soilamendments Photos & Videos

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Sweet sweet cover finally coming in. So happy to see this mix of legumes and grains growing. Planted mid-October with no rain for a month, and it sat with birds picking away, and now it’s finally popping after a reseeding in early November. There is surprising little information on cover cropping broad acreage for the micro market gardener that I could find. The best resources I found most useful were YouTube videos of deer hunters planting food plots. And it was super challenging for a first year farmer without connections or equipment to get this done in a no-till manner, so I ended up lightly discing in the seed after hand broadcasting. Super happy to see this work. Will be using a walk-behind to flail down the cover and then plan to tarp and build raised beds, and that’s it for mechanization I hope! #startup #1stgenfarmer #soilamendments #organicmatter #groundprep

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We've got an especially beautiful batch of earthworm castings coming in on Friday! Worms are super happy and healthy this time of year with these milder conditions. This batch is freshly harvested and of superior quality as an incredibly beneficial amendment for your garden plants and house plants, too. . Order your bags now, they'll go quick! Both sizes are available to purchase in just a click - head over to our online shop to reserve your back today! Pick up is available at our office or at @heirloomfm Rillito Park Farmers Market on Sunday morning. . . . . #wormpoop #wormcastings #localwormcastings #soilamendments #feedyourplants #gardeningtips #ordernow #tucsongardeners #thriveandgrow

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See what we found tunnelling on a Sweet Basil leaf! #LeafMiners !!! Leafminers are the larval (maggot) stage of an insect family that feeds between the upper and lower surfaces of leaves, damaging the leaves in the process. The injury they induce restricts plant growth, results in reduced yields and loss of vigor. They attack spinach, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, celery, potato, cucumber, flowers, etc Be vigilant and attack leafminers at first sighting. The most effective way of combatting this pest is to adopt preventive measures. The more healthy the plants, the less likely they will be hurt by leafminers. Keep your #Soil alive with #SoilBuilders that will improve microbial life and promote #SoilFertility Sustain #PlantHealth with safe and truly nourishing #Fertilizer Another way of naturally killing leaf miners is to use  #NeemOil. This insecticidal oil affects the natural life cycle and will reduce the number of larva that become adults and thus the number of eggs that the adults will lay. Please visit www.natureshandworks.com for details of trusted #Fertilizer #SoilAmendments #Pesticides #Herbicide for your #Farm #Garden and to order Neem. #FarmResponsibly #ProtectAllCrops #PreventPlantDisease #OptimizePlantYield

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Read actual testimony below... . “I have been a tomato grower for many years. Last growing season I used Harvest Gold Silica. I placed four plants in the Harvest Gold Silica and four plants in my usual growing media. The Harvest Gold Silica plants towered over the other plants and the stocks were stronger and I did not have to stake the plants. The Harvest Gold Silica plants produced more tomatoes, the fruit had the best flavor and the peels were thin and easy to remove. I will use Harvest Gold Silica for now on, on all my plants every growing season. I highly recommend Harvest Gold Silica to wanting the best crop with the best produce.” . #nofilter #copyandpaste #satisfaction . #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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Read full testimony below... . "Several months ago I put some Harvest Gold Silica on three tired, years-old house orchids, all about dead from lack of consistent care and watering, and lack of sun over many years, which I was going to throw out. All three have come back to life with new growth, and one of them has sprouted a new stem loaded with white orchid flowers about to bloom. Amazing!” . #itsalive #believe #testimonial . #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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Read complete testimony below... . “My Experience = Tremendous Growth, as well as exceptional flowering. Truly an amazing product. Plants I had considered giving up on due to frustration of a lot of care and work with very little satisfaction. This product changed everything, Now I truly, I mean truly enjoy my garden - seeing the magnificent results. My efforts rewarded magnanimously. Gardening is my passion, using Harvest Gold Silica has given my passion a rebirth. Seeing my plants thriving with so little effort just in using this product. I wish I could show you in person, for you to see and believe how this really does work - does what it claims. I will never plant anything without first adding Harvest Gold Silica to the soil. In all honesty you must try it and see for yourself.” . #props #truestory #happycustomer . #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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People continue to ask us..how do you determine "good" compost from "bad"?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Very good question. 🧐⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Understanding this TRULY is critical to avoid harming your soil. How should you go about determining good from bad? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The first thing (🤓 let’s get into it!) is to understand the feedstock of the compost. That will ultimately determine it's major nutrient profile. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Composted manure vs composted yard waste are two completely different products that should NOT be treated the same. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Also, be sure the feedstock is not a potential source of toxins - herbicide residual can essentially render the product biological useless and act as a perpetual antibiotic to your soil. Not good. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Next, it's important to know the water source used to create the compost. In the west, water often has high alkalinity or high salts that adsorb to the compost and change the nutrient profile dramatically and negatively. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If it passes those tests, get it actually tested! The biggest red flags are high sodium or super high potassium. High potassium or sodium will throw your soil out of whack VERY quickly. In fact, if the saturation of Na + K goes over 10% in your soil, you can pretty much expect a manganese deficiency. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Finally, one of the biggest benefits of compost is likely the biology! Compost acts as an incredible inoculant - bringing in loads of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and archaea. If you want to get really nerdy, use a microscope or have your compost checked for it's biological characteristics. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Hint: fungal compost is usually WAY more valuable for your soil. But making it takes patience and diligence. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Feedstock + Water + Nutrition + Biology = Good compost vs bad⁣ ⁣ @nannybee3

