Regen Ag Lab opens DNA soil testing technology for farmers

20-06-2023 | |
Photo: Peter Roek
Photo: Peter Roek

A new partnership between Regen Ag Lab and Biome Makers makes DNA organic soil testing accessible to farmers in North America.

Biome Makers, a leading global AgTech company specialising in DNA soil testing, brings its expertise, while Regen Ag Lab provides easy access to advanced testing services for farmers and industry professionals.

DNA soil testing, a proven technology, unlocks a new level of understanding of soil ecosystems. With this advanced approach, farmers can now gain invaluable insights into the health and composition of their soils. By collecting soil samples and subjecting them to DNA extraction and sequencing, scientists can decode the DNA profiles of microorganisms in the soil. This analysis reveals vital information about the composition and diversity of microorganisms and their influence on soil fertility, plant growth and disease resistance.

Disease risk assessment and biodiversity assessment

Through their joint efforts, Regen Ag Lab and Biome Makers have established a state-of-the-art laboratory where BeCrop samples are accepted. This facility offers farmers access to comprehensive reports that provide actionable insights. The reports contain valuable data on nutrient cycling, disease risk assessment and biodiversity assessment, allowing farmers to optimise their soil management strategies and increase agricultural productivity.

With DNA soil testing validated through extensive research and widespread application, this innovative approach is revolutionising the way farmers understand and manage their soil ecosystems. The integration of DNA testing technology into Regen Ag Lab’s services provides farmers with unprecedented insights, enabling them to make informed decisions and implement practices that promote sustainable agriculture.

Geert Hekkert Chief editor of Future Farming