Developed by the Russian botanist Mikhail Tsvet, soil chromatography is a photographic process that indicates the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the earth.
Utilised by farmers, the hues, patterns, and textures provide an overview of each soil’s individual vitality and health.
The ‘pictographs’ of earth processes, vary in their characteristics depending on soil quality. There are three distinct zones indicative of mineral, carbon, and humus content. Separate zones with little interactions symbolise poorer quality soils, while more complex patterns signify soils of a higher grade.
Soil Chromatographs provide a valuable insight into the holistic nature and health or otherwise of our soils.
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Here are the steps on how to collect a soil sample for Chromatography analysis.
- Choose a representative area to sample.
- Remove any surface litter, such as leaves or twigs.
- Use a soil probe or auger to collect soil cores from the top 12 cm's of the soil.
- Collect multiple cores from each sampling area and inform us your representative sample (how many cores in what sized area).
- Place the cores in a clean plastic bag or container.
- Label the bag or container with the location and date of the sample.
- Keep the sample cool and moist until it can be analyzed.