DBS Test & Services Pricing

Avoid crop loss and save money with our confidential expert guidance on amendments and farm management.

 

Soil Tests

How To Sample Soil video

Full Nutrient Test $100

  • This gives you your basic plant available Macro and Micro nutrients at a soluble level.
  • Measures the basics: pH, EC, Organic Matter, Micros and Macros at a soluble level.
  • Need help reading your report? Includes comments by a Soil Scientist
  • This is perfect when combined with our Nutrient Management Plan

Advanced Nutrient Test $140.00

Measures the basics at soluble and insoluble levels

  • Measures the basics: pH, EC, Organic Matter, Micros and Macros at a soluble level.
  • Also reveals the nutrients that are getting bound and held in your soil.
  • Need help reading your report? Includes comments by a Soil Scientist
  • This is perfect when combined with our Nutrient Management Plan

Advanced Biological Panel $300.00

  • Ensure that your soil has the beneficial biology it needs to thrive
  • Combat potential pathogens by keeping your beneficial biology in line
  • Identifies total and active fungi and bacteria, including nematodes and protozoa
  • Quantify – exact numbers of organisms in your soil or compost
  • Best when coupled with a Compost Tea Plan

Biological Quickie $100

  • Ensure that your soil has the beneficial biology it needs to thrive
  • Includes a qualitative microscopy test to assess soil microbial health – general biological overview
  • If you need fast results, the turnaround time with a quickie is  2-3 days
  • If you need a more comprehensive panel, we suggest the Advanced Biological Panel
  • Best when coupled with a Compost Tea Plan

Sha-Bang-Bang​ ​$150

This is a Full Nutrient Test with application rates that you need to balance key nutrient levels.

  • Includes: pH, EC, Organic matter panel, Soluble Macronutrients, Micronutrients
  • Also includes application rates for: Ca, Mg, K, and pH adjustment
  • Not necessary if you’re getting a Nutrient Management Plan
  • This test includes comments by a Soil Scientist

Original Gardener ​$200

This is an Advanced Nutrient Test with application rates that you need to balance key nutrient levels.

  • Includes: pH, EC, Organic matter panel, Soluble AND Total Macro &  Micronutrients.
  • Not necessary if you’re getting a Nutrient Management Plan
  • Also Includes application rates for: Ca, Mg, K, and pH adjustment
  • This test includes comments by a Soil Scientist

Plants / Tissue Tests:

How to collect plant tissue sample video
What you can’t see can hurt your plants and ruin your season. Test for pests and pathogens on incoming plants and throughout the season.

Pest I.D. $100

  • Plant:Get all incoming clones and new plants tested to protect your farm before contaminating your crop. Also be sure to monitor throughout the season & for acute infestation.
  • Grow/Bloom: Test suspicious plant material. Get confirmation or a second opinion on what you may have.  You don’t want to make a guess, make sure you know if you have a pest before it’s too late.
  • This includes pest ID, report, pest informational sheet, and extraction
  • Includes transport to UC Extension (if needed) for further identification

Pesticide Test $300

  • Pre Plant: Ensure the genetics that you are growing are clean before you grow them out. A must for incoming moms and babies.
  • Can identify up to 70 pesticides
  • Reveals minimal residual pesticide levels which are the detection limits.  (parts per billion)

Plant Pathology Test $300

Identifies any fungal, bacterial, or viral diseases that could be attacking your plants.

  • ​Assessment for plant diseases (Fungal, bacterial, viral) using microscopy and plating
  • Note: This is not a test for soil – you don’t need a pathology on your soil, your results would be inconclusive.
  • In house identification up to 72 hours; if further testing is needed, up to 3-weeks

Plant Tissue Nutrient Test $115

  • Identifies any nutrient deficiencies or toxicities in your plant tissue before you see them. Avoid nutrient lockout so your plant can get all that it needs.
  • Measures plant nutrients, including Macronutrients: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Nitrate, Phosphate; * Micronutrients: Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc
  • Combine with a Soil Test to ensure the available nutrients in the soil are getting to your plant.

* Macronutrient – nutrients needed in large quantities by the plant.

  • Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Nitrate, Phosphate

* Micronutrients – nutrients needed in trace amounts by the plant.

  • Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Chloride, Boron

Water Tests:

How To Sample Water video link

  • It’s good to know what’s in your water before you feed it to you plants; hard water locks out nutrients.