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Organic gardening and farming starts long before one sews the seed. The USDA regulates and certifies which consumables may legally be marketed as Organic. The processes and materials used along the way come under the scrutiny of the NOP (National Organics Program). Harvest Gold Silica is compliant and approved for organic farming and gardening through the NOP. That means any farm or home can use our Silica Sand to grow Organic produce. Furthermore, our production facility meets and exceeds all expectations set forth by the EPA. Happy Earth. Happy food. Happy people. . . . . #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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Does your Christmas tree get dry and shed bristles? Mirimichi Green's Tree & Shrub can keep your Christmas tree healthy all season long and prevent the constant mess. ⠀ ⠀ Step 1: mix 1 teaspoon of product per 1 gallon of water⠀ Step 2: water your Christmas tree with mixture (repeat every other week) 🎄 • • • #christmas #christmasgift #christmastree #christmastime #christmasdecorations #mirimichi #mirimichigreen #sportsfield #turfgrass #soilamendments #naturalgrass #sustainablity #gogreen #biochar #sodding #landscaping #soil #seed #sod #landscape #groundskeeper #seed #turf #beforeandafter #lawn #grass #agronomy #organic #lawncare #homeimprovement #lawnmaintenance

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Photosynthesis.⁣ ⁣ It is THE single best thing to focus on to maximize soil organic matter!⁣ ⁣⁣ More photosynthesis --> more root exudates --> more soil organisms --> more organic matter⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Increasing photosynthesis is a complex topic, but one of the biggest keys is trace minerals. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Trace minerals allow for efficient energy transfer within the plant. They are cofactors in the synthesis of photosynthates, and ultimately result in a faster moving photosynthetic engine. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This results in better plant health in almost every single way. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Iron, manganese, boron, zinc, and copper are the big ones. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But super trace minerals such as silver, selenium, cobalt, and iodine can also be improved with rock dusts, kelp, and volcanic materials. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📸 @the_stgermain

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“I don’t have a green thumb”=FALSE! 🤔Anyone can grow produce but it all starts off with your soil! Recently, we met a father and son due running a worm casting compost and nutrient company that is all organic and the BEST stuff on the market! Please support this family run operation called Revival Gardening! . . Visit their site to learn how you could buy this gold dirt: www.revivalgardening.com . . . #soil #dirt #revivalgardening #bethechange #dirtygirlsdoitbetter #wormcastings #nutrient #tea #composttea #raisedbeds #pottedplants #fruittrees #soilamendments

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Why are volcanic and glacial soils so valuable for agriculture? 🌋 ⁣ ⁣ The simple answer is MINERALS. ⁣ ⁣ Most agricultural soils are slowly - or quickly - depleted of their fertility through destructive practices or leaching due to high precipitation. 😬⁣ ⁣ Imagine soil fertility as a bucket with a pin-prick leak. 🧐⁣ ⁣ Volcanoes spew the full spectrum of minerals that restore soil fertility for decades to centuries. (As long as erosion doesn't take place). The bucket is re-filled to the brim with balanced mineral nutrition. ⁣ ⁣ The same goes for glacial soils! Glaciers grind rock into dust as they move, leaving tremendous amounts of minerals in their wake. ⁣ ⁣ This is why glacial rock dust is a fantastic soil amendment! ⁣ ⁣ Wine growers know that the boldest wines come from these soil types. The most productive orchards and the tastiest vegetables are the same. 😋🍷🥗⁣ ⁣ @lacascinatopics

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😍It’s ALL growing in compost! I turned 6,000 lbs of my garbage into compost and wrote a book about it. The crowdfunding campaign launch will be this month - looking for 100 cool people to Field Test the book across the USA. Make composting your New Year’s Revolution! 🤗🎉 #rebelcompost #compost #composting #sustainability #sustainableliving #howtocompost #freesoil #compostqueen #dirt #healthyplanet #gardening #compostnerd #compostbin #compostbook #gardendiy #diygarden #garden #gardensoil #soilamendments #healthysoil #gardening #gardennerd #healthyplanet #savetheplanet

