Thursday, January 18, 2018

Salt and Crops

Here's another successful test trial using our carbon matrix product called TerraPro.  The situation was one of salt causing dehydration on raspberries on Driscoll's farm in California.  If you go into any grocery store in the United States you can find strawberries and raspberries that came from Driscoll's. Globally, a gradual salinity build up on farm soil is a problem where salts are being contributed by the irrigation water, by the fertilizers and by the use of strong acids on alkaline soil in the attempt to reduce the pH.   As salts build up water is inhibited from being taken in by the plant as water is attracted to the salt in the soil pulling water out of the plant.  As salinity gets worse the farmer is forced into using more irrigation water to try and compensate for the osmotic drag of the salt.  This only works to a point. The two images shown here are of a crop being dehydrated by soil salinity and within a dozen feet plants treated with our TerraPro that are not being damaged by the same saline site.  

At the time of this trial at Driscoll's we did not have the Consortium BioPack ready and I'd love to see this test repeated using the BioPack because within the 20 strains of microbes in the BioPack are microbes that can help us break down the salts and also feed the plants solubilized minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc, etc…….   The Consortium BioPack is ATCC (American Type Culture Collection) Certified.    There's nothing like it on the market.  

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Michael Melendrez
Director, Soil Secrets LLC
1850 E. Main St. Suite A2
Los Lunas, NM 87031