Living Soil

  • An independent laboratory will confirm 300 micrograms of bacterial biomass per gram of biologically active solid soil amendment.

  • Within the bacterial biomass, no spirilla, spirochetes or streptococci chains will be observed.

  • An independent laboratory will confirm 300 micrograms of beneficial fungi per gram of biologically active solid soil amendment.

  • Within the fungal material, no more than 15 micrograms of oomycete biomass will be observed.

  • An independent laboratory will confirm 10,000 or more flagellates and amoebae should be present per gram of biologically active solid soil amendment.

  • Within the flagellates/amoebae material, 100 or fewer ciliates will be observed.

  • An independent laboratory will confirm that greater than 100 beneficial nematodes, predominantly bacterial feeders with a few fungal-feeders and predatory beneficial nematodes, will be observed per gram of biologically active solid soil amendment.

  • An independent laboratory will confirm zero root-feeding nematodes will be present.

  • An independent laboratory will, by plate-count assessment, confirm that no E. coli or Fecal coliforms are present.

  • An independent laboratory will confirm that there are no heavy metals in the compost.

  • The product will be OMRI Certified.