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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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Carbon Sink Incentive Program

In June 2022, Foodshed launched San Diego’s first[ Carbon Sink Incentive Program. With this pilot program, Foodshed is incentivizing at the point of purchase the adoption and/or ongoing carbon farming practices in 15 soil-based farms for food production in their network. Farmers receive a higher premium payment (5% to 15%)

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Microbial biomass and microbial respiration

Both microbial biomass and microbial respiration are considered efficient indicators of soil health. Soil respiration is the measure of the carbon dioxide produced by the microbes in a given weight of soil while microbial biomass is the measure of the mass of microbes- both active and dormant. Microbial biomass (MB)

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Evaluating the effectiveness of vermicompost extract

Long time customer Jesse Wiser recently presented at the annual American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) conference in New Orleans. His presentation centered on methods small growers can use to improve the soil ecosystem. During the presentation, Jesse demonstrated microBIOMETER® as a user-friendly, cost-effective tool to measure microbial health. The demonstration

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Tech aims to help boost soil health

According to experts, more than half of the world’s agricultural soil has already been degraded. Attempting to improve matters, revolutionary Indian guru – Sadhguru is continuing to lead a global campaign called SaveSoil, which pushes to improve soil health around the world. We know there are several causes for soil

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The Role of Blockchain in the Carbon Market

The rise of global carbon dioxide levels has called on governments and businesses to limit how much carbon emissions they produce over the succeeding years. There have been several international agreements which address this issue, specifically, the Paris Agreement has been the most notable, as it established international compliance through

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