Geosmin: The Essence of
Healthy soils function at a higher capacity compared to unhealthy soils. Higher functioning soils are the foundation of higher functioning ecosystems. Improving the quality of your soil will help to improve water and air quality, wildlife habitat, and other “ecosystem services”. Higher functioning soils are more productive soils, which is good for your bottom line. If you are looking to rebuild your soil to a healthy state, we can help!
Virgil, the Roman poet, was also a prominent agronomist in his day. He recommended several different soil tests which captured both physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils. It is likely that at the very start of agriculture, humans used their noses to detect fertile soils. Geosmin, a naturally occurring soil compound produced from soil microorganisms, can be detected down to the part per trillion level and is indicative of healthy, functioning soils.
Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of communities, literally from the ground up. Through helping farmers manage their soil, we believe it is possible to rebuild soil and communities to a healthy and thriving state.