The BioArva Soil Scientists, Farm Consultants & Agricultural Consultants Turn Dead Dirt Into Live Soil

The Difference
Dirt & Soil

Soil degradation to dirt is one of the biggest threats to farm productivity. As soil scientists and agricultural consultants, we help farmers rebuild and protect the life in their soils to yield a healthy and productive farm for both present and future generations.
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Recognize The Characteristics of Dirt

Soil degradation has numerous causes and results not only in reduced crop yields and crop quality, but has a devastating long-term effect upon farm land. By definition, soil is a mixture of trapped gases, organic matter, live organisms, mineral content, and liquid elements that create a hospitable environment for organic life. Organisms are an integral part of soil, and they are the builders and architects of the underworld, providing structures for airways and waterways to pass deep into the earth. Contrarily, soils that lack a functioning system of microscopic animals; we refer to as dirt.


Dirt lacks structure and microaggregates, built by fungi, that hold soil together and is easily blown or washed away by wind, rain or irrigation.


Since dirt lacks beneficial organisms, it is more prone to compaction requiring deeper tillage and heavier tractors leading to more compaction.

Water Holding Capacity

Dirt lacks the ability to retain water and must be constantly irrigated as nutrient leaching and runoff are an increasing problem environmentally.

Nutrient Profile

Plants grown in dirt rely on whatever soluble minerals might be present depending on the parent material and the application of costly fertilizers.

Pests & Diseases

Dirt lacks beneficial organisms but becomes open territory for fast growing pathogenic organisms that thrive on nutrient deficient plants.

Environmental Factors

Chemical applications (fertilizers included) inhibit microorganisms and destroy the soil structure which leads to erosion and compaction.

The Difference Between Live Soil & Dead Dirt

The only way to know if you have soil or dirt is to take a look. The microscope is the best tool we have to know what organisms are present or missing to determine if nutrient cycling is happening sufficiently. Live soil contains a complex network of organisms that quite possibly could be as diverse as the oceans. This network of life is known as the food web; functioning as a prey vs predator system in the animal kingdom starting with bacteria and fungi.

Water Efficiency

Bacteria and fungi cannot live without water so it is their imperative to work together to build sticky glue-like aggregates that combine to form structures which serve to hold and retain water but also allow drainage and air flow since they both require oxygen.

Nutrient Sources

Sand, silt and clay contain all the minerals found on earth which are mined and consumed by fungi and bacteria in exchange for root sugars released by the plant. Fungi and bacteria are then consumed by microscopic predators and excreted as nitrogen and minerals in plant available forms.

Improved Yields

Plants work with the biology to get the nutrients they need and protection from disease and pests so they can spend more energy on production. The ideal farming scenario for a commercial farm or home garden is to maximize outputs while minimizing inputs.

Reduced Expenses

Remove the need to buy and apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Reduce tillage. Imagine not having those expenses increasing year after year. Stay ahead of the game and let nature do the work. Agriculture is moving in a new direction. Be part of that move and bring value back to farming.

Our Process

In most cases, our comprehensive soil analysis and restoration service follows a variation of this sequence relevant to the property in question.

1. Testing

We will conduct a soil test as a starting point for our strategic soil restoration plan.

  • Test your soil to determine microorganism presence and fertility levels
  • Based upon soil test results, define a strategy to improve soil conditions
  • Coordinate strategy with a timeline of activities that works with seasonal and management schedules

2. Application

We create a locally-derived blend of biological inputs for the microorganism profile.

  • Locally produce the soil food web microorganisms to be applied to your soil
  • Educate staff how to manage biologically complete compost
  • Monitor the biological inputs being applied to soil in conjunction with proposed timeline

3. Analysis

We measure results and adapt to soil biology changes by making scientific adjustments.

  • Routine soil biology testing to monitor the health of microorganism colonies
  • Monitor farm activities to see if microorganisms are being affected by activities
  • Continued input and analysis activities to ensure all soil food web organisms are optimal
Important Considerations
The lack of beneficial microorganisms living in the soil and upon plant surfaces results in pests and disease. Our approach is to identify what is and is not present in your soil and create a systematic approach to both balance your soil and make it most habitable for the organisms your crops need to thrive.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need to Work With a Soil Scientist Near Me?

Regardless of whether you have a home garden or a farm business, when you decide that you need to work with an experienced soil scientist near you, there are a few things that should affect your decision-making. A soil scientist can help to evaluate soil fertility and create a plan to enhance crop production systems. A farm business has many factors that affect decision-making from supply chain management, crop rotation cycles, and how to most sustainably manage the biological life factors affecting your soil.



What Does an Agricultural Consultant Do?

Agricultural consultants are often soil scientists who offer advice on the management and usage of agricultural land. In most cases, they specialize either in technical or business experience; experts in the latter field advise rural landowners on business strategy and financial matters, while other technical specialists analyze how best to maximize the productivity of the land in use.

