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CARES Act and Agriculture

Today the CARES Act was passed in Washington. includes money to replenish the U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation and money for emergency appropriation to support farmers and growers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unsung Soil Heroes, the Soil Food Web

21st century farming tools are biology. Overview of the Soil Food Web (SFW) or soil biology. How the soil microbe biome and related soil organisms work together to make nutrients accessible for plants.

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Regenerative Agriculture and SymSoil

On the continuum from organic farming to sustainable farming, regenerative e farming is the logical next step.  With each crop farmed in a regenerative way, the soil health and fertility improves.  Thus, regenerative agriculture is the return to the harmonious and mindful application of natural systems to farming.  This approach has proven its ability to … Regenerative Agriculture and SymSoil Read More »

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Robust Compost

Robust Compost feeds plants the way nature intended with the complete soil microbe biome.  Sometimes called Living Soil, Soil Food Web compost or biocomplete compost, the full spectrum soil ecosystem includes bacteria, fungi, archaea, beneficial nematodes, amoeba, flagellates and micro-arthropods. Often it has other types of life, including animals (earthworms) and it may contain diatoms … Robust Compost Read More »

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What is Robust Compost?

Robust Compost not commodity compost. It contains the complete soil microbe biome and biologically active. See: BioComplete or Soil Food Web

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Nematodes in space

AstroNematode: Biocontrol Agent

Significant BioAg Practice Advancing Pest Control Heroes can come from the most unexpected places. Particularly, a tiny worm like an AstroNematode of the soil microbe biome can be a valiant protector of high value crops. This post explains how. Biocontrol and its advantages Chemical pesticides are traditionally used as defense against crop damage. But chemical … AstroNematode: Biocontrol Agent Read More »

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AstroNematodes Reach For The Stars

Important Soil Microbe Biome Link Studied for Significant Pest Control …3…2…1…Blast Off!!  A nematode named Steinernema feltiae – a.k.a. AstroNematode – just spent the past month aboard the International Space Station.  Scientists hope the data collected on these creatures when exposed to the extreme microgravity environment will help us learn more about these useful pest … AstroNematodes Reach For The Stars Read More »

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Soil Food Web and Amoeba

SymSoil Amoeba Page

Healthy soil has at least 7 types of life, with over 10,000 species. If all of the life in one acre of healthy soil was brought to the surface, it would weigh the same as two full grown elephants. Sometimes referred to as biocomplete or full spectrum living soil, the complete soil microbe biome includes … SymSoil Amoeba Page Read More »

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Worms and Nematodes in Space!

The announcement from the USDA Agricultural Research Service starts: Starship Nematode! One tiny step for a nematode, One Big Step towards sustainable agriculture! In February, it was announced that small round worms (nematodes) would be sent into space to see how they reacted to the low gravity environment of the International Space Station. This is … Worms and Nematodes in Space! Read More »

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Climate Change News from UN

Today’s NYTimes Headline “Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, UN Warns” is hardly news.  3 Years ago, the FAO said “60 years of food left”  In May of this year, they reiterated this with a report that said,”Yes our assessment was right. Now there are 57 years” Why did I, personally, go from Finance … Climate Change News from UN Read More »

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