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#Repost @thc413 ・・・ The @coldwarorganics trio. Have been fallowing the feed schedule they have in their site. Check out their site and page for a great discount, and their products are available right on amazon, best part is its all #organic and has lots of trace elements to keep your plants healthy and happy! Stop and see them at the @the_harvest_cup in #worcesterma Dec 15th & 16th Gonna run the two @dungeons_vault_genetics #brandywine and #grandpasbreathf2 with the #coldwarorganics Also have amendments in the soil from @homegrown_bokashi and @alphanutrient #betaballs as well. Will be adding a weekly tea from @greanbicycles and a twice a week dose of microbes and goodness. Like always they are in @rainscience_growbags 7gal. And always under led’s! #cannabiscommunity #berkshiregrown #groworganic #growyourown #soilamendments #bokashi #microbes #mycorrhizal #413 #ourshitsbetter

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Managing the soil food web (LONG post on this one!!🤓)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Managing the soil food web and ignoring minerals is becoming an increasingly popular approach in cannabis cultivation. 🧐⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ SO...from my understanding, the premise goes something like this...⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Ignore minerals - they're all already in the soil! ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Applying them will simply damage your soil and tends to kill biology. (🤨)⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Use a microscope to determine the balance of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes. (🤔)⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ You want everything present, but managing the bacterial to fungal ratio is what matters most.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Cannabis thrives in a slightly bacterial-dominated soil, all the way to a slightly fungal-dominated soil. Too far in any one direction and you'll see problems. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ If you are tilling your soil, you should assume you have serious bacterial dominance. You don't want fungi:bacteria to drop below .75 (3 fungi for every 4 bacteria). ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Hitting the right ratio is controlled by feeding different things. Woody materials with a high C:N ratio promote fungi. High nitrogen materials promote bacteria. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Using composts made on-site from local ingredients, you can create extracts of both fungi and bacteria. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The microscope is critical in this process to determine what kind of compost you're making. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ By simply applying compost and extracts to your soil, you will change the ratio over time. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The balance will unlock all soil nutrients your plants need to thrive. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Simple! All your problems will be solved...compaction, pests, disease, and nutrient deficiencies. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The approach claims to reduce labor costs 400% (not sure how) and double profitability across the board. Very bold claims!⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Does anyone have experience ignoring mineral levels and simply applying compost, teas, and extracts? ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ What were the results?⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ And if successful, did you receive soil tests before the cycle that showed your mineral levels?

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Want more worms? ⁣ ⁣ Plant a cover crop! 🌱⁣ ⁣ Worms are at the 🔝 of the soil food chain.⁣ ⁣ If you have a high population of worms in your soil, it is a good indicator that there is a thriving microbiology. ⁣ ⁣ A classic mistake is putting worms in your soil - if you don’t have a healthy soil you’ll never see them again. 👋⁣ ⁣ Instead, plant a cover crop! ⁣ ⁣ If you go pull a cover crop (or any plant) out of the soil, you’ll likely see worms immediately underneath the roots. 🤓⁣ ⁣ This is because the rhizosphere creates a tremendous environment for microbiology acting as a salad bar for worms. ⁣ ⁣ 📸: @learntogrow ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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#riseup Geography can make gardening tricky, and raised gardens are becoming more and more popular to overcome the challenges of the naturally harsh soil conditions of some regions.  When you mix your raised bed soil with Harvest Gold Silica, you can really get the most benefit out of our Silica Sand.  Save water and get great roots system whilst not straying far from your favorite soil mixture.  Just do what you always have, but also add the recommended amount of our product to your favorite soil concoction (1/8 Harvest Gold Silica with 7/8 *your current soil mixture*), and enjoy the resulting acceleration in growth and multiplied yields. Great news if you consume your own fruits and veggies: Harvest Gold Silica is organic farming compliant, and has zero chemicals or pesticides, so continue chowin’ down! #buyitonline @ www.harvestgoldsilica.com . . #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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#inthehouse Greenhouse plants love our Silica Sand.  Harvest Gold Silica delivers the perfect amount of Potassium necessary to give those wind starved indoor plants thick and healthy stems.  Plenty of 3rd party testers reported that they no longer needed and support structures to keep their indoor plants from flopping over, even without the use of fans.  A naturally occurring Iron content keeps a healthy, luscious green hue to leaves so they can soak up the maximum amount of UV from indoor light sources, as well.  You'll get to see a new meaning to the phrase “Full House”. . #checkusout @ www.harvestgoldsilica.com . #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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#homegrown You don’t have to have a gigantic agricultural operation to experience the benefits of Harvest Gold Silica.  From the get-go we wanted to make our product available in denominations that are convenient for any home gardener.  Try our 3-pound bag for a few indoor potted plants or a collection of succulents.  The 1.25 Gallon pail is great for a small flower bed, or up-start veggie garden.  We even have you covered for your landscaping overhauls with our 5 Gallon bucket option.  Bio-available nutrients and minerals plus 40% less water usage brings you a vivacious garden with a fraction of the work in any climate.  Shoot for that #1 Lawn on the block! #buyitonline @ www.harvestgoldsilica.com . . . #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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The research I am currently working on is the growth of crops using soil amendments that would otherwise be sent to landfill. My preliminary study is measuring the growth and nutrition of L. sativa (lettuce) grown with increasing concentrations of chitin in soil. Chitin is a huge source of waste from the shellfish business - so using this to make crops healthier seemed useful to me. #horticulture #lettuce #chitin #crab #research #science #sloth #cute #reducewaste #savetheplanet #health #nutrition #livingthedream #soil #soilamendments

