The BioLynceus® Blog

Webinar – Lot125® for Phosphate Efficiency

https://youtu.be/zsngPjCfHqA The volatile market for phosphate can send prices soaring. In times like these, it is important for farmers to make the best use of phosphate that they can. In this short 10-minute video, our Lead Agronomist, Scott Anderson explains how...

Irrigation Deficit Study Shows 40 Bushel Yield Increase

An Irrigation Deficit Study in Yuma, Colorado showed that the application of Lot 125® increased corn yields by nearly 30% with less water. A typical 24 inch per season irrigation was reduced to only 18 inches in the study. The result was a $187 per acre increase over...

Where Have All the Snowbirds Gone?

Where Have All the Snowbirds Gone?

Another Road Warrior Observation F:M Issues In my travels this year, as limited as they have been (yes, I am suffering from severe hotel withdrawal), I have observed a recurring issue hampering the optimum efficiency of wastewater operations. This issue is the lack of...

Nitrification in Cold Weather

Nitrification in Cold Weather

One thing that is definite is understanding of when water temperatures get cold your bugs may not be so happy. One thing that has continued to show up year after year for the last 25 years in the environmental business, especially the wastewater industry, is the idea...

Why All Humic Acids Are Not Created Equal

Why All Humic Acids Are Not Created Equal

As the use of humic acids become more prevalent in agricultural, turf, environmental, home & garden and other applications, the prospective customer may well ask the question, "What is the difference in humic acid products?" Since Global Organics is large provider...

Bio-Dredging Solids in a Lagoon System

Bio-Dredging Solids in a Lagoon System

Lagoon System 0.01 MGD Municipalities using lagoon systems for wastewater treatment are often challenged with accumulating solids in their treatment ponds. Municipal wastewater carries high organic substrate loads that can inhibit proper wastewater processing....

Soil Biology

Soil Biology

Life in the Soil and Landscape An incredible diversity of organisms make up the soil food web. These organisms range in size from the tiniest one-celled bacteria, algae, fungi, and protozoa, to the most complex nematodes and microarthopods, to the visible earthworms,...

Biooxidation of Wastewater

Biooxidation of Wastewater

Operators of animal, industrial and municipal wastewater systems have often been surprised with the increase of dissolved oxygen in wastewater where BioLynceus products have been applied with reported odor and sludge reduction. In noting the increase in biological...

Soil Bioremediation

Soil Bioremediation

Throughout history man has expected nature to dispose of whatever material he has buried in the soil. Without the great digestive capacity of soil we would be up to our ears in organic matter. The natural digestive process converts organic matter to reusable and...

Soil Microbes and Nutrient Uptake

Soil Microbes and Nutrient Uptake

Improvement in crop growth obtained from crop and soil management practices is the result of increased activity of microbes in the vicinity of plant roots (the rhizosphere). There is still much unknown in the relationship of roots and microbes because of the...

Water Clarity Treatment In Irrigation Ponds

Water Clarity Treatment In Irrigation Ponds

A country club in Montana was having issues with water clarity in their irrigation ponds. The two ponds had a total surface area of 5.5 acres. The water bodies were filledwith treated wastewater. Additionally, the ponds received runoff from the fertilized golf course....

Soil, Microbes and Water Management

Soil, Microbes and Water Management

The following research article, developed by BioFlora's team at the Integrated Life Science Research Center, describes how soil structure and stability are critical factors for agricultural water management. Please share it with your PCA or call your BioLynceus®...

Effluent Water and Lake Cleanup

Effluent Water and Lake Cleanup

The definition of effluent is “something that flows out.” We can then say that any flowing water is effluent, whether it comes from a wastