Products - Soil Applied
Why Condition Your Soil?
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.
Building healthy soil
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.
No substitute for good field management
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.
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.
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.
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™ Fulvic90 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.
Zinc Sulfate 35.5%
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.