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There's a time for everything under the sun. When we were babies, our mothers lovingly fed us with AllNatural breast milk. Why? It was reputed as the best baby meal fortified with every nutrient, enzyme and ingredient needed for allround growth. Well, your young seedlings need their own version of breast milk, something that gives them a stronger chance of survival, nutrient richness, improves immunity, structural development... that something is the specially formulated #AllNatural #SeedStarter #Fertilizer that's safe for #Seeds and #Seedings This liquid concentrate costs 600 per liter, 1-5ml of the concentrate is mixed in 1liter of water so that a little goes a long way. To order, please text, chat or complete the order form on www.natureshandworks.com where you can also view our range of fertilizer #SoilAmendments #PestControl #Herbicide ideal for use in #Farms #Gardens #Hydroponics #Greenhouse #OpenField and all #Farmsystems #FarmResponsibly #EatToHealth #EatToLive #TakeControl

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#sustainability We strongly support sustainable initiatives in agriculture, and our silica sand follows that morality to a tee.  Harvest Gold Silica itself is part of a massive recycling and redevelopment project in the Arizona desert aimed at reversing the effects of early 20th century mining processes. ( #learnmore :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD4p-vP8qPE )  Furthermore, these characteristics extend to the end user: no chemicals, no pesticides, and the ability to improve overall soil health to encourage perpetual, multi-generational use.  What’s more, Harvest Gold Silica is even a substantial water saver, making it a game-changer economically and ecologically for macro operations like orchards and other large-scale farms. #contactus @ www.harvestgoldsilica.com #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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#ihearditthroughthegrapevine With its organic farming-compliant status and multi-million dollar production process, Harvest Gold Silica has a measurably consistent mixture and achieves the level of superiority needed to enhance cultivation of quality-driven agricultural products- such as vineyards and other high-value #cashcrops .  Early on in our venture, there was a large significance placed on the science of the materials we wanted to include, how those materials improved plant growth, and finally, how we could deliver that product to a reliable standard. #tryitonline @ www.harvestgoldsilica.com #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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#bountifulharvest If it has fruits or flowers, Harvest Gold Silica can double your plants’ yield.  Our carefully processed silica sand is compatible with stalks, vines, bushes, or trees.  Roots like ginger, onions and potatoes will also reap massive benefits.  Our unique mineral content- and its immediate availability to roots- coupled with the inherent benefits of silica as an agricultural enhancer makes Harvest Gold Silica the kind of soil amendment that provides that wow factor you’ve been looking for.  The increase in growth-rate, volume fullness, and overall plant health will speak for itself.  You just have to give it a whirl. Oh yeah, it’s organic farming compliant under the regulations of the NOP. #buyitonline @ www.harvestgoldsilica.com #farming #organicfarming #agriculture #plants #homeandgarden #soil #silica #greenhouse #gardening #flowers #fruits #vegitables #trees #minerals #sustainability #sand #recycling #orchards #vineyards #soilamendments #soilhealth #greenthumb #roots #horticulture #economic #greenproducts #harvest

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The @coldwarorganics trio. Have been fallowing the feed schedule they have in their site. Check out their site and page for a great discount, and their products are available right on amazon, best part is its all #organic and has lots of trace elements to keep your plants healthy and happy! Stop and see them at the @the_harvest_cup in #worcesterma Dec 15th & 16th Gonna run the two @dungeons_vault_genetics #brandywine and #grandpasbreathf2 with the #coldwarorganics Also have amendments in the soil from @homegrown_bokashi and @alphanutrient #betaballs as well. Will be adding a weekly tea from @greanbicycles and a twice a week dose of microbes and goodness. Like always they are in @rainscience_growbags 7gal. And always under led’s! #cannabiscommunity #berkshiregrown #groworganic #growyourown #soilamendments #bokashi #microbes #mycorrhizal #413

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Check out this weeks post in the 52 Weeks of Agronomy Series 🔝link in bio🔝

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INDUCED SYSTEMIC RESISTANCE (ISR)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ is when plants are activated by a pathogen infection to produce defensive, immunological compounds that ward off disease! 💪⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Much like humans who create antibodies to fight infection, plants have their own methods. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ HOWEVER, did you know that beneficial microbes have the ability to produce ISR in a plant? ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Pseudomonas rhizobacteria have been found to do this, providing protection against a broad spectrum of pathogenic organisms including fungi and viruses. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Some studies have even found ISR responses that prevent insect attacks. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Incredible!

