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Customer Spotlight: Applied Bio-Minerals

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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In-field testing to assess soil health

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. Every two years the Soul Fire Farm team takes a closer

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microBIOMETER® Partners with Think Regeneration

We are excited to partner with Think Regeneration to support the Regenerate AZ program which will build a hub of regenerative farmers and ranchers in the water-starved southwest. An event later in 2023 will bring a small group of producers to the first Regenerative Organic Certified® farms in Arizona to

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microBIOMETER® takes part in soil testing trials

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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microBIOMETER® 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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microBIOMETER® Partners with Save Soil Foundation

microBIOMETER® is excited to announce a new partnership with the Save Soil Foundation, a global, non-profit organization. The Save Soil Foundation (SSF) was initiated as a part of the #SaveSoil campaign which has committed to solving our planet’s desertification crisis through sustainable soil management practices.

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History and Science Behind microBIOMETER®

The [microBIOMETER®vwas developed with the need in mind to deliver a device that could be manufactured very reasonably so that it could service the whole world. For over 50 years scientists have known that microbes are the best indicator of soil health. One of the common methods used for determining

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microBIOMETER® Utilized in Soil Health Trials

Amy Gardner of Kalispell, Montana serves farmers in the Flathead Valley as an agronomy coach through her business, Lower Valley Consulting Inc. Amy has been scouting soil health trials as part of gathering third-party research for the company AgriGro. Farmers have been applying AgriGro’s prebiotic technology to boost soil health

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microBIOMETER® at the Science Fair!

Francis Lawton an 8th grader at St. Timothy School in Los Angeles, CA utilized microBIOMETER® in his science fair project titled “The Effect of Greywater on Plant Growth, Soil Microbial Biomass Carbon,and Soil Fungi to Bacteria Ratio.”

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How much water and nutrients can your soil hold?

The particular make-up of your soil determines its color, texture, and nutrient storage capacity. Knowing about your soil’s texture and nutrient storage capacity is important when deciding how much and how often to feed and water your plants. Some nutrients are more easily stored and attached to soil particles compared

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microBIOMETER® in Uganda

Our long-time customer and soil health partner, Matthew Slaughter of Earthfort Lab has recently teamed up with Michael Neuman at Partners in Progress. Partners in Progress is a non-profit organization responsible for providing Earthfort’s Field Lab Kit as well as training for the farmers in Uganda and Haiti. The Field

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