About DBS

Providing superior solutions to business challenges through the implementation of sound science, process modeling, and data management systems.

DBS’s unique intersection of cannabis, business, technology, and agriculture allows us to customize powerful management systems sized perfectly to your business.

With experience in all areas of cannabis production, both founders possess degrees in soil science and national professional certifications. DBS has excelled in bringing needed agricultural support services to the cannabis industry for over a decade.

Joanna Berg is Co-founder, CEO, and Nationally Certified Soil Scientist at DBS Analytics. She became involved in the cannabis industry in 2005 managing a retail supply store and cultivating all while getting a degree in natural resources and soil science. She specializes in pest and disease diagnosis & management, operational management, as well as business administration.

Sarah Schuette is Co-founder, CIO, and Nationally Certified Soil Scientist at DBS Analytics. Since 2007, she has worked for various government agencies on wetland delineation, soil conservation, and soil mapping. She currently specializes in fertilizer program development for cannabis farmers, data analytics, as well as digital database customization.

Contact DBS for integrated pest management support, SOP development, data management and record keeping, operational efficiency and project management.


As a cultivator, using an experienced crew such as DBS to create rock-solid results each time we turnover our operation is the best business decision a farmer can make. Amending hundreds of yards of soil effectively on that scale requires solid professional experience. Savings in labor, increased output, and ease of management are incalculable. I regularly use this service and recommend it to others.” ​
King Range Botanicals
“DBS helped us develop an essential virus and viroid testing protocol which is tantamount to our nursery success. DBS also created a solution for our real time inventory reporting that no other CRM had been able to resolve.”
Daniel Hendricks
HendRx Nursery
“Feeling confident about what our soil needed helped us to save money by not spending it on unneeded amendments for our garden. Having their Bloom & Grow mixes helped a ton with the simplicity of the amending process. The DBS team helped us feel confident about what nutrients we needed for that season. Savings of about $3000-10,000 a year, maybe more! 10x more efficient in applying our amendments through DBS. We love getting our soil results from DBS and the advice they always have for us. We get to start our year off feeling great about what we're providing for our plants. DBS is so helpful for our farm!! Incalculable saved labor, increased output and ease of management."
Sarah Scudder
Total Freedom Farms
“Dirty Business Soil (DBS) has emerged as the premier soil consulting entity in Humboldt County. Joanna and Sarah are an invaluable asset to those they serve, and a pleasure to work with. If you are in need of real, valuable, professional insight into your soil's needs, DBS is the clear choice.”
Michael Beck
Royal Gold
This season we have not needed liquids on our plants we attribute that to the strong compost teas and the amazing nutrient management plan. Can’t have one without the other. It’s the trifecta. First need food in the soil. Bringing the soil to life with compost tea and have right equipment brew and apply the teas."
Craig Johnson
Alpenglow Farms
“ DBS testing took all the guess work out of what our soil needed. We had a lot of hypotheses of what was wrong but the tests confirmed what we needed to know. I have nothing but the best to say for Sarah at DBS. I credit their soil analysis in 2015 a huge component in our top 10 placement in the emerald cup - I’d love to get my soil tested with them again.”
Leo Stone
Aficionado Seeds
"DBS provides an incredible service to the community which helps growers save money on unnecessary plant nutrients, which in turn decreases nutrient loading into our ecosystem. The team is dedicated to sharing their valuable knowledge through consultations and attending community and industry events. They clearly love what they do. I could go on…”
Mike Hoffman
FLRish Farms