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How do soil microbes influence nutrient availability?

How do soil microbes influence nutrient availability? This article, from Caitlin Hodges at Penn State University, asks an important question. How do soil microbes influence nutrient availability? Nutrient Availability Its no secret that plants need a number of important nutrients. Often these nutrients are hidden in plain site. They are in the soil or air,…

Liquid Fertilizer has less Nitrogen run-off

Liquid fertiliser study finds less harmful nitrogen run-off to Great Barrier Reef Here’s a great article discussing using liquid fertilizer to reduce nitrogen runoff. In this case, they’re protecting the Great Barrier Reef. A link to the complete article is below and yes, I know, the Aussies spell fertilizer with an “s”. Here’s some highlights.…

No-Till Soil vs Tilled Soil a Novel Experiment

No-Till Soil vs Tilled Soil a Novel Experiment Here’s an interesting experiment designed to show the differences in microbial activity in no-till soil versus tilled soil. While the experiment was not designed to get detailed information, it does have the effect of showing that no-till soil has higher microbial activity than tilled soil. The experiment was…

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture. Here’s a situation where a picture does tell a thousand words. The picture below is a side by side comparison showing Biota Max™, a biofertilizer, (on the left) and untreated (on the right). This is a great example of the power of using beneficial microorganisms in agriculture,…

Beneficial Bacteria for Plants – Growing Corn

Beneficial Bacteria for Plants Growing Corn by Using Biofertilizers The use of beneficial bacteria for plants has increased in recent years, along with the increased use of biofertilizers in general. This article shows the use of beneficial bacteria in growing corn. Biofertilizers Here’s  the definition of biofertilizer from Wikipedia. A Bio fertilizer (also bio-fertilizer) is…

The Agricultural Microbials Market is Exploding

The Agricultural Microbials Market is Exploding To many people, the agricultural microbials market is a new, untested market. This is simply untrue. In fact, the agricultural microbials market is exploding. Companies that are in the agricultural market would be wise to enter this growth market. According to a published report¹, the agricultural microbials market is…

Beneficial Microbes for Plants – Microbes

Beneficial Microbes used by Custom Biologicals I’m often asked how we choose the beneficial microbes for plants that we use in our products. I’ll use this post to describe the process we use to choose our bacteria and fungi used in our biological products. Beneficial Microorganisms for Plants Criteria Custom Biologicals uses six criteria when…