May 24, 2016

The plant health pyramid is an in-depth diagram from John Kempf of the evolution of plant resistance to disease and insect pests. John clearly outlines each level, and the nutrient requirements plants need to progress from one level to the next.

John says, "The degree of plant health and immunity is based...

October 6, 2015

 

Crisp fall weather is here, all of us are busy wrapping up a challenging growing season. The weather extremes in June and July were very stressful on both crops and farmers. On AEA Pure Dawn Farm in Orwell Ohio, we experienced standing water in our fields for close to four weeks, which lead to crops with almost nonexistent...

October 31, 2013

 

Many farmers who test our plant nutrition systems and products harvest  yields which are exceptionally higher than their historical averages. We regularly see double digit yield increases in many different types of crops.

 

This is in contrast with the analytical and reference models we have developed for optimizing plant nu...

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 27, 2013

 

Plant lipids  take the form of Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9 essential fatty acids, the ratios of which are determined by the plant's stage of development and the specific part of the plant in which the oils are found.

 

Omega 3's oxidize readily and are usually found in the highest concentrations  in the green and growing v...

October 26, 2013

 

An indicator that plants have reached  level three of plant health is when they begin expressing a glossy, waxy sheen on the leaf surface. This shine is a result of elevated lipid levels contributing to much thicker and stronger cell membranes. These strengthened cell walls enable plants to regulate water in the cells much...

October 18, 2013

Many nutrient inputs applied to crops and soils  are intended for one of two very different purposes.

Liquid fertilizers are intended to get a rapid and strong plant response.

Biostimulants are usually intended to enhance soil microbial communities.

There are very few materials which can do both, and even fewer which do both w...

October 16, 2013

 

Plants experience their greatest nutritional requirements when they begin filling fruit, a stage of growth that often coincides with the drier times of the year that can cause mineral availability in the soil to falter.  The natural plant cycle has planned for this shortfall, though, and a healthy soil/plant ecosystem will...

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