920 Samoa Blvd, Ste 217, Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 633-8885
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Consulting Services

Consulting Service Options

Avoid crop loss and save money with our confidential expert guidance on amendments and farm management. Put your soil test results into practice while minimizing pests and disease. We help you with the science of agriculture so that you can focus on being a farmer.​

60 Minute Consultation       

  • Consultations are $300 each for up to an hour with the scientist. 
  • Book yourself for a consultation by clicking the button below.
  • If you would like to be consulted on test results, please select DBS as your “third party” on your soil test order form when submitting your sample OR upload the results to the intake form that you will receive upon completing your booking.
  • If test results are required for this appointment, you will want to schedule your appointment with sample turn around time in mind.  Usually 7-10 days from the date you submitted your sample.
  • You will receive a confirmation email, click the link to fill out a webform prior to your consultation. This allows a chance to articulate your issue and upload documents that you’d like us to review prior to your appointment.

Nutrient Management

Increase yields, save the environment, and protect yourself from pests and disease with crop management plans from Dirty Business Soil. We help make sure that you’re prepared for every eventuality by managing the science so you can focus on being a farmer.

Lab report on work bench

Nutrient Management Plan               

  • Nutrient Management plans are $300 per recipe and must be based on a soil test.
  • Multiple recipes may be needed for multiple soil test results. This will be determined at the time of your appointment and charged prior to beginning the recipes.
  • Get your soil tested with Imperial Analytics.
  • Be sure to indicate, DBS as your “third party” on the sample order form, in order to have results sent to us for recipe creation.
  • Book yourself for an NMP intake appointment by  clicking the button below.
  • Soil test results must be completed prior to the appointment, you will want to schedule your appointment with sample turn around time in mind.  Usually 7-10 days from the date you submitted your sample.
  • You may take your recipe to your supplier of choice for order fulfilment. 

Pest and Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Not sure why your plants are unhappy? Can’t tell if it’s pest or disease, or both? Not sure what to do about it? We will work to solve your mystery. Whether we find it on the spot or send it off for further testing, you will walk away with a solution to your plant problem.

1. Drop off an entire plant, or plant parts if the whole plant is not available. Include the roots, crown, stem and leaf tissue. Especially the areas of obvious concern.
2. Click to schedule your consultation.
3. Fill out the intake form that will be sent in your email, upload photos and videos of issue
4. We will call you at your schedule appointment time.

Pest and Disease Diagnosis

Bring in an entire plant if possible so we can see all the parts from top to bottom, including the root crown. We will assess your photos, videos, and story. Then we will conduct a plant dissection and pest ID on the plant tissue. This includes one hour with the scientist while they are conducting the diagnostic, as well as treatment options once the problem is discovered. Sometimes further testing is needed, which will come at an extra charge.

Pest and disease Identification

Contamination and Remediation

Contamination and Remediation

 

Site Visit

Let DBS come to you! We put our professional eye on your cultivation site, and use our expertise to help you streamline your processes and improve your farm management through the lens of a Professional Agricultural Consultant.

Sarah at a site visit

We Help Farmers All Season

Each phase of the growing season has unique challenges, and our services help you identify and address them before they impact your plants!

Plant

We Recommend the following consulting services to prevent problems before they start:

  • Seedling IPM wash
  • Beneficial insect for soil cleansing
  • Preventative IPM Planning
  • Pre-Plant Nutrient Management Plan

 

Grow

Recommended Consulting Services for the Grow phase:

  • Beneficial Insect Deliveries
  • Top Dress Nutrient Management Plan.
  • Integrated Pest Management Plan
  • Agricultural Planning & Development

Bloom

Recommended Consulting Services for the Bloom phase:

  • Beneficial Insect Deliveries
  • Top Dress Nutrient Management Plan.
  • Integrated Pest Management Plan
  • Agricultural Planning & Development

Harvest

Recommended Consulting Services for the Harvest phase:

  • Winter Garden Preparations
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Agricultural Planning & Development
  • Purchase inputs in the winter – Fertilizer and pesticide projections