Healthy playing surfaces, protected ecosystems, and improved water quality isn’t environmentalism.

It’s the future.


The data is clear: Healthy soil is better for your turf, your course and your business.



By now you’ve probably heard of, maybe even paid for, a mail-in DNA test.

Weeks after dropping a saliva sample in the mail, a detailed description of your genetic makeup arrives. Some of these tests also offer detailed health histories, outlining biological predispositions that can prompt intervention and prevention that’s literally saving human lives.

The science and thinking behind Branch Creek’s Soil Health Test isn’t too far removed from this now-popular model. By providing superintendents with soil’s “DNA” – its biological profile – we arm them with the ability to quantify the impact that chemical inputs and cultural practices have on the biology in their soil.

This first of its kind test is the result of years of careful research.

Two Tests. One Goal.

Use Less Chemicals & Water

Nutrient Biological Test

The Branch Creek Nutrient Biological Test lets us get, “under the hood” of our greens and begin to understand how our fertility programs and cultural practices affect soil biology and outcomes. This groundbreaking test provides a total biological count as well as counts of the microbial strains that are responsible for cycling nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.


Vitality Test

Biology cannot thrive in contaminated soils and can be compromised by a variety of factors. Most soils are not healthy enough to support biological activity necessary for growth. The Branch Creek Vitality Test represents the second half of the soil health equation by determining the availability of nutrients to the plant as well as the soil’s ability to sustain biological activity.


The Green Sports Alliance: For healthier, safer places to play.

Branch Creek is proud to join major sports organizations across the country as members of the Green Sports Alliance, dedicated to making the spaces where we play and live healthier and safer.


Contact us to learn more