil fertilisers and soil conditioners. However, soil biology is often ignored at the expense of soil and plant health.

It is widely recognised that the input to a healthy crop are:

  • Soil and crop nutrition – 13 essential elements (N:P:K: ...)
  • Water
  • Good soil structure with good gaseous exchange with the atmosphere
  • Biological health 
    -- disease free

    -- balanced beneficial rhizobacteria; cycling soil
    -- decomposers; cycling valuable

 

“Poor soil health leads to

increased pesticides, inputs,

and cost, which negatively

influence the health of

the soil.”

Harold van Es, PhD, Professor and the Chair of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Cornell University