In addition, they also work with farmers and ranchers to help them achieve and sustain maximum productivity by improving the management techniques, marketing programs and fertilizers and pesticides.

Before you start scouting for reliable agricultural consultants, you need to be clear about what your soil science needs are. BioArva can offer expert guidance, soil scientist services, and recommendations in the context of land management techniques, application of pesticides and fertilizers, and soil rehabilitation best practices.

Can BioArva Help as Farm Consultants?

Through our soil science analysis, our soil scientists can help you to identify the factors that are affecting beneficial microorganism colonies in your soil and create a science-backed plan to help restore biological life to your soil.

How Can a Soil and Plant Scientist Help?

The field of soil science is growing at a very fast rate and is predicted to be one of the growing fields of interest in the next few years. It is all about knowing more about soil science, and how soil scientists can help farmers better understand the microorganism colonies in your soil and what needs to be done to enhance the soil for specific crops.

A soil scientist would be an excellent person to hire if you are looking at starting a commercial farming operation. Even if you're looking to enhance your own home garden, it would be a good idea to contact a soil scientist, because soil scientists would know exactly how to increase the productivity of your agricultural yields. Soil scientists would also know what kinds of organic compost based fertilizers to create and which crops and crop locations need to have special biological elements friendly to the lacking microbes are needed the most. There are many things that a soil scientist will be able to teach you will definitely benefit from their advice.

What is Agriculture Strategy Consulting?

The use of agriculture strategy consulting is a relatively new concept that was developed in order to assist the farming community by working with soil scientists to better understand the life present in a farm's soil.

Agricultural strategy consulting is employed to help with making decisions regarding where and how various types of produce, plants, trees, and other crops are grown.

Whether you are an agricultural farmer, a livestock rancher or a commercial farmer who grows specialized crops, you can benefit from our strategies and tactics.

Do We Need a Farm Soil Consulting Company?

One of the reasons why people consult with farmland specialists in soil restoration is to enhance their crop yields while reducing the amount of natural resources needed each season. Often, farmers have an idea in mind regarding their ideal crops and production yields, but lack the soil science research to understand what needs to be done in order to optimize their fields for production. Our soil scientists will help farmers identify the existing biological life in the soil, and create a soil science based plan to enhance the beneficial microorganism colonies.

Agricultural Management Consultants' Role

There are many benefits of consulting with qualified agricultural consultants and soil scientists. An agricultural consultant or soil scientist not only identifies problems affecting biological life in soil, but can also suggest practical soil science solutions and even create a solution onsite that is based in soil science.


Do You Offer Sustainable Farm Consulting?

The term "sustainable agriculture" is being used more these days to refer to farming practices that are based on the concept of conservation of resources, as well as promoting environmental quality based upon soil science and soil fertility.

It is important to note that sustainable agriculture does not only refer to organically produced food but also to various systems such as soil conservation, energy conservation, an ecological food system, cop rotation, production systems, water conservation etc. An agricultural consultant or soil scientist is best prepared to help a farm understand what factors are affecting farmland and how to restore the microorganisms necessary to optimize plant health and production yields.

From our perspective as soil scientists and agricultural consultants, sustainable agriculture is actually a farm management approach based on standard soil fertility and science principles: plants grow best in live soil, not dead dirt.

If successful, a farm business pursuing sustainable agriculture will promote environmental quality by ensuring a balance between the natural regeneration of soil and by preventing or reducing the pressure on the natural ecosystem. In other words, sustainable agriculture aims at improving the ecological, economic, and even the social conditions.

How Do Farming Industry Consultants Help?

A farming industry consultant can advise as to what impacts certain crops and industrial fertilizers will have upon your soil. When it comes to rural development of farmlands and evaluating soil fertility for future opportunities of crops on farmland, it is essential to do soil analysis and work with an agricultural consultant or soil scientist to best plan for future resource usage. While other farms trend towards the use of fertilizers and genetically modified crops, we believe that the best application of the latest technology in our farm consulting services is return to the past, which focuses upon natural soil health.


How to Start with Farming Consultancy Services?

If you are seeking the expertise of an agricultural consultant, then just contact us today.

Is BioArva a Farm Design Consultant?

A farm design consultant is an experienced professional who can help a farm owner define the different stages of farm production and what must be done to prepare a farm for the produce to be cultivated.

Industrial Versus Organic Farm Consultant

Choosing an industrial versus organic farm consultant, soil scientist or agricultural consultant for your business or farm is not as easy as you may think. Most often, people want to go with organic farming methods because they believe that they are more "green" and better for the environment, but when they realize that there is a significant amount of soil fertility analysis and soil preparation that needs to be done they tend to get discouraged.

There are several things to look for when you are looking at starting an organic farm. One is the use of chemicals. On an organic farm, certain chemicals are not able to be used as a means of pest control and growth control. Also, future organic farmers will find that they are unable to synthetic fertilizers as well. In such a case it becomes quite critical for a farm to have a plan that will allow it to first create healthy soil and secondly produce high yields of healthy crops.

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