On Kuwait: That country is a member of the GCC, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, also known as the Gulf Cooperation Council,made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates and soon to join, Jordan and Morocco. The good news and another feather in the cap of Soil Secrets is that we have passed a major hurdle in getting our product exported into those nations, by passing some rigorous tests conducted by the Environment Department and the Agriculture Ministry of Kuwait. Since we have been approved in Kuwait, we are also approved for the entire GCC! I'm sharing this good news with you because this is significant to you and your buyers because it demonstrates once again that Soil Secrets is proving the efficacy of what we are selling, so you can be confident and proud in representing the products of Soil Secrets LLC.
I was recently asked to provide a simplified explanation on the importance of Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) values. My Response: CEC is the ability of a soil to hold onto plant nutrients. The finer the particle size the higher CEC value, generally speaking. For example sand particles are course and visible to the naked eye, where as clay particles are fine and are not visible to the naked eye. So clay will have a higher CEC value than sand. It is obvious to most of us that sand cannot hold onto water or nutrients as well as a soil with a finer texture. Therefore, soils rich in Clay and Loam size particles are universally recognized as being better for farming - CEC explains this. The numerical value for CEC represents how much nutrition can be held by a given amount of soil. For example one pound of a clay loam soil with a CEC value of 20 will hold 4 times as many nutrients as a sandy soil with a CEC value of 5. 20/4 = 5 . It's all about math, for example Nitrogen in