Transforming Agriculture With a Life Focused Approach

There are many challenges to farm productivity and profitability.

We help farmers rebuild and protect the life in their soils to yield a healthy and productive farm for today and future generations.

Our Process

Learn

Better understand the role that soil microbiology plays in overall plant health.

Test

Provide insight into key management decisions.

Apply

Practices and products to help amend your soils.

Bringing Your Soil to Life

A life focused approach reverses the soil degradation caused by agricultural practices. Introducing living components back into the soil helps maintain and optimize soil health, improving farmers’ livelihoods and the ecosystem of the farm.

Common Soil Problems

Soil Erosion

The inability of soil to maintain integral structure because of low or imbalanced soil life, leading to movement of the topsoil in water.

Soil Compaction

Soil structure collapsed upon itself, limiting air and water movement into the root zone, often caused by lack of soil microbiology.

Low H2O Holding Capacity

Low organic matter and poor microbial activity leading to inability of the soil to maintain moisture levels necessary for plant support.

Low Nutrients

Specifically as related to microbiology, the natural nutrient cycle is ineffective at feeding plants due to low or imbalance microbial activity.

Weeds, Insects, & Diseases

Stressed plants attract high levels of insect pests and disease while weeds thrive due to an imbalanced nutrient cycle and soil compaction.

Benefits of Healthy Soil

Earthfort Soil Health Icons Water Cycle

Improved Water Use

Living soils increase drainage and water holding capacity by building better soil structure. This reduces runoff and soil erosion, and improves drought resistance.

Earthfort Soil Health Icons Improved Nutrients

Efficient Nutrient Cycling

Living soils cycle nutrients through biological processes. As bacteria and fungi break down minerals into forms that the plant can use, fertilizer needs are reduced.

Earthfort Soil Health Icons Thriving Crops

Healthier Crops

The need for chemicals is decreased, and nutrient availability is increased. There is less disease and water consumption, which means less time spent in the fields.

Earthfort Soil Health Icons Thriving Farm

Reduced Management Costs

As the soil becomes healthier, the microbiology begins to thrive, and the whole system improves. All these factors translate into savings for the farm, and more time with your family.

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635 SW Western Blvd.

Corvallis, Oregon, USA

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