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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. With the help of microBIOMETER®’s soil

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Revitalizing soils 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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Soil studies at Sierra Leone University

Drew Hundel, Horticultural Specialist and Agroecology Practicioner, has partnered with Gibrill Sesay at Central University in Sierra Leone and microBIOMETER® is playing an important role in their work. Central University is a beautifully maintained college campus nestled in the lush tropical surroundings of Tonkolili in the Northern Provence. Drew first

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Soil-Plant Interaction Study

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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Value of Manure Study

Gurpreet Kaur, a PhD student with the Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) at Cornell University, has been working with microBIOMETER® soil testing kits to evaluate the impact of dairy manure application and field history on soil health and yield in corn fields in New York. This project is part of

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Students using microBIOMETER in the classroom

The Central High School Special Education 9th and 10th grade science class reached out to the NOFA/Mass Food Access Team to assist in preparation of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams. Mr. James Wilkins, the Department Chair, in collaboration with Sis. Anna Muhammad, Food Access Director, created a year

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Customer Spotlight: Worm Power

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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Customer Spotlight: 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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Comparing different soil health tests

There are many soil tests on the market so it can be difficult for farmers to ascertain whether or not they’re choosing the right one. The truth is, there are pros and cons to every soil test. Therefore, it boils down to finding which ones align best with your farming

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STEAM Education with microBIOMETER

Bright Endeavors Now (BEN) located in Tanzania, East Africa was started by Biology professor Dr. Regina Herbert, PhD and her husband, an Electrical Engineer, Ricardo R. Herbert, MUP, MBA. The BEN program provides an environment where budding engineers, designers, scientists and doctors are introduced to concepts in the sciences, technology,

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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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Why are we involved with Regenerate AZ?

Here’s a story from our friends at Kiss the Ground about regenerative southwest wheat farmer Yadi Wang  at Oatman Flats Ranch home of Regenerate AZ 2023. He is working on a seemingly impossible mission to transform a degraded oat farm into the first large-scale, regenerative farm in one of the

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