About Us

AnCon Bio-Services: 

AnCon Bio-Services was founded over twenty years ago with the mission to use science to bring the natural balance back to your soil.   

Our main office may be reached at (510) 299-1826 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm (Eastern Time).

Our Mission: 

Provide any scale of soil-based grower an alternative to harsh, toxic, soil-contaminating chemicals, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers that destroy the living nature of our soil and ecologically damage our water and air

Our Findings:

AnCon Bio-Service's methodical approach utilizes real world data to eliminate the guess work and ensure consistency in balancing and optimizing your soil environment. As we balance and optimize the soils through the work of microbes and natural elements, plants experience improved metabolic rates resulting in increased immune system, increased yields, higher quality fruit and better flavors.

What We Believe: 

The human species is perhaps the most valuable “Keeper of Balance” in the Garden of Eden. At times, Mother Nature herself has temper tantrums with extreme hot and cold weather, floods, drought, etc... These extremes effectively throw the entire dynamic bio-sphere out of balance.
At AnCon Bio-Services we believe that human intervention is the clearest pathway to restoring equilibrium. Therefore, it is our goal to combine our Scientific Analysis with your Practical Knowledge and empower you as the, “Keeper of Balance,” restoring Mother Nature to equilibrium and optimizing whatever you choose to grow.

Our Methods: 

As any scientist quickly discovers, results in the laboratory rarely play out the same in the “real world.” With this in mind, AnCon Bio-Services began our studies in the fields and worked our way back into the laboratory, effectively reverse engineering those problems from the field. One thing we've learned during the last 20 years of research and development is how necessary the presence of the right microbes are in order to achieve optimal results in growing with little or NO use of Chemical Fertilizer, Pesticide, Nematicide or Fungicide. 

AnCon Bio-Services employs a standard “Order of Operations” to bring our science to the field.

  • Evaluate
  • Sample
  • Analyze
  • Diagnosis
  • Recommend
  • Implement

Know the Precise Contents, Deficiencies and Over-Abundances in Your Soil

With the ability to scientifically analyze your soil, water and plant tissue contents, AnCon Bio-Services details the current state of your gardening environment. Armed with detailed knowledge of elemental and mineral contents in your soil, we go to work with the right combination of wild microbial bacteria and natural elements to establish a balanced and ever improving healthy soil community.

Soil, Water and Tissue Sampling

Soil Analysis: tested for Cation exchange capacity, pH, buffer pH, organic matter content, exchangeable cations (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium) anions (Phosphates and Sulfates), total soluble salts, and extractable micro nutrients (Boron, Copper, Zinc, Manganese and Iron).Tells the presence and concentration of 12 elements in your soil, essential for optimal plant health

Water Analysis: tested for pH, presence and concentration of Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Nitrate-nitrogen, Chloride, Sulfate-sulfur, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Boron. Total dissolved solids, hardness, electrical conductivity, Sodium absorption ratio, adjusted Sodium absorption ratio and percent Sodium. A complete interpretation and discussion of the results is presented along with the analysis.

Plant Tissue Analysis: Tells where the “lock-up” exist in the soil. We analyze tissues using near-infrared photo spectrometry, measuring the presence of the following12 elements: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Boron and Sodium. Deficiencies and inconsistencies between plant tissue and soil contents explain which elements are presently “locked-up”, effectively blocking nutrient transport from the soil to the plant. 

Our “School of Thought”: 

Soil Food Web and Bottom-Up Effects
The Soil Food Web is a conceptual term for the entire community of organisms that live and interact with soil. It includes bacteria, fungi, nematodes, insects, the birds that feed on them, and everything in between. Bottom-up effects occur when changes to populations lower in the food chain affect those above, such as when an increase in bacteria results in greater levels of nematodes, which in turn results in more mites, and so on up.
Therefore, a soil’s ability to produce healthy, abundant fruits or vegetables is only as great as it's abundance of microbial activity. Heavy use of chemicals and chemical fertilizers depletes the natural population of these vital microbes. While “Mother Nature” is the source of all life, she also plays a role in depleting microbial communities in soils through droughts, floods and extreme heat and starvation. 

Today we benefit from the best of both Science and Nature. Through scientific analysis of data derived from Soil, Water and Plant Tissue Sampling we identify deficiencies, inconsistencies, over-abundances and lock-ups. By blending our knowledge of Soil Chemistry and Natural Elements with the right combination of microbes, we begin guiding “Mother Nature” back into balance. Achieving maximum potential requires returning “wild” microbes to chemically balanced soil rich with natural food sources; a necessary step to restoring the balance of microbes, minerals and overall vitality in your soil.