Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Soil Secrets Formulates Humus Soil Conditioners

Soil Secrets formulates Humus Soil Conditioners for the Home Owner and Farmer, as well as for the Engineering and Construction industries that deal with mine reclamation, erosion control, and vegetation management.

Humus has amazing properties that make it able to build soils whether the starting material is Sand or Clay. Humus added to sandy soils can increase water and nutrient retention. Humus added to clay soils can help increase drainage by aggregating clay particles.


Commercial Grade TerraPro® (Earth Magic®) is a unique concentrated humus product that contains a broad spectrum of beneficial soil microorganisms and soil enzymes along with a high percentage of Humic Acids (Humus). 

This product is used by Home Owners and Farmers to build productive soils.  The objective of this product is to fortify the soil with the best humic acid product possible at the highest concentration possible.

Follow the link below to learn more about Commercial Grade TerraPro® (Earth Magic®):

Agriculture Grade TerraPro® made for agriculture and other large industrial uses, the active ingredient of this product is the high concentration of Humic Acids that can function as a powerful biologic chemical of the soil, involved with hundreds if not thousands of bio-geo-chemical processes. Humic Acids are super molecules of soil that are essential for a healthy and productive soil and this product, formulated by Soil Secrets is guaranteed to have the highest biologic value of any humic acid product in the industry! 

This product can be used for agricultural and industrial applications, especially larger scale projects. The objective of this product is to make it economically feasible to fortify the soil with humic acids that work.

Follow the link below to learn more about Agriculture Grade TerraPro®:

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Humus Based Soil Conditioner Available from Soil Secrets

Agriculture Grade TerraPro® is a Humus Based Soil Conditioner formulated by Soil Secrets. Humus is decay resistant recalcitrant carbon compounds of soil that help to give soil its life and structure. Humus can help soils retain water and nutrients and improves soil structure.

Agriculture Grade TerraPro® is made for agriculture and other large industrial uses. The active ingredient of this product is the high concentration of (Humus) Humic Acids that can function as a powerful biologic chemical of the soil, involved with hundreds if not thousands of bio-geo-chemical processes.
Click on the Link below to view our Agriculture Grade TerraPro® 0.6 ft3 bag label.


The objective of Agriculture Grade TerraPro® is to make it economically feasible to fortify the soil with humic acids that work.


Please visit our website at: http://soilsecrets.com/  for more information about Agriculture Grade TerraPro® and Humus.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Humus or Humic Substances

Humic Substances Humic Substances are complex Carbon compounds found in soil. They sometime, but not always, contain active fractions call Humic, Humin and Fulvic. The common term for Humic Substances is Humus, often confused with compost, mushroom compost and peat moss. 

Humates are often sold as a source of Humic Substances and Humic Acids. Humates are an ore, more properly called Oxidized Lignite. Lignite is coal, oxidized means it is not useful in a power plant. However, Humates are not able to associate with water. 

Soil Secrets with the technical assistance of the National Labs has performed the only molecular analysis and characterization study of Humic Acids, which has allowed us the ability to formulate a Humic Acid product that works, because it is capable of associating with water and functioning with Supramolecular capabilities. 

To Learn more about Humus please visit the Soil Secrets website by clicking on the link below:

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Where Can You Buy Soil Secrets Products?

The Products of Soil Secrets can be purchased from locations across the Nation. Check out our website at: http://soilsecrets.com/

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

'Soil Secrets Humic Product Fixes Farm Soil Salt Problem'

Great news on some test results that just came in from Marana Arizona where a huge cotton grow-out experiment was conducted this year using Soil Secrets granular Ag Grade TerraPro Humic product.  I'm going to share with you the part of the test that was conducted on parts of the farm that were having problems with sodium and salt accumulation and yield had been dropping off. 

Protocol:
1. 70 acres of the farm that were impacted by high salt and soil dispersion were treated with 500 pounds of Ag Grade TerraPro.
2. Total input cost for the 70 acres = $8000 ($114.28 per acre)

Results:
1. Total revenue increase for the 70 acres that were formerly the lowest production areas of the farm  = $28,000 
2. Net profit for the 70 acres was $20,000 or $285.71 per acre.
3. The 70 acre plot that was always the lowest production area of the whole farm was able to out produce beat all three surrounding fields, producing one extra bale per acre.


