nova q logo

Is Your Soil Healthy?

is your soil healthy

As the long month of January ends, our focus should turn to what’s in our fields and, most importantly, what’s in our soils.

healthy soil

Our soils should be treated like the most important resource on the farm.

Each farmer relies on the billions of live organisms which are working day in and day out making nutrients available for plant roots.

To thrive, these micro-organisms need just the same care and attention as any livestock do.

Healthy cattle need water, food, air, and shelter
- bacteria are no different!

is your soil healthy

Do Your Soil Bacteria Have Their Four Key Requirements?

💦 WATER 💦

🍕 FOOD 🍕

💨 AIR 💨 

🏠 SHELTER 🏠

Read on to find out how to make sure they do .

💦 WATER 💦

There's certainly plenty of water around at the moment! Many weather stations are reporting more than 3 months' worth of rain in the last two months.

rain chart

 

But it's worth questioning why a particular field is not draining properly.

  • Low organic matter?
  • Hard pan?
  • Poor drainage? 

Find out more about how Nova Q can help increase the organic matter content of your soil

🍕 FOOD 🍕

The soil food web is crucial, and at the base of it is the soil organic matter:

is your soil healthy 05

A healthy soil food web will provide nutrients in available forms to your plants, preventing losses to leaching.

And a balanced soil food web can play a role in neutralising high pH soils.

Adding organic manures will, over time, balance the soil food web.

Click here to see how Nova Q can turn your agricultural waste into high-quality organic manures

💨 AIR 💨 

It's well known that plant roots need well aerated soils to grow.

What's less common knowledge is that aeration is just as important for many of the micro-organisms on which the plants also depend.

is your soil healthy

Aerobic bacteria need oxygen to break down organic matter into valuable forms of NPK.

And more soil air means more pore space for easy water filtration, with benefits including stability of soil temperature.

Follow this link to find out how bacteria can increase the fertility of your soil

🏠 SHELTER 🏠

Providing shelter in the form of plant biomass throughout the year should be top of your to do list for 2021.

A mixed species cover crop over winter will go a long way in enhancing your soil's biological, chemical, and physical interactions. 

is your soil healthy

We would encourage all farmers to go out to your fields with a shovel and see what your soil workers need!

logo invert

Tel: +353-1-2542-276
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Unit B21,
KCR Industrial Estate,
Kimmage,
Dublin
D12 X278,
Ireland

Our Markets

Disinfectants

Nova Q have been supplying innovative disinfectants for many years. We offer a variety of disinfectant and cleaning products for professional use.

Aquaculture

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technologies have evolved quickly in recent years - we can help manage some of the common problems often arising in RAS.

Related Products

Read more

Lake Treatment & Environmental Remediation

The use of natural bacteria to break down sludges and consume excess nutrients is the most cost effective way to restore a pond to perfect water quality.

Related Products

Read more

Waste Water Treatment

Nova Q help treatment plant operators get the maximum from their systems, combining technical expertise with the AquaClean™ biological product range.

Read more

Septic Tanks

Like all biological systems, septic tanks and small-scale community water treatment plants rely on a healthy population of the right bacteria species in order to perform.

Related Products

Read more

 

Crop Nutrition

Matching the nutrient treatments with the crop is often a challenge - our products and expertise can help you get the best from your crops.

Read more

Soil Biology

The soil food web is an intricate, interdependent, and fragile network of life, and its symbiotic relationships are fundamental for agriculture.

Read more

Agricultural Waste

All organic by-products from agriculture are valuable. But they need to be managed carefully to maximise their re-use in the circular economy.

Related Products

Read more

Composting

Compost contains high levels of nutrients which are not readily bio-available - using bacteria is a highly effective strategy for changing this.

Read more

Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic Digestion is a complex biological process. We have developed an extensive offering of innovative products and technologies specifically for the AD market.

Read more

Industrial

Innovation has always been the focus in Nova Q and, whilst most of our products and services fit into some key categories, there are some with a broader range of applications:

Read more

Adba
Iofga
Cre
Rea
We use cookies to maintain login sessions, analytics and to improve your experience on our website. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies and Privacy Policy.