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Agtivate is a polyculture (more than one type of microalgae) of living microalgae cells. Here we show how we get the microalgae out of the liquid culture in a concentrated form without using any chemicals. Our harvesting technology, using pulsed electric fields and gas flotation, licensed from our partners at OriginClear delivers live, pure, clean cells in highly concentrated form (> 15 million cells per mL), which is packaged and sold as Agtivate. Agtivate is then diluted at 1:320 (1 fl. oz. Agtivate to 2.5 gallons water) with non-chlorinated water and applied to soils and plants using any type of sprayer or irrigation. #soilamendments #algae #madeinusa #gotexan #sustainable #natural #sustainable

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What does mycorrhizae fungi and ATP have to do with one another? ⁣ ⁣ To start, phosphorus is a tough mineral to manage. It tends to get tied up in calcium-rich soils, but also does so in very low pH soils! ⁣ ⁣ But all energy transfers in plants are critically dependent on phosphorus! ⁣ ⁣ Phosphorus is key component of ATP. ATP is the fuel source of all plant functions, so maintaining high levels of it is critical. ⁣ ⁣ Mycorrhizal fungi is an incredible tool in keeping phosphorus plant-available in the soil. Mycorrhizae has the ability to delivery tremendous quantities of phosphate to plants due to their phosphate update mechanism. ⁣ ⁣ But the over-application of phosphorus fertilizer reduces mycorrhizal growth significantly, leading to a negative feedback loop for many growers. ⁣ ⁣ They need phosphorus so they apply phosphate fertilizer. ⁣ That kills the mycorrhizal fungi, reducing their ability to naturally bring phosphorus to the plant. ⁣ This increases their need and dependence on phosphate applications. ⁣ ⁣ The key? Cultivate mycorrhizal using soil health principles + track the soil's phosphorus solubility + track the plant’s phosphorus needs before applying any!

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Agtivate is a polyculture (more than one type of microalgae) of living microalgae cells. Here we show how we get the microalgae out of the liquid culture in a concentrated form without using any chemicals. Our harvesting technology, using pulsed electric fields and gas flotation, licensed from our partners at OriginClear delivers live, pure, clean cells in highly concentrated form (> 15 million cells per mL), which is packaged and sold as Agtivate. Agtivate is then diluted at 1:320 (1 fl. oz. Agtivate to 2.5 gallons water) with non-chlorinated water and applied to soils and plants using any type of sprayer or irrigation. #soilamendments #algae #madeinusa #gotexan #sustainable #natural #sustainable

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Joker and @kit_kat_the_tic_tac are headed over to the news section of The Accidental Agronomist to read the latest post "Buy One Get One Free" ☝Link in Bio☝

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DM us if you have a Logan Labs soil test and we'll make an in-depth recommendation. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you don't have a Logan Labs test, let us know and we'll email you instructions on how to take a sample and send it to the lab for analysis. ⁣ ⁣ Have a relaxing weekend! 🤓

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Our Marketing Director’s yard exploded with lush green grass this spring after spraying Release 9-0-1 C once a month at a rate of 4 oz. per 1,000 SF. (Pictures were after 2 months of spraying) 💚 • • • #mirimichi #mirimichigreen #sportsfield #turfgrass #soilamendments #naturalgrass #sustainablity #gogreen #biochar #sodding #landscaping #soil #seed #sod #landscape #groundskeeper #seed #turf #beforeandafter #lawn #grass #agronomy #organic #lawncare #homeimprovement #lawnmaintenance

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Have you tested your irrigation water? You probably should. 🤔⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Now...imagine your soil like a hydroponic system for a second. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The soil water is EXACTLY what the plant roots see.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If your irrigation water is high in any mineral, your plant is going to see that...😬⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ No matter how balanced your soil is, the plants see what's in the soil solution!! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This isn't far from the truth - what is in the soil solution is seen by the plants. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ High sodium in the water = big issues. 🙅‍♂️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This isn't to disregard other things.Balanced soil minerals and diverse soil biology are critical for nutrient cycling, aeration, and almost every other beneficial soil and plant function. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ BUT, if your irrigation water is imbalanced, alkaline, saline, or sodic you can never reach optimal production. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ No bueno. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ DM us “water” if you want help getting a water test! ⁣ ⁣ 📸: @heirloomsoulflorals

