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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 …

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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 …

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Its SymSoil, Don't call it "Compost"

SymSoil provides integrated soil health.  We focus on microbial diversity by recolonizing native soil biomes.  Our biologically enhanced compost, like humus, dramatically improves nutrient availability, soil porosity and water retention. We hesitate to refer to our core product as compost because it doesn’t begin to describe what this material does.  We have struggled to come …

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