Canberra Soil Tesing

EnviroAg Services offers soil testing and consulting regarding agricultural land, contaminated land and council development application approvals to clients in the Southern Highlands, South Coast and Canberra districts.

We collect soil samples using a range of soil augers and have them tested in professional soil testing laboratories for analysis.

If you require soil testing in the Canberra region or would like free advice call us today on (02) 6238 0261 or email robert.brereton@enviroag.com.au

Soil represents the thin solid layer of unconsolidated solid material that covers terrestrial earth surfaces. It forms very slowly from the breakdown of underlying rock. Being the medium through which plants grow, it represents a fundamental component of agricultural and environmental systems that must be managed and protected.

Most soils comprise roughly 50% mineral material, 25% air, 25% water and a small component of organic material. Australia naturally has soils that are old, shallow, fragile and infertile.

Degradation has been exacerbated by human practices and at present we are losing soil quicker than it is forming. While it has traditionally been thought of as an environmental factor, it is not until we learn to regard soil more correctly as a non-renewable resource that we can reverse the trend of its degradation and start to heal some of the damage that has been superimposed on the Australian continent.

Soils are a particularly relevant at the moment as they are a carbon sink. They are the world’s second-biggest carbon sink (after the ocean) and are capable of holding around twice as much carbon as the atmosphere.

Through land-management practices that are more conducive to retaining soil organic matter, we can increase the amount of carbon in the soil, which has the further benefit of improving soil fertility.

We carry out soil testing in Canberra, Queanbeyan, Yass, Murrumbateman, Goulburn, Palerang Shire including Bungendore and Braidwood, South Coast, Cooma-Monaro, Wingecarribee and many more.

For further information on Australian soil, visit:

The CSIRO http://www.asris.csiro.au/