May 10, 2016

 

Adequate levels of functional organic matter and a robust soil digestive system are sorely lacking in most all agricultural soils. This lack of humic substances and biology significantly reduces a soil’s water holding capacity and the ability to release nutrients, all of which leads to large losses in crop quality and yiel...

July 28, 2015

 

The commonly accepted model of plant nutrition holds that plants absorb soluble mineral ions from the soil solution through root hairs. In this model,  plants are dependent on soluble ions and adequate water supply in the soil to allow the transport of those ions to plant roots. This dependency on water and solubility has...

September 18, 2014

 

When farming the same land year after year, it is important to understand crop succession and the carryover effects that plants contribute to the soil for future crops.

 

Some of the well known benefits are nitrogen fixation and nutrient retention. If we focus only on these benefits we miss some other critical pieces. There...

November 7, 2013

 

This photo is from a field where Rejuvenate was trialed on corn residue. 

 

On the left, the corn stalks from the untreated control have maintained a high degree of integrity and are not yet beginning to decompose.

 

The corn stalks on the right, collected where Rejuvenate was applied, are beginning to break down very rapidly....

November 6, 2013

 

In regenerative agriculture systems, spring begins in the fall.

 

Both annual and perennial crops have their most important Critical points of Influence (CPIs) in the spring.

 

For annual crops the most important stage is at planting and transplanting.

 

For perennial crops, the most important stage is blossoming and pollination...

October 30, 2013

 

The microbiome is an incredibly complex  microbial community which has evolved uniques symbiotic relationships with plants.

 

There are two fundamentally different types of digestive processes occurring in soil systems. 

In a bacterially dominated soils the rapid digestion and release of nutrients is referred to as...

October 24, 2013

 

When plants begin absorbing the greatest proportion of their nutrition as microbial metabolites they become incredibly energy efficient and much lower levels of their energy are required to form cell compounds. The surplus of energy created at this level of plant health (level three on the plant health pyramid) is stored i...

October 22, 2013

 

When we talk about soil amendments, we usually think about limestone or compost.

 

I believe we are really missing the the biggest piece of pie.

 

Should we focus our use of soil amendments on remineralizing soils or on rebuilding soil microbial communities?

 

Considering our limited mineral resources, should we even try to amen...

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