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Oakarver
 
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Bio Soil Enhancers Forage Boost

Postby Oakarver » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:27 pm

http://www.popsci.com/bown/2011/product/big-soil-enhancers-forage-boost

Farmers and ranchers worldwide use about 180 million tons of nitrogen fertilizer every year, much of which eventually runs into waterways and oceans, causing algae blooms that kill aquatic life. The mix of more than 30 microbes in Forage Boost could eliminate all other fertilizer use on the planet’s eight billion acres of pasture grass. Forage Boost’s microbes replace naturally occurring ones that are lost in overfarmed soil, increasing productivity by locking nitrogen in the soil and breaking down organic waste into useful nutrients. The treatment increases grass yield by some 20 percent over standard fertilizer. And because microbes create micro-channels in the soil structure, water runoff decreases by about half, reducing watering needs. From $40/gallon


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Company website: http://www.sumagrow.com

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Re: Bio Soil Enhancers Forage Boost

Postby ranwin33 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:24 pm

Proper land management will do the same thing.

Although I am interested in sea minerals and kelp as soil amendments. Have not tried them yet though.
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Re: Bio Soil Enhancers Forage Boost

Postby Oakarver » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:39 pm

That would take a bit more time though ;)

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Re: Bio Soil Enhancers Forage Boost

Postby ranwin33 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:12 pm

That would be true, but at a 1 to 20 ratio it will cost me about $5000 to do a hundred acres.
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