Water Hardness $40

    Includes: pH, EC, Calcium, Magnesium

  • EPA water hardness designation

Complete Water test $115

  • Includes: pH, EC; Macro and Micro Nutrients
  • Includes EPA water hardness designation

PREVENTION IS YEAR ROUND PLANNING
“An ounce of prevention is worth more pounds to cure!”
~ Sarah Schuette, Co-Owner

DBS Farm Consulting

Avoid crop loss and save money with our confidential expert guidance on amendments and farm management.

Cultivation Plan – prices vary with farm sizes and needs.

Farm efficiency, Standard Operating Procedures, Safety Data Sheets ALL REQUIRED for licensing.

DBS WILL

  • Work with your compliance consultant to help with operations planning
  • Design a farm plan streamlining: equipment and stations set-up, create sitemaps
  • Create protocols and standard operating procedures (SOP) for your farm practices
  • Compile Safety Data Sheets for materials required by new regulation

Pre-Plant Nutrient Management Plan $300

  • We create a custom amendment blend, mixed and delivered to your door with a specialized app rate specific to your farm’s needs.
  • This is a must have before planting anything
  • We create a custom amendment blend, mixed and delivered to your door with a specialized app rate specific to your farm’s needs.
  • This is a must have before planting anything

Top Dress Plan $150

Give your plants the nutrient boost they need to complete the season healthy and strong.

  • We create a custom amendment blend, mixed and delivered to your door with a specialized app rate specific to your farm’s needs.
  • Maintain adequate nutrition throughout the season.
  • Integrated Pest Management Plan: REQUIRED for Licensing: Call for price as they vary with farm sizes and needs.
  • Our plans protect your plants from unwanted pests using clean practices.
  • Your CLEAN plan, using beneficial pests and companion plants, will reduce pesticide use
  • Grow clean with the end product in mind

Integrated Pest Management Plan – prices vary with farm sizes and needs.

  • Our plans protect your plants from unwanted pests using clean practices.
  • Your CLEAN plan, using beneficial insects, companion plants, and monitoring practices will reduce pesticide use
  • Grow clean with the end product in mind

Beneficial Soil Biology and Compost Tea Disease Prevention – prices vary with farm sizes and needs

  • Disease prevention as well as curative concoctions
  • If you have had diseases, like fusarium, in the past this is the plan for you.
  • Targeted biologicals to prevent and treat pests and disease
  • Create a healthy ecosystem that encourages strong vibrant plants

Winterizing Plan – $300

Don’t dump your soil, improve it to save money and ensure a successful season next year.

  • Soil test – to assess nutrients and organic matter at the end of your cycle
  • Mini Nutrient Management Plan – custom amendment recipe to condition your soil during the winter months. This maintains a living soil throughout the winter and reduces your fertilizer cost and workload in the Spring. Optimize growth & minimize fertilizer and labor cost next season.
  • Beneficial insect recommendation to scavenge for larvae and eggs that may be overwintering in your soil.
  • Cover Crop seed application rate to break the pest cycle, maintain a living root system, and retain nutrients for the spring.
  • Compost tea kit and instructions for a 50-gallon brew to encourage beneficial biology during the winter months

Workshops

Compost Tea

      • How to set up, brew, and use your own compost tea
      • Learn your beneficial biology to determine quality (good guys vs bad guys)
      • Learn how to use your microscope to determine when tea is ready

Integrated Pest Management

      • How to use natural methods (predators and enemies) to control pests
      • Learn how to use microscope to identify pests on your farm
      • Learn best practices for keeping records (Includes waterproof farmer manual)

DIY Monitoring – Soil Fertility 101

      • How to use pH & EC meters to understand what’s going on in your soil
      • How to read your soil test and what to do next
      • Mixing and watering in amendments
      • Amendment release rates
      • Learn best practices for keeping records (Includes waterproof farmer manual)

RETAINERS ROCK and have Rolling Expiration

VIP Retainer – $5,000

      • Priority Scheduling
      • 10% Discount on Testing Services*
      • 15% Discount on Consulting Services*
      • 50% Discount on DBS hosted workshops for one person (25% discount for farm associates)
      • * Discounts do not apply to Humboldt Ag Supply Products and Services

Golden Ticket Retainer – $10,000

      • Priority Scheduling
      • Free rush on all in house testing
      • 15% off all testing and DBS products *
      • 25% off all consulting services *
      • Free season pass for ALL DBS Workshops
      • Experts at your fingertips – cell phone access to DBS scientists
      • Highly recommended for farms keeping up with compliance laws and new regulations
*Discounts do not apply to Humboldt Ag Supply Products and Services