Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Proof of Concept Testing On Saline Sodic Soil

Last summer we did some Proof of Concept testing at the New Mexico Consortium labs, determining if the Supramolecular Aromatic Chemistry coming from the Humic molecules in TerraPro provided a Mechanism of Action in fixing or controlling sodic saline conditions.  The tests went well and with positive results, however there were a few steps that got missed or left out that I'd like to get some measurements on, so Anna and I will do a repeat of a similar tests using our new lab in Los Lunas.   I'm hoping that Kevin Devine and Stephen Gomez, both highly qualified professional chemists can help me do some test and measurements once the grow out phase is completed.  I collected 20 gallons of soil from this spot near Socorro New Mexico where even the native salt grass was beyond its tolerance and could not grow.  You can see the salt grass growing close to the collection site but not on it.  I've taken the soil back to the lab, will send samples off to a lab for a pre-test analysis, and follow that up with a post test analysis.  In the meantime we shall see what increment of TerraPro gives us the best performance germinating some stuff.  When we did this last summer with Los Alamos National Labs, the post soil analysis phase was skipped because the soil was thrown away after the roots of the plants were extracted  and measured for microbial characteristics.   I asked that the soil be returned to me, but that didn't happen. 
 

 
Michael Martin Meléndrez
Managing Member of Soil Secrets LLC

www.soilsecrets.com



Friday, May 13, 2016



This is a wonderful report on the importance of Magnesium. As an academic integrated nutritionists in my college days, I can tell you how important this is, however we have a problem with our food containing Magnesium and the other elements of nutrition at the levels we formerly recognized. This problem is caused by the use of high yield fertilizers, acid based fertilizers and the attempt to lower the pH of alkaline soil by using so called soil acidifiers. All of which disrupt the natural process of soil ecology and the relationship that plants have with specific microbes in the soil. Soil Secrets (www.soilsecrets.com) is the soil health industry leader in changing how to fix soils using molecular biology in order to jump start the natural process of soil ecology. With this technology we may some day see nutrient density of these elements back up to where we don't need to over eat calories in order to get our minimum nutrient levels.



Soil Secrets LLC produces the highest quality mycorrhizal product globally and the most practical one for agriculture. Here's an example of how significant mycorrhizal fungi are to helping a crop uptake Magnesium as well as other key elements from the soil as compared to plants that don't have a mycorrhizal relationship. Almost without exception crops grown using conventional agriculture techniques with high yield acid based fertilizers won't have a mycorrhizal relationship! In addition to helping plants get mineral elements out of the soil, mycorrhizal are also protecting the plant roots from disease and from damaging nematodes and they improve the crops ability to tolerate drought. It's a win win for farmers to learn how to use biomimicry including and Soil Secrets (www.soilsecrets.comand www.soilsecretsblog.com) is the industry leader at it.


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Our Founder and Owner of both Trees That Please and Soil Secrets Michael Melendrez is in big demand as a soil health teacher. He covers how the dynamics of soil really works, covering everything you need to know to understand how plants get water and nutrition out of the soil, why you should  not use soil acidifiers on alkaline soil, and how we can use a Pre-Biotic combined with a Pro-Biotic approach to building healthy soil.  Last week he was in Alamogordo New Mexico talking to Master Gardeners and a large crowd of Southern New Mexicans.  Next week he will be talking in Yuma Arizona  and in the Imperial Valley of California, teaching professional farm agronomists how we can fix farm soil using biomimicry doing the same Pre-Biotic Pro-Biotic process.  Some of the largest independent ag fertilizer company's in North America are now using Michael's Soil Secrets products to accomplish the job of fixing the natural process of soil. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Letter from a beyond satisfied farmer!

   
Here is a letter from a beyond satisfied farmer 
to our Soil Secrets Distributor John Miller.


05/08/16 


Soil Secrets Distribution and AgGrand Dealer
John Miller, President
SPEC International, Inc.
13952 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85739


Dear John,

As a small farmer in the Arizona desert, I have to commend you and your great recommendations on applicable growing products for my farm. If you will remember a year ago or so I was talking with you about my small citrus trees that I had just planted in the Winter. I really thought I had done a poor job of planting they were very thin and weak, you had mentioned to me about using your Terra Pro product on the base of my trees. I had purchased a tote from you earlier and saw amazing results in my vegetable gardens, but I had not considered using it on my trees. I simply sprinkled about a pound around the tree well of each tree, didn’t think much about it for a few months. In that same conversation you mentioned your organic AGgrand product which I also was purchasing from you for my vegetable gardens, to spray my trees down with a diluted solution every month or so. Since I had started this practice on my citrus, I was also curious if it would work on my stone fruit trees, so I went ahead and included them!

The results this season are nothing short of outstanding! The new growth and fruit production is the highest since I have lived on the property, these are young trees and there is so much fruit that the branches are falling to the ground! Our first harvest off of two Peach trees was over 200lbs, I am scrambling to get them all SOLD! We have many more to pick, just waiting for them to size up a bit. 

I just wanted to send you a quick note with a huge Thank You, for the recommendations of these two products for my trees!

Thank you for supporting my little farm…