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microBIOMETER® Soil Testing at Hemp Farm in Iowa

PLANT Group is a team of designers, engineers, and ecologists building systems to connect humans and nature. Through their partnership with Blue Forest Farms, Austin Arrington and the team at PLANT Group are currently using microBIOMETER® to research the soil health and carbon sequestration implications of growing hemp at their research farm, Honeysuckle Hops &

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microBIOMETER® soil testing in France

The Biospheres, working through the CDA*, accompanies and trains farmers/agricultural companies in the agroecological transition based on a soil conservation approach. The group is also working on applied research projects and therefore on trials under real farming conditions in which they evaluate the impact of certain changes in practices on different indicators

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microBIOMETER® utilized in University of Michigan Study

Joshua Mikesell utilized microBIOMETER® in a University of Michigan Intern Student Program last fall for his 501(c)3 compost business Happy Coast. The goal of his compost business is to seek out organic waste products and develop ways to reduce and recycle these materials. In preparation for the study, Joshua created multiple controlled scenarios

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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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