Click on the following link to learn more about Soil Secrets Agricultural Grade TerraPro product:



Michael Martin Meléndrez
Managing Member of Soil Secrets LLC
www.soilsecrets.com
michael@soilsecrets.com

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

To Till or Not To Till, that is the question? Part 2:


Another benefit, but not the only benefit of the mycorrhizal fungi No Till relationship is that of 'Humic Recalcitrant Carbon Molecule' production in the soil.  That's the stuff that's black in color and which gives a top soil its characteristic darker color.  It's also the stuff that by bad habit the entire industry generically calls humic acids.   The term humic acid (or acids) does not describe specific molecular structures and the term does not follow the rules of chemistry nomenclature.  However since our State Regulatory offices use this old fashion term and have very vague methods of measuring the stuff, we are stuck with using the term for now.    When Nature builds these amazing carbon molecules, or you supplement them by adding soil conditioners such as TerraPro by Soil Secrets, the molecules involved play a huge role in building macro-aggregate structure.  This is caused by the polarity value of the molecules causing a 'mechanism of action' (MOA).  See the image below which shows a collapsed, dispersed clay that has been reclaimed by using TerraPro, so it now has good macro aggregate structure. 


Being Recalcitrant, these carbon molecules have a long life expectancy in the soil as they do not decay back into CO 2 like compost, manure and mulches will do.   So back to the question of Till or Not to Till? Where do the Humic Recalcitrant molecules come from in the soil?  I'm convinced that they do not come directly from the decay of dead things, such as compost, manures and mulches.  More specifically I believe they are coming from the precursor amino acids of the proteins found in the hyphae of the mycorrhizal fungal tissues.  Another reason to inoculate with quality mycorrhizal products and Not to Till! 

Click on the following link to learn more about Soil Secrets “White Lightning” mycorrhizal inoculant: 

Click on the following link to learn more about Soil Secrets “TerraPro” Soil Conditioner:



Michael Martin Meléndrez
Managing Member of Soil Secrets LLC
www.soilsecrets.com
michael@soilsecrets.com

To Till or Not To Till, that is the question? Part 1:


The concept of no-till is to favor the proliferation of mycorrhizal fungal roots on the roots of the crop.  The mycorrhizae produce a vast network of fungus roots called hyphae that are microscopic, however they are of critical importance in holding the soil structure together in what we call macro-aggregate structure.  They are also responsible for many other benefits to the host plant, but for now let’s stick to the soil structure benefit.  The slide below shows this soil fungal hyphae relationship. 


When we plow or till soil we clobber this relationship, making it difficult for mycorrhizal fungi to perpetuate in an agricultural setting for very long, resulting in most agriculture crops not being mycorrhizal.  This includes organic farms as well! 

Beyond the physical characteristic of the fungal hyphae gluing the soil macro-aggregate structure together, the hyphae also contain huge amounts of Nitrogen, which potentially is the single largest contributor of that element to the Soil Food Web.  How do we know this, because research has measured the fungal tissues at  10% Nitrogen, a big number when compared to the many approved organic fertilizers on the market.  For example, liquid fish is only 2% Nitrogen, a very expensive way to get Nitrogen into the system.  Protein Crumblies, a product of Soil Secrets is 8% Nitrogen and a much more affordable way of getting organic nitrogen into the system, when supplemental nitrogen is needed!    So if you inoculate your crop seed every year with a mycorrhizal product like Soil Secrets “White Lightning” you will most likely have an abundance of mycorrhizal tissues always cycling in the soil contributing Nitrogen while they are also gluing the soil together.  What a Great Idea!

Click on the following link to learn more about Soil Secrets “White Lightning” mycorrhizal inoculant: 



Michael Martin Meléndrez
Managing Member of Soil Secrets LLC
www.soilsecrets.com
michael@soilsecrets.com