microBIOMETER® – Soil Health Test Kit

$225.00$750.00

This microBIOMETER® Starter Kit estimates microbial biomass and fungal to bacterial ratio by smartphone app. The kit includes supplies for 10 soil tests and comes in a sturdy, reusable box.

Downloads Herbi – Micro Biometer Flyer Herbi – All about MicroBIOMETER microBIOMETER compared to CFE – simple Calibration of microBIOMETER® and comparison to CFE microBIOMETER_Validation and uses 2-2020 Readings chart for microBiometer kit readings Summary of Studies microBiometer

Finally, there is a way to measure if soil or related products actually team with microbes! The microBIOMETER® is an advancement in measuring soil food web activity that finally lets us know if our inputs are working. It is an invaluable new tool with tremendous potential to improve our soils.

Jeff Lowenfels
Author of “Teaming with Microbes”, “Teaming with Fungi”,
and “Teaming with Nutrients”

How does the microBIOMETER® test work

The extraction powder, loosens the microbes from the soil and the whisking completes the job. The test card contains a membrane that retains the colored microbes on the surface. The phone analyzes the picture and the amount of color correlates with the amount of microbes. We express microbial biomass as biomass of carbon on the assumption that the dry weight of microbes is 50% carbon.

IMPORTANT TESTING NOTES:

  • The microBIOMETER® app is not yet compatible with the iPhone 14 series, we are working diligently to get those devices up and running for testing.
  • Fungal to bacterial ratio data available when testing soil and compost, NOT compost teas or extracts.

#1  Starter Kit includes:

  • 10 Test cards
  • 10 Reagent packets
  • 10 Reusable extraction vials
  • 10 Reusable pipettes
  • 2  Soil sifters
  • 1  Whisker with extra probe
  • 1  Soil sampler
  • 1  Capped measurer
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Magnet
  • 1 Testing platform

#2  Refill Kit 10 includes:

  • 10 Test cards
  • 10 Reagent packets
  • 1 Reusable extraction vial
  • 1 Reusable pipette
  • 1  Test platform

#3  Refill Kit 50 includes:

  • 50 Test cards
  • 50 Reagent packets
  • 5 Reusable extraction vials
  • 5 Reusable pipettes
  • 1  Test platform

Downloads

Herbi – Micro Biometer Flyer
Herbi – All about MicroBIOMETER
microBIOMETER compared to CFE – simple
Calibration of microBIOMETER® and comparison to CFE
microBIOMETER_Validation and uses 2-2020
Readings chart for microBiometer kit readings
Summary of Studies microBiometer

Additional information

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Quantity

#1 Starter Kit – 10 Tests, #2 Refill Kit – 10 Tests, #3 Refill Kit – 50 Tests