Our Product

Although SymSoil’s core product looks like commodity compost, the company’s biologically active solid soil amendment is manufactured using a different process than those currently employed by most commercially successful compost facilities in the United States.

SymSoil’s biologically active solid soil amendment, SymSoil, is essentially solid transport material for cultivated regionally indigenous soil microbes.  These native bacteria and fungi, as well as beneficial nematodes and protozoa, have adapted over time to local climate conditions.     

   
Infusing your produce with life and essence that you
can taste and feel the difference.     

   
Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land's inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery. 

- Wendell Berry 

Any product we make available to growers 
will meet these minimum specifications:

  • 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.
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  • The product will be OMRI Certified.     


We manufacture compost to the specifications of
Dr. Elaine Ingham, founder of Soil  Foodweb, Inc.