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Simple way of making leaf mold. Leaf mold is an excellent, free soil amendment -- the best friend a gardener can have. It is easy to make, simple to use and have a huge impact on soil health. It improves soil structure and provides a great habitat for soil life. Leaf mold is the result of letting leaves sit and decompose over time. You can mix into your garden area or just add to surface of planting area. I make my leaf mold using the following method: - gather as many fallen leaves as possible - break them down in smaller pieces - make leaf mound 3 feet high and 3 feet wide - add in the mix about 2 pounds of finish coffee grounds -coffee grounds will help the leaves decompose faster - then water well and keep mound moist as time moves forward - leaf mold is ready in about 5 months -never turn the pile #leafmold #composting #Igrow #gardening #organic #plantlife #gardeners #homemadecompost #fallleaves #igrwveggies #soilnutrients #urban #soilamendments #gardening #plantlife #greenthumb #soil #organicgardening #compost #gardentips

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Many soils in Colorado, Texas, and elsewhere are considered CALCAREOUS. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This means there is an abundance of free limestone in the soil. (If you're not sure, put a drop of vinegar in a small bit of soil and see/hear if it fizzes. If it does, your soil is calcareous.)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Calcareous soils have EXTREMELY high calcium, which drives the pH above ~8. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Usually the solution to this situation would be to use elemental sulfur and ammonium fertilizers to slowly knock the calcium the exchange complex and leach it out of the soil. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ BUT, ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ with calcareous soils there is simply too much calcium to every reduce using sulfur. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The solution requires going beyond the standard soil test and striving for cation balance. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Step 1 is to assume the plant is going to need zinc and manganese. These two minerals are tied up in high pH environments and should be foliar applied if possible. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Step 2 is to use a soluble paste test and focus on balancing the soil solution. We aim for 80% calcium in solution. If it's higher than this, action can be taken to shift the balance. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Step 3 is to look at the plant! Use tissue and sap testing to see which minerals are deficient in the plant. Use foliars or chelated minerals to correct this!

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Another customer testimonial! Thank you, Octavio, for sharing your experience with our products! And we have to say, those are some beautiful blooms! ⠀ ⠀ Customer testimonial - "Here are a few pictures of my yard and some plants I was experimenting with. When I first bought this house it had a lot of areas that were really struggling. De-thatching and fertilizer didn't really help. I also planted some pumpkins. One with CarbonizPN and one without. It's a world of difference in size and color. I get some of the healthiest blooms on my flowers. I love it!" 🌺🌼🌸 • • • #mirimichi #mirimichigreen #sportsfield #turfgrass #soilamendments #naturalgrass #sustainablity #gogreen #biochar #sodding #landscaping #soil #seed #sod #landscape #groundskeeper #seed #turf #beforeandafter #lawn #grass #agronomy #organic #gardening #flowers #homeimprovement

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2 weeks ago

What is the key to making great compost? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Here are a few ideas, but we'd love to hear more! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. A longgggg aging process. More fungal species and general diversity come from increased aging. ⁣⁣ 2. Consistent moisture. No dried out or sopping wet piles. Dry piles push all the biology into dormancy, and wet piles shift toward anaerobic environments. ⁣⁣ 3. Using the right feedstocks. The feedstock will in large part determine the mineral profile of the compost, with some very significant transformations of course. ⁣⁣ 4. Using the right water. Just like the feedstocks, a high sodium water will lead to a high sodium compost!⁣⁣ 5. Adding a little wood. Wood is a fantastic food source for fungi. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What else? ⁣ ⁣ 📸: @torellofarm

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2 weeks ago

GOT CHIT? Why am I posting a picture of a dead cricket?!?! 🦗 🦗 For my Grow friends who know what Chitin is, and how unbelievable it is for growing plants, I’d like to share my new Craft Cricket Chit with a few of you. This stuff is 🔥 . I want you to test it against your favorite organic amendment!!! No offense to anyone making Frass, but this isn’t like the frass I’ve used over the years! This is Grade A Organic Vegetarian Fed Cricket Chit!! I’ve been trying to source the finest quality Cricket Frass for years and finally have one that I think is out of this world. 🌎 🚀 And it’s sooooo clean! 🧼 I’m working with a local west coast farmer who’s raising the crickets for organic cricket protein powder for food. I’m going to be getting the Frass from this operation. These crickets eat healthier than most of my friends. Seriously! This isn’t an Honor product but stay tuned for the product coming out early next year! I’d like to see who would be interested in trying this Cricket Chit? I have 10 sample bags to send friends that are experienced enough to try a new product in their grow! Let me know in the comments if you’d be able to sample soon and if you are familiar with Chitin and Frass! It would be rad if you know how to test products!! I only have 10 sample bags ready to give out. They’re designed for indoor growers so they’re only 1 pound bags. I’ll come up with a system to give them away if more than 10 people are interested. So do you want some 𝙲𝚛𝚊𝚏𝚝 𝙲𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚝 𝙲𝚑𝚒𝚝 to try? Let me know here!! 👊 #cricketchit #craftcricketchit #chiton #organicsoil #soilgrown #soilamendments #composttea #microbes #pestmanagement #nitrogen #npk #phneutral #mmj #craftcannabis #cannabisgrowers #growcannabis #organiccannabis #cleancannabis

