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Sorghum and Soil Health

The Carbon Sponge Hub at White Feather Farm has been awarded a 2024 Northeast SARE Farmer Grant to lead a network of five small farms in New York’s Hudson Valley region to continue to trial and evaluate white-grain, annual sorghum for yield and changes in soil health while also evaluating

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Customer Spotlight: Living Water

Leveraging microBIOMETER® for Increased Soil Health Our customer Living Water has been utilizing microBIOMETER® to enhance their approach to sustainable farming and to refine their microbial treatments, ensuring they meet the specific needs of each farm. Their innovative system integrates with the existing irrigation setup to distribute beneficial microbes effectively.

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Soil testing in Mexico

In the Pacific region of Mexico (state of Sinaloa), many vegetables are grown mainly for export to the United States and Canada. The soils in these crops have been greatly affected by the intensity of their management, which has unfortunately caused a considerable loss in their fertility and microbial biodiversity.

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Plant diversity and soil health at Wildflower Turf Ltd

Founded in 2003 UK based Wildflower Turf Ltd has pioneered and developed a soil-less growing system which has transformed the concept of turf growing. Working with soils a fair bit, it being the substrate into which their products are grown, they are interested in understanding the relationship between plants and

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Soil Testing Liquid Vermicompost with microBIOMETER®

Worm Power, a world leader in organic vermicompost products, helps growers improve crop yield and plant performance through increased root development and plant nutrient uptake. Worm Power’s Vermicompost Liquid Extract is shelf-stable soil amendment from liquid worm castings that have hundreds of diverse bacteria species. The company currently utilizes the

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Holganix Midwest

Holganix utilizes the microBIOMETER® test as a baseline for their customers to see the fungi and bacteria levels present in their soil. These results act as a starting point. Most of the soil initially tested is bacteria dominant. That is what the company is trying to change. The Holganix product

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Cover Crop Study

David Purdy, Territory Business Manager at John Deere and Soil Health Specialist, utilized the microBIOMETER® soil test in his study titled Assessment of the mircoBIOMETER Soil Biology Test for Agrovista LTD. Background: There is an increased level of interest in soil health and a greater demand for more analytical approaches,

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Applied Bio-Minerals, Inc.

Founded in 2008, Applied Bio-Minerals, Inc.  specializes in managing naturally present microbiomes using mixtures of mined minerals. The company’s operating mode is based on observations, and a close collaboration with the customer. The holistic approach enables farmers to use microbes already present on their farm to their benefit by lowering

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Soil Testing with Soul Fire Farm

We first had the pleasure of working with Briana Alfaro and Soul Fire Farm in 2021 when they began testing soil with farmers in their network as part of their SARE research project, Soil Carbon Capture for Diverse Farmers; Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous and other farmers and farm workers of

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microBIOMETER® takes part in soil testing study

BioHub Solutions, an Australian company that provides biological solutions to the agricultural industry, has incorporated microBIOMETER® into their business. BioHub Solutions believes measurements should be simple whenever possible to ensure their implementation and repeatability. microBIOMETER® has become an integral part of the BioPlan processes. Growers also like it because it

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Hypatia I soil testing on Mars!

Hypatia I is an interdisciplinary and multigenerational team of Catalan female scientists who journeyed to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah in April 2023 for an analog mission to determine if there is life on Mars. At MDRS, they performed high-quality space-related research in a simulated environment, in

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Golf and Turf Management with microBIOMETER®

Andrew Turnbull is the owner of SouthWest Agronomy Ltd (SWA) located in Tavistock, England. His company offers advisory and consultancy services to golf courses and sports turf facilities. One issue the company faced was how to prove to their customers that their recommended treatments were actually having a positive influence

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