A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. announced today the launch of VitTellus Bio, a new soil health test for the agriculture industry that quantifies soil microbial populations which support improved soil health and greater crop productivity.

VitTellus Bio is a new analysis which complements the VitTellus Soil Health test, a diagnostic used to make more informed decisions on application of nutrients, managing and improving soil health. Traditional soil tests measure the chemical properties of soil, and that is helpful. But soil is a living, dynamic and continually changing ecosystem requiring a more holistic approach to determining optimal and sustainable management practices. By digging deeper into the physical and biological interactions we can make improved agronomic recommendations for higher yields and great profit. The VitTellus Soil Health Test & VitTellus Bio are available to assist clients in this deeper assessment of soil parameters.

Two Tests Together in One New Package: VitTellus Bio Soil Health Package

The VitTellus Bio Soil Health Package is an analytical package providing the VitTellus Soil Health Test PLUS the new VitTellus Bio microbial test which quantifies the levels of functional soil microbes associated with improved soil health and crop yield. VitTellus Bio utilizes selective carbon sources to measure the concentration of specific functional microbial groups within a soil sample which research has shown have known beneficial functionality, ie. Nitrogen fixation. Optimal ranges of these functional microbes are provided and, along with the soil chemistry metrics, will allow you to implement farm management strategies to increase favorable soil microbe populations.

Information on the VitTellus Soil Health Test & VitTellus Bio can be accessed through the VitTellus website.

“VitTellus Bio Soil Health is the next logical step in understanding soil health and the biological drivers of productivity. This analysis allows clients to understand their current soil microbial populations and take concrete actions to cultivate microbes which support healthier soils, stronger plants and greater returns for the farmer, and society,” said Greg Patterson, CCA, Founder and CEO of A&L. 

“A deeper understanding of the factors impacting on the biotic components of ecosystem stability is key for the sustainability and productivity of agriculture,” stated Nevin McDougall, President and CCO of A&L Canada Laboratories.

The VitTellus BioSM Soil Health Package Components:

     •  A complete VitTellus Soil Health Test and Report
     •  A complete VitTellus Bio Soil Health Report with analysis results and optimal ranges
     •  Technical support
     •  Online portal for access to reports
     •  Live expert customer support


Additional soil health tests are also available. For more information please visit our website www.vittellus.com or call toll free 1-855-837-8347.