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2 weeks ago

We’re so excited that microBIOMETER is all the way in Israel working its magic! 🇮🇱 👍 Here’s what Binyamin of @galilsoilfarm had to say about his experience 👏 As a small business owner in the business of creating the highest quality artisan soil amendments, I found myself at a distinct disadvantage. While I knew by observation, and more importantly from results, that my products are the best, I was lacking scientific data and actual numbers. Although I purchased a microscope, recognizing and identifying what I was looking for was beyond the scope of my expertise. This lack of hard data made me unsure of, and even doubt, my products. 🤨 microBIOMETER has been a tremendous game changer for me. Now I can test my soil amendments and know without a doubt (with microbial biomass (MB) levels ranging from 436-2029) that mine are some of the best soil amendments on the market. This confidence in my products, the confidence afforded to me by microBIOMETER, allows me to approach customers with the confidence I need in order to be successful. And of course, plant success is my success. 👍 #microbiometer #soilbiology #soilhealth #soilamendment #soilamendments #organic #organicfarming #organicfarm #sustainability #sustsinablefarming #Repost @galilsoilfarm with @get_repost ・・・ Good Soil and Lots of Worms

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2 weeks ago

YOU SURVIVED MONDAY🎉(so...let’s get dirty with nitrogen?🤓)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Nitrogen tends to be the limiting nutrient in ecosystems. 😒 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ In addition, there is a very visual plant response to nitrogen applications. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ These two facts have led to a MASSSSSIVE overapplication of nitrogen fertilizers and manures (ugh). ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ No bueno mates. 👎⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What are other ways to maintain high nitrogen levels? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. Leguminous cover crops⁣⁣ 2. N2-fixing microbials such as Azotobacter and Azospirillium⁣⁣ 3. Building organic matter over time (each 1% organic matter releases 15-25lbs of nitrogen to the soil)⁣⁣ 4. Using super-slow release sources of N such as alfalfa⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Time to shamelessly grab that post-Monday beer as you rock this info. Cheers! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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2 weeks ago

In a no till transition, the key is to place cover crops! 🌱⁣ ⁣ Cover crops take up the empty space and change the soil chemistry before multiple generations of weeds have time to take hold. 🙅‍♂️⁣ ⁣ This is the stage where they’re the easiest to kill with very simple hand cultivation. Simply dragging a hoe along the soil will terminate 90% of the weeds. 😎⁣ ⁣ Following this, seed cover crops. Red clover is our personal favorite for weed reduction - it competes extremely well while providing nitrogen fixation and organic matter.

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2 weeks ago

Spending our day getting things together for the @ushempgrowers conference. Swipe left to see all we've done today. Our castings are kid tested and mother approved for the hemp plants @palmettoharmony. Special thanks to @cowartawardsphotos @cowartawards for helping get all this together! Looking forward to a great day tomorrow. #ushempexpos #southernushempgrowersconference #myrtlebeach #hiltonmyrtlebeachresort #palmettoharmony #wormcastings #hemp #hempfarmers #soilamendments #earthenorganics

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2 weeks ago

How do you maximize oil production per sq ft using mineral nutrition in hemp production? 🤔⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We tend to promote a five step approach 🤓⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. Take a soil test and balance the major cations in the soil (this naturally balances the pH and maximizes micronutrient availability) ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 2. Take frequent soluble paste tests to dial in your feeding program⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 3. Use organic biostimulants, inoculants, and biologically food sources in your feeding program to improve the soil biological engine, which in turn make minerals available for the plant. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 4. Use customized trace mineral foliar sprays through the cycle to micro plant needs at different stages of growth. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 5. Take care of your soil in the off-season! ⁣ ⁣ 📸: @herbs_herbs_hemp_farm

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2 weeks ago

I obviously use all my best content on Facebook 😂

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2 weeks ago

Maximizing the cation exchange capacity is CRUCIAL to a good soiless mix. ⁣ ⁣ Once the CEC is high, we test the mix with a standard soil test and balance the minerals. ⁣ ⁣ Once balanced, we use soluble paste tests to measure the availability of those nutrients over time to maximize plant health. ⁣ ⁣ The key to good availability is maintaining good biology! ⁣ ⁣ Occasional inoculation is critical when you leave real soil and enter the world of soiless media.

