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Tequila Jalisco, Mexico - August 15, 2020: Two farmers are cutting the agave stalks in the field.

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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microBIOMETER® in Sierra Leone

Drew Hundelt, 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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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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Group of dairy cows in the muddy coral on dairy farm outside Salt Lake City, Utah.

microBIOMETER testing at Cornell University

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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Soil testing at Central High School

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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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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Hand pouring soil checking quality for sow or grow a seedling of vegetable.

Which soil test is right for me?

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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Bright Endeavors Now

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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Rapeseed and cereal seedlings  growing in agricultural  field to improve soil structure, cover crops to improve soil structure, sustainable agriculture concept

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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An unrecognizable farmer working in the field. He's analyzing his land.

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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