BIOTREX is a scientific analysis technology that is based on the Simulation of the Digestibility of microorganisms.
A special test plate containing 95 different types of organic matter (food for the microorganisms) is used in BIOTREX analysis. It measures the metabolism (digestibility) of the whole microbial community in the sample at 15-minute intervals for 48 hours at a constant temperature.
The result will be expressed by a single number index indicating the diversity and vitality of microorganisms, which are the most important points for both soil health and sustainability.
Producing good compost requires experience and knowledge. Compost can be either a good food source or a toxic substance for microorganisms, depending on the raw materials, the method of fermentation, and the timing of mixing. BIOTREX assists in stabilizing quality and proving it to customers.
It is increasingly recognized that no-till farming prevents soil erosion and keeps the nutrients in the soil. Minimizing disturbance is also desirable for soil microorganisms. With BIOTREX, you can see trends in how your farming practices are affecting your microorganisms in a single number.
The method was invented by Dr. Kazunari Yokoyama, a former researcher at the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO). Based on his research, DGC Technology commercialized it in 2010, and over the last decade, BIOTREX has been used in over 20,000 cases by numerous farmers, corporates, and local governments in Japan.
Soil: Depending on the purpose, there are two patterns.
Materials: Mix well and take 500g.
Please put the sample in the aluminum bags sent by us. Seal well and dispatch to the designated address by standard post. It is unnecessary to send them in cold condition, but please be very careful not to let them dry out.
You will receive the results in a PDF file via email. A hard copy of the results is also available upon request.
Consulting services are under development. All essential information will be provided to you in a guidebook.