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2 weeks ago

Incredibly, the majority of organic matter is actually created by roots!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ When it comes to cover crops, it seems like the aboveground plant material is what is building the organic matter, but it's actually the microbial mass in the rhizosphere eating all the dead roots and root exudates. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This is why having roots in the ground year round is so important. Organic matter levels are building in the soil, even in the winter, as long as there are roots in the ground. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Seeding cover crops now isn't a bad idea - they may not germinate this winter but will remain dormant and fly up in the spring. ⁣ ⁣ 📸: @massmedicalstrains

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3 weeks ago

Why is tilling so bad for soil exactly? ⁣ ⁣ Most organic matter is protected within soil aggregates.⁣ ⁣ Some of this organic matter is thousands of years old! ⁣ ⁣ Microbes cannot access this organic matter to eat it. ⁣ ⁣ It is also protected from oxygen and water, which has the potential to break it down. ⁣ ⁣ When soil is tilled, these soil aggregates are broken apart. ⁣ ⁣ As soon as it is exposed to air, soil microbes begin to work on the digestion of the organic matter. ⁣ ⁣ This is why organic matter decreases dramatically after a native ecosystem is plowed. ⁣ ⁣ Luckily, it is (relatively) easy to re-build the organic matter that is lost over the course of several years.

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3 weeks ago

THE BLADES. If you want to grow an organic lawn, a true organic lawn, then here is the missing link ✅ Our Bu’s Blades: Lawn, Seed & Sod is made with our biodynamic compost, is gmo-free (tested) is full of nutrients and has all of the microbes labeled on the back of the bag 💯 1 bag can cover up to 250 sq ft 😮 the GREEN BAG of BU can also be used as a one-step, organic, all purpose soil amendment that is 100 % complete to revitalize any bed, raised bed, fabric pot, pot or container ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This stuff is absolutely, mind-numbingly, the BEST product on the market 🙏🐄🌟🚀🌎💫 #busblades #biodynamic #malibucompost #organiclawn #organiclawncare #gardening #organicgardening #gmofree #soilamendments #organic #BU #healyoursoilhealyoursoul #trueorganicrevolution #health #healthylifestyle #microbes #bethechange #beatcancer #dothebu

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3 weeks ago

This week in the 52 Weeks of Agronomy we talk about small but vital elements critical to plant and soil health #linkinbio 👆

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3 weeks ago

Fellows Soil Nerds...we know sodium is rarely talked about, so let’s talk nerdy 😏⁣ ⁣ Sodium is ALWAYS something to minimize in your soil. While a very few crops may benefit from a tiny amount, it is generally one of the worst minerals to have in abundance in your soil. ☠️⁣ ⁣ Sodium is a very strong antagonist to Ca, Mg, and K. It also does a tremendous job increasing the soluble salts in a soil, without actually providing anything of value. ⁣ ⁣ When sodium is high in soil - measured by the Sodium Adsorption Ratio - it can SERIOUSLY hurt your soil structure. Soil tends to floculate when there is good calcium and magnesium balance. ⁣ ⁣ BUUUUUT with sodium, it does the opposite! 😰⁣ ⁣ This reduces water infiltration and aeration. It limits your biological activity and decreases crop health dramatically. ⁣ ⁣ This soil is termed "sodic" and plants will NEVER thrive in a sodic soil. ⁣ ⁣ The best solution to sodium is to leach your soil with 2" of clean water. This should move 50-80% of the sodium out of your system. Avoid salty sources of compost applied in large quantities. ⁣ ⁣ DM us “soil” if you want to continue talking nerdy with us about your soil, and how we can help you keep Thanos (sodium) from becoming powerful on your farm. 💪

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3 weeks ago

Soil chemistry can be so finicky...😒⁣ ⁣ We often see calcium or phosphorus show up as HIGH on a standard soil test, only to see that it's LOW in the soil solution? (Soil solution = the water in soil that plants are able to take up.)⁣ ⁣ How could that be? 🤯⁣ ⁣ Many factors influence the "feeding rate" of minerals into solution. One is temperature. Another is microbial health. Another is pH. The list goes on and on. ⁣ ⁣ When you see high phosphorus on a soil test, but low availability, one of the best solutions is a PSB - phosphorus solubilizing bacteria. ⁣ ⁣ Only in understanding these differences and bottlenecks will we be able to identify what exactly is preventing nutrients from moving into solution, enabling us to reduce chemical inputs and move toward biological agriculture. 🤓

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3 weeks ago

“All In marching order” or “staged like a choir”... I am enjoying these for a couple days while they wait around for their new home to be prepped. I can’t tell you how fun it is to rip out so much sick, diseased riddled, over used, improperly placed, badly mangled landscape plants and put in all this fabulousness. #plantsaremypalette #yardrenovation #guttingtheyard #nomorecrapplants #placementiseverything #soilamendments #petalorganiclandscaping #shade #evergreen #thewoodlands #landscapedesign

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3 weeks ago

Mild dyslexia and a brain filled with more knowledge than I can actively decipher on a regular basis leads me to hate acronyms. And yet I find myself willingly accepting more into my fold. These plus a few more pages are my initial notes on Korean natural farming. A brief refresher on soil microbes probably would have been beneficial before this, but what can you do 🤷‍♀️ #knf #soilamendments #learning #notes #farming #giveme10years

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Stacks on stacks 💥

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