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Improving soil health and carbon content

Modern agriculture practices have led to the systematic degradation of the world’s soil and release of carbon into the environment. The effects are increased need for expensive and environmentally dangerous inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides), the loss of fertile top soil, decrease in water holding capacity of soil and dangerously

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microBIOMETER® testing bio fertilizers in Canada

Ralph Lett, head of product development at Acterra , was kind enough to share his microBIOMETER® experience with us. We love hearing the different ways our customers are using our soil test! Please contact us if you would like to be featured in our newsletter.

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microBIOMETER® on the golf course!

Graham Mackie, Golf Course Manager at Edzell Golf Course in the U.K., has been using microBIOMETER® to monitor the health of the soil on the greens. Here is what he had to say about our soil test. “I really like microBIOMETER®. It is simple to use and for the first time I can

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microBIOMETER® at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Soil microbial activities in Lafayette, LA Last semester Soil Science and Environmental Pedology students under a supervision of Dr. Anna Paltseva [annapaltseva.com] conducted a soil microbial experiment on campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Each of the group of students collected different samples from lawn, vegetable containers, around tree

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Microbial Biomass vs Microbial Respiration

What is the difference between microbial biomass (MB) and microbial respiration rate (RR) ? Both parameters are used to assess soil microbial health. The respiration assay measures the amount of carbon dioxide produced by the microbes in a given weight of soil. The soil is dried and then rewetted and

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microBIOMETER® answers your webinar questions!

We appreciate your taking the time to join our Acres webinar “How Microbes Protect Plants” presented by Dr. Judith Fitzpatrick. There were quite a few questions posed during the webinar that unfortunately went unanswered. Dr. Fitzpatrick has answered them below. Missed the webinar? Click here to watch!

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microBIOMETER® in the Classroom!

We began offering microBIOMETER® Academia Classroom kits last year and are excited with the interest we have received so far from universities, high schools and other academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Professors are utilizing our soil test to introduce their students to the world of microbes and soil health.

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microBIOMETER® releases advanced user interface

We are very excited to be releasing a new feature to the microBIOMETER® soil testing app. Project Management allows users to create custom projects utilizing unique fields and enables team members to contribute their microBIOMETER® soil test results to the project.

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