Most agree that the most essential part of a healthy and productive soil is the amazing carbon rich substance commonly called "Humus", the black stuff that makes a top soil different from dirt.
Regardless of what you are attempting to grow, wither it be trees, turf, a park, a sports field, or a crop, you cannot excel without the soil first being healthy. That characteristic is contingent upon the soil containing enough molecular carbon with the proper characteristics. This has been mysterious at the least for most of us, however for the first time a gathering of the worlds leading experts on this topic will meet to cuss and discuss the science of Humus.
The 1st International Humus Experts Meeting will be held in Kaindorf, Austria in a few days, January 22nd and 23rd. There are eight experts that have been selected from around the globe, to present at this event, each noted for areas of expertise on topics relevant to building better top soil.
New Mexico is blessed to have two of the eight experts at this meeting Native to the Land of Enchantment. David Johnson, a molecular biologist Senior Project Specialists with the Institute for the Energy and Environment - New Mexico State University & Michael Martin Meléndrez, owner of Trees That Please nursery in Los Lunas and a soil bio tech company Soil Secrets Worldwide LLC.
Soil Secrets produces materials that are used in the reclamation of mines, development of soils for landscaping and the inoculation of crops. They are the industry leaders in Mycorrhizal inoculants and the powerful carbon biologic molecules generically called Humic Acids.
We understand that most of us are busy and cannot travel to Austria at the drop of a hat, however we feel its important that you are aware of the happenings in the field of soil science including this event.
Happy New Year!
The Staff at Soil Secrets!
Click on the link below to view the brochure on the event.