soil systems to support
healthy plant and animal life
Consultancy relating to all soil matters, encompassing pastural, cropping and viticulture
Comprehensive soil testing and reporting
Individual soil and fertiliser management plans
Nutrient management and farm environment planning
Customised eco-friendly sustainable fertiliser blends
AgriMap setup and support
We build a picture
of the fertility of your soil
and its potential to achieve
and support healthy
plant and animal life.
To create a balanced soil system that supports healthy plant and animal life, the right nutrients in the correct proportions are required. Determining the amount of nutrients a particular soil needs can be obtained by using the Cation Exchange Capacity (C.E.C.) of the soil and the Base Saturation percentage for each major nutrient within that soil.
The foundation of our fertiliser recommendation is from the work of the eminent soil scientist William Albrecht.
All our soil, plant and water analysis is carried out by external laboratories. The soil samples are tested by Brookside Laboratories in Ohio, USA, who uses the Albrecht system to analyse the soils.
Plant and water samples are analysed by Hill Laboratories in Hamilton, New Zealand, ensuring these degradable samples are analysed as soon as possible.
When a fertiliser recommendation and costing has been discussed and accepted, the logistics of transport and spreading can be arranged at no extra cost.
We select from a vast range of fertiliser products, both biological and conventional – this way we can ensure that productivity is kept to a maximum without compromising on sustainability. It is important to remember that we are not restricted to selling a single product.
Soil Matters works in conjunction with Conway River Lime Company in North Canterbury, which is organically certified.
The majority of our ecofriendly sustainable fertiliser blends take place here but they can be organised at other sites throughout the country on your behalf.
Zoom, a unique soil conditioner that enhances soil biology, plant health and production, is also made here.
Physical soil evaluation is undertaken, coupled with comprehensive soil and herbage testing and observations of the management systems in place, to create an individual fertiliser and soil management programme.
Increased nutritional value of crops and pastures
in weed and pest pressures
Soil Matters is an established Soil Consultancy Company founded from small beginnings in 2003.
Our belief that agriculture is a biological system and not a chemical one is the cornerstone of our philosophy.
Our aim is to produce great results in a personable, open minded, approachable manner with real integrity.
We offer a total service from early mentoring, full Soil Consultancy, Soil Testing, and Farm Environmental and Nutrient Management Planning through to ensuring your customised fertiliser blend is delivered.
Agri Business Category
Awarded to Soil Matters
Soil Consultant of the Year
Awarded to Rob Flynn, Managing Director
Head Soil Consultant
Mobile 027 626 1234
Accounts, Finance, Planning
Phone: 03 314 3753 or 0800 764 5628
TJ van der Horst
Mobile: 027 626 0000
Phone: 0800 842 367
Mobile 027 936 2616
Mobile 027 655 2956
Organic Pastural Specialist
Mobile 021 082 14323
Assistant Soil Consultant
Farm Environment Consultant
and Farm Environment Planning
Mobile 021 026 69919
Mobile 027 664 4072
Mobile 027 626 1088
Acres USA – Monthly magazine
The Albrecht Papers
Secret Life of Plants – Tomkins & Bird
Secret Life of Soils – Tomkins & Bird
Eco Farm – Walters
Biological Farmer – Zimmer
Magnetic Effect on Living Systems – Davis & Rawls
Fertility from the Ocean Deep – Walters
Kinsey Hands On Agronomy by Neil Kinsey
For all these titles see www.acresusa.com