Building healthy soil involves the ongoing practice of field management strategies that maintain nutrient balance and build good soil structure. But how do you know if your soil is healthy? Soil that is considered healthy has a high capacity for water storage and good water management properties such as retention and infiltration. It also contains a volume and balance of nutrients that are healthy for plants and soil microbial life. Most critical is that a healthy soil contains large populations of microbes and other beneficial organisms like earthworms that can supply a steady stream of nutrition to your crops while keeping populations of pathogenic organisms in check.
So, how do you make or promote healthy soil? It's simple. You promote the development of organic matter in your soil. Organic matter is made by microbial digestion of crop residues, so a healthy and happy microbial population is necessary to build organic matter. The most important thing to remember is not to do anything to your fields and soil that reduces organic matter.
In addition to using good field management practices that conserve and build organic matter such as reduced tillage and planting cover crops, you may also need to supplement these practices with the application of products that will help to promote and build health in the soil. We offer a variety of soil conditioning and biological promotants that have been specifically designed to help quickly break down crop residues into usable nutrients, eliminate disease from your fields and build organic matter levels back into your soils.
While calcium is called the trucker of all nutrients, boron is said to be the steering wheel because it is responsible for "steering" calcium into the plant. For this reason, boron, although needed in only very small amounts, is crucial to the uptake of calcium.
Manganese is a critical component to the health of any plant. It is actually the element (or, actually, the lack thereof) that makes some herbicides effective.
Molasses provides an effective, available source of carbon energy and carbohydrates to feed and stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms so your soil life will flourish to create greater natural soil fertility.
Organic molasses is a unique biostimulating material that can be a very beneficial input on your farm to promote the health and vitality of your soil.
BAM (Beneficial Anaerobic Microbes) is a liquid microbial inoculum that can be used to produce superior compost in a fraction of the time.
NTS Bio-N™ contains organisms capable of converting atmospheric nitrogen to ammonium nitrogen in the soil giving your crop access to free atmospheric nitrogenAccess to increased levels of nitrogen can help to improve crop production and crop quality.
NTS Bio-P™ provides a simple and cost-affordable solution to the problem of the phosphorous conundrum. All soils with a history of applied fertilizer contain large amounts of insoluble phosphate that is locked up or "frozen" due to the habit of the phosphate ion to tightly bind to positive cations in the soil profile.
Dia-Life™ is comprised of micronized diatomaceous earth, which contains amorphous silica and is made of microscopic and fossilized remains of diatoms. Boron is also included in the formulation.
Calcium and phosphorus are the two principal elements involved in photosynthesis and plant sugar production. NTS Life Force Super Active™ represents a rare fusion of these two elements in a plant-available form to promote optimal plant health and high production.
Root health is plant health and these organisms are the essence of healthy roots. Glomalin produced by AMF generates over 30% of the world's soil carbon so adding AMF to your soil will build humus. This blend also boosts phosphate and zinc availability and lifts calcium levels in plants.
SeaPack™ Oceanic Hydrolysate 2-1-0.3 is an amazing plant immune booster. This product can improve plant vigour and health, and also soil health.
TrueBlend™ Starter is a perfect, organic blend of nutrients, micro-nutrients, and bio-stimulants that will provide your new seedlings the boost they need for fast initial root and top growth.
TrueCal™ is a pure, clean, and true solution of liquid calcium that is suitable for all growing environments - - and it is approved as an organic input in Canada.
When applied directly to soil, humic acid is a powerful fungi promoter, a nitrogen stabilizer and phosphate complexing agent. Along with their natural chelating and complexing properties, humates have the ability of to increase permeability of cells which can improve nutrient uptake by up to 40%. Humates can also buffer pH and reduce the effects of excessive elements (e.g. sodium), toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
TrueHume™ Fulvic70 has phenomenal nutrient-loading capacity related to a CEC of 1400. Due to its very small molecular size, minerals chelated with fulvic acid enjoy rapid entry through plant walls. This characteristic has tremendous importance for fast-tracking the plant availability of rock minerals, rock phosphate, and lime.
TrueLaunch is designed to help increase organic matter, water retention, and beneficial fungi within your soil. TrueLaunch can help increase yield, plant health, and resistance to abiotic stressors.
• Increase life within the soil
• Increase root mass
• Increase water retention
TrueStim™ is a growth stimulator that works to improve photosynthesis for enhanced production of plant sugars while also providing a source of ingredients necessary to promote high levels of photosynthesis including Calcium, Potassium, Boron and many more beneficial nutrients.
Zinc is a very important yield factor in that it is chiefly responsible for leaf sizing. With the leaf being the plant's primary solar panel, the overall size (surface area) of the leaf will directly govern the amount of sunlight that can be captured by the plant to feed photosynthesis.