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Month: September 2013

Living Organic Fertilizer

Living Organic Fertilizer OMRI Listed and Processed with Natural Trace Minerals and Beneficial Microorganisms Living Organic Fertilizer is a innovative, OMRI listed, biologically active fertilizer manufactured by Mighty Grow. Made from poultry litter and processed with live beneficial microbes and trace minerals, this revolutionary product is an all purpose, premium fertilizer. Living Organic fertilizer is…

Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria

Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria   Great review article about plant growth promoting bacteria. The link, citation, and author are below. The author believes, as I do, that in the not to distant future, plant growth promoting bacteria, PGPB, will begin to replace chemicals used in agriculture, horticulture, environmental cleanup strategies, and even in home gardening.…

What do Soil Organisms Do?

  What do Soil Organisms Do? Soil Organisms We’re all aware that our soils are teeming with life, from the microscopic (bacteria) to the macroscopic (earthworms). In this post, we’ll examine some of the common soil organisms and discuss what they do in the soil. First, the players. Here’s a list of common organisms found…

Composting Palm Trees

Composting Palm Trees   Using Custom GP and Custom B5   Composting Palm Trees Palm trees are great to look at, but composting palm trees is a major headache here in South Florida. Palm trees are notoriously difficult to compost and many composting facilities separate palm tree wastes from other types of landscaping waste material…

Sustainable Development Key for UN Action Agenda

Sustainable Development Key for UN Action Agenda Sustainable development is one of 5 keys for the UN’s action agenda over the next few year. The major components of the sustainable development plan are halting farmland expansion, close yield gaps, reduce waste, shift diets, and use inputs more strategically. Using inputs mores strategically is a key…

Beneficial Soil Microbes

Beneficial Soil Microbes in the News Beneficial soil microbes include everything from bacteria to fungi. These microscopic forms of life are getting a lot of attention in agriculture these days. This article sums up a feature article in this months Scientific American. The article looks at how soil microbes may revolutionize agriculture. Two other recent…

Soil Quality using Management Practices

Soil Quality using Management Practices Soil quality is the most important factor for long term agricultural productivity . A good soil manager will monitor the organic content of the soil, water holding capacity, and a host of other soil quality parameters that are discussed in detail in the article below.  Soil quality also relies on…