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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

SymSoil ® RC targets the biological specifications recommended by Dr. Elaine Ingham for BioComplete or Soil Food Web Thermo Compost. Like SFW Compost, SymSoil® RC always has 7 types of life, covering more than 1,000 species. These include bacteria, archaea, fungi, amoebae, flagellates and other protozoa, beneficial nematodes and microarthropods.

Soil Food Web compost has

  • Measurable Bacterial Biomass (300 micrograms of bacterial biomass per gram minimum)
  • Measurable Fungal Biomass (300 micrograms of beneficial fungi per gram for most crops)
  • A disclosed Fungal to Bacterial Biomass Ratio (F:B)
  • No Bad Guys
    • Within the bacterial biomass, no spirilla, spirochetes or streptococci chains
    • Within the fungal material, no more than 15 micrograms of oomycete biomass will be observed.
  • Additionally, more than 10,000 Protozoa per gram
    • These include flagellates and amoebae
    • Very few (100 or less) ciliates
  • Beneficial Nematodes (100 or more)
    • Primarily bacterial feeding nematodes
    • Some fungal-feeders and predatory beneficial nematodes
    • No Bad Guys – No root eating nematodes
  • An independent laboratory will confirm that no Fecal coliforms are present.
    • If e.Coli is present, an independent laboratory will confirm there are no Istat e.Coli (the species harmful to human and animals)
  • An independent laboratory will confirm that there are no heavy metals or pesticides in the compost.