Company Profile

Soil and water quality are just as important to the long term health of humanity as the air we breathe.

Healthy soil is a living, biologically diverse environment that recycles nutrient and captures carbon to create the food we eat, the natural environment we enjoy and the playing surfaces for many of the world’s major sports.

Since the 1940’s, agriculture, horticulture and turf management has come to rely on cheap, readily available inorganic fertilisers and pesticides to stimulate plant growth, enhance yield and control disease. Currently, fertilisers are not cheap, many pesticides are banned and soil productivity is seriously declining.

Symbio believes you have a choice, you either promote healthy soils allowing the biology to work for you, whilst you reap the benefits of plant and soil evolution.  Alternatively, you use soil as a receptacle for chemicals and fight nature in a perpetual battle. Soil and water based microorganism’s drive all the nutrient cycles that ensure our planet’s survival.  Microbial communities degrade organic matter, recycling nutrients essential for plant and animal growth.

Symbio was established in 1990 to research and commercialise these biological solutions, which maximise soil and plant health.  Our initial research partner was a ‘spin off’ from the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Subsequently, we have formed collaborative partnerships and sponsored PhD research projects with the Universities of London, Surrey and Swansea. We also collaborate with researchers, and biotech laboratories and agronomists in the USA, The Netherlands and Scandinavia to produce the best solutions to meet our customers’ requirements.

Product improvement and market development is a continuing process and we welcome approaches from researchers and distribution companies who share our values and would like to work with us.

Symbio is pleased to announce that its MycoForce range of Mycorrhizal Inoculants were awarded Millennium Product status as one of the best new technologies developed in Britain to enhance the environment.

For more information please visit the main Symbio website at: www.symbio.co.uk.