SoilTech or Ants?

Found a great article today about soils and ants, yes ants.  I posted it on our twitter page (@soiltec) with the caption saying “SoilTech taking a cue from the insect world, or is it the other way around..?”.  In the article, scientist tested the soil that ants bring up from the ground or in other

Increase Root Growth and Density

One of our last blog posts was about a comprehensive test of SoilTech by ISTRC, and one of those tests measured root growth. The test was performed over a short period of time and a reader, Sean, asked about what SoilTech would do over a longer period of time.  So thanks to Sean for bringing

Soil Respiration Rate

Introduction: This test was performed to investigate whether the addition of SoilTech to various soils can support the claim “aerates soil”. Many users claim that SoilTech improves lawn drainage and makes zoysia grass and bermuda grass care easy. It is widely accepted that soils with poor structure break down to a mud as the amount

Aggregate Stability Test

What Are Soil Aggregates? Soil aggregates are oil particles that bind together into clumps.  When they bind together, pore spaces increase and because without proper pore space air and water penetration is greatly reduced. What is Aggregate Stability? Aggregate stability refers to the ability of soil aggregates to resist dispersion when outside forces (usually associated

USDA & Iowa St Test

Introduction: A soil aggregate is defined as many soil particles held in a single mass or cluster, such as a clod, crumb, block, or prism (Brady and Weil, 2002). Pore space created by binding these particles together improves retention and exchange of air and water. Stability of soil aggregate refers to the ability of soil