• What Makes Soil Healthy? The ABC’s of Soil Health

    In this post, we will give you the big picture of what soil needs to be healthy and grow nutritious plants and animals – The ABC’s of Soil Health.  Whether you grow plants in pots on your balcony or farm thousands of acres commercially, applying these principles can significantly improve your soil.  The ABC’s of…

  • Most Farmers Don’t Know…

    Most Farmers Don’t Know…

    Most farmers don’t know that glyphosate (Round*p) is an antimicrobial. Most farmers don’t know that microbes are responsible for feeding plants the nutrients they need. Most farmers don’t know that their entire farming operation depends on microbes and they continue to spray chemicals multiple times per year that kill the microbes. Most farmers don’t know…

Soil Aerobic Zone – THE Foundation of Soil Health

In this article I will tell you what the soil aerobic zone is, why it matters, and how to check how deep it is. What is the Soil Aerobic Zone and Why Does it Matter? The top layer of soil where microbes and feeder roots grow is called the aerobic zone. Microbes need air just like you and I do.  They will flourish in soil with abundant air.  Good soil is 25% air by volume.  Hard-packed, crusted soil does not have much air.  Because air cannot get into the soil, there is little to no microbial life.  Microbes can only live where there is enough air! Let us consider the…

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