SOLVITA - Now available in the UK
A unique range of products from Woods End Research,
America's leading laboratory specialising in testing
the quality & characterisation of:
- organic waste
Whether you are a large scale producer
or just a keen amateur gardener with an interest in the organic
health of your soil, there is a Solvita product for you.
The Solvita test measures the biological
activity of naturally occuring micro-organisms in soil or
compost by checking the amount of carbon dioxide being given
off. This "respiration" provides important information about
the health and quality of the soil or compost being tested.
For compost, the level of biological
activity indicates its age and how safe it is to use. Before
it can be used safely, compost should be mature so that it
will not decompose further and be free of compounds such as
ammonia which can be toxic to plant growth. The Solvita
"Compost Maturity" test:
- Provides high quality results in just 4 hours at a
fraction of the cost of laboratory testing.
- Measures CO2 and ammonia at the same time.
- Enables users and producers to conduct their own tests.
- Helps compost producers demonstrate compliance with
official standards for compost which specify stability.
For soil, the Solvita "Soil
Life" test kit will show you whether your soil can
naturally supply the nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus
essential for healthy plant growth or, if not, how much organic
matter must be added to achieve long term peak fertility.
Gardeners who use organic matter such as compost as a soil
conditioner will benefit from using the Solvita "Gardencare"
kit to optimise its use with their particular soil.
All the Solvita test kits use patented gel
technology and come with a comprehensive guide that converts
the test readings into simple to understand advice on what
to do next.
The Solvita test is officially recognised
in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and Europe-wide in the Eco-label
program of compost characterisation.