World Soil Day 2018

 

The United Nations through the Food and Agriculture Organization designated December 5th as the International Day of Soils. This year World Soil Day will be celebrated under the theme, “Be the solution to soil pollution.” This is done in order to focus attention on the importance of soil to the existence of mankind. Soil is the upper part of the earth’s surface; this is where plants are grown to sustain lives. Below this lies the rocks from which soils are made. However, it takes thousands or even millions of years for rocks to be converted into soil but it can be lost within only a few hundred years. This means that every effort must be made to preserve what is available. Soil is made up of two main layers, top soil and sub soil.

The top soil is usually the most fertile part of the soil and normally contains the highest content of organic matter. We often take soil for granted because it is found almost everywhere even under the sea. Though it is always touted that SVG has some of the best soils in the world, this can quickly be erased by soil erosion and pollution.

Soil is very important to the existence of mankind. However, erosion and pollution can quickly degrade our soils. We must continuously practice our soil conservation as well as protecting our soils from pollutants so that we can adequately sustain our ecosystems for generations to come.

Our soil is alive, so we need to treat it with respect like our lives depend on it!

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How will you celebrate World Soil Day?

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46 Bushel Beans with No Fertilizer

 

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46 Bushel Bean with No Fertilzer

This is a follow up posting from the post we did back in Sept on how well SumaGreen worked on soybeans grown in Minnesota. This farmer let us know that with just using the SumaGreen no fertilizer added he got 46 bushels per acre on his beans this year, the photo above is of the bean that produced that. Contact us to see if SumaGreen can do the same for you.

SumaGreen Grown Grapes

This photo was sent to us from a customer in Northern Montana that’s using the SumaGreen Ag on all of his produce. He wanted to share this photo of his grapes from this year and let us know that he was able to harvest them 1 month earlier then he has ever been able to harvest. He has noticed that the grapes ripen faster as well they have been sweeter. The SumaGreen has been the only input used on them.

 

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Minnesota Soybeans

We had a farmer that used SumaGreen Ag on his Soybeans this year send us these photo’s. He just wanted to let us know that he has never had soybeans look this good before, and he wanted to share with us on how they looked. The comment that he made to us was,

All I can say is the product works

ATT_1441985562455_Jessie Corey ATT_1441985521978_0_1The photo on the top had SumaGreen Ag applied at a rate of 1/2 gallon per acre, with the plants getting to be a little over 2 feet tall,and the photo on the bottom had the SumaGreen Ag applied at a rate of 1 gallon per acre, with the plants getting to be a little over 3 feet tall, and looking to be fuller. The farmer said they both had pod on the plants all the way to the top, they also had a field that didn’t get any SumaGreen applied and the plants were just a little over a foot tall. Soil for all fields was heavy clay.  SumaGreen was the only input applied to these Soybean this year

Better Produce

I just wanted to pass this email on that I got from a customer in North Dakota that was working with the SumaGreen Product this year. He used it on sweet corn and a verity of vegetables.  I just  copied the email as I got it so everyone can see that the product inspired this email with having a happy customer. He shared info with me all through the growing season and he found that not only did he have better tomato’s in size but they were tasting better as well. He also had great results with his sweet corn, Great yield, and Great flavor. This is a photo of one of the tomato’s. This was done using organic practices, the customer is working to get organic certification.

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(Kevin, I finally found something on the tomatoes that I grew they are a Polish Paste tomato they said their average weight at 5-8 ounces and this size I had tomatoes using SumaGreen and Sustane at 7 to 10 ounce tomato I did have several tomatoes go 11-12 ounces. Thought you should know I am going to talk to one of the farmers west of Garrison and tell him my results. Thank You  for a great product and have a great day. Arland)

Reduce Water Runoff to Improve River Health

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I would like to talk about the state of the river and how healthy soil plays a big roll in the health of rivers and lakes. A “Green Ideas and Ham” meeting put on by Environment Minnesota I attended this summer had Lark Weller from the National Park Service and Trevor Russell from Friends of the Mississippi River, that talked about the State of the River Report that the National Park Service and Friends of the Mississippi River put together talking about how the river is doing. I have listed the website below so you can read the report.

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The report shows that we have been working on helping the rivers by reducing what runs off into them. In some ways the river is looking better, but we still have a long way to go. The report from the MN EPA shows that a lot of the rivers and lake on the southern part of the state have high levels of nitrates in them. With all of the changes that we have made to the landscape and the way we farm today it puts extra demand onto the rivers. We don’t have as much wet land area to help hold the rain runoff so all that water goes right to the rivers and by doing so it pulls in the fertilizers we have been using as well as other pollutants right to the rivers. One thing we can do help make the soil healthy again so it can hold more water and we have less runoff. To do that we need to increase the microbial life in the soil, which will consequently increase the organic matter that will reduce the amount of water running off into the water ways.

The SumaGreen line of microbial soil enhancers are one of the best defenses against excessive water runoff. Tests have shown that SumaGreen significantly improves soil health, root structure, organic matter, water holding capacity, and reduces the need for other inputs so you can reduce input costs.

Would you like your crops to look like this?

Just wanted to send out this photo to show how well SumaGreen works on potato’s. The photo, taken in July of 2013, shows a treated and untreated row of potato’s. The untreated row was planted about 2 1/2 weeks before the treated row. So not only did we end up with a better germination on the seeds but as you can see the treated has made up for lost time. Let me know if you like what you see. I will follow up later this fall to let you know how the yield turns out.

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