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Comparison of growth of conventional strawberries, with and without Pacific Gro and MetaGro ST microbial
Tara Caton, research coordinator of the Rodale Institute, spoke to a conference in Oregon about their trials using Hemp in crop rotations. She explained how industrial hemp has great promise to regenerate soil, due to its high growth rate and huge root mass. And it's also a cash crop. It fits well when followed by wheat or rye. Rodale hemp trials are starting the third year in Pennsylvania.
Strawberries, Jan 1st in Santa Maria Valley of California. These berry plants are reaching the “hardening off” stage, losing their vitality, and near the end of their very productive life. That’s the normal life cycle of the plant. In fields treated with Pacific Gro and Metagro ST, the plants were still thriving, producing berries, and the farms were still picking berries. Most other farms in the area were done. So this farm got a nice late season return and good prices.
Balancing soil nutrition is important to everyone in the food chain, from farmer to consumer. Dr. Zach Bush gave a keynote address at the Acres Eco-Farm Conference in Minneapolis, where he discussed nutrient density of our foods
Regenerative farming and its potential to sequester carbon in the soil was the subject of the First Canadian Summit on Climate Action in Food Systems
Humic acid and other humate products are very important inputs, and should be applied with all fertilizer programs. We strongly recommend using Huma Gro products, tank mixed with Pacific Gro.
New soil health metrics can help farms communicate the value of better farming practices
Some observations from our trials of healthier plants, reduced pest and disease pressure and better produce.
This season’s vineyard trial was very successful, documented by data on soil biological activity, grape brix at harvest, and leaf extract analysis. Pacific Gro helped stop progression of red blotch, improved leaf color and vigor during heat stress, increased the soil biological activity and also increased the brix of grapes at harvest. Please see our trial summary report: https://www.pacificgro.com/docs/grape-trial-report-9-20-19.pdf
Visiting our corn trial in Iowa last week, the corn was remarkably healthier, though Pacific Gro was applied at a minimal rate of just 2 gallons/acre in a conventional program. Less leaf disease (Gosser's wilt, leaf blight, grey leaf spot) and more nitrogen going into the plants. See full report here (link to Corn Trial Summary filed in PacificGro.com/Trials)
Regenerative agriculture has become a hot button topic throughout the world. It moves the soil health needle. … Regenerative agriculture practices facilitate the drawdown of excess CO2 through photosynthesis, and by increasing soil health, this also improves farmers’ profitability.
We’re learning that not only do we need intensive microbial communities in our soils, but we also need a broad diversity of microbes. Soil microbes are critical for vigorous plant growth … and it's not hard to make them work for you.
Pacific Gro is a company that produces high-quality biological soil nutrition that is proven to increase soil's ability to function and release nutrients to crops making them more resilient. This product increases the biological diversity of the soil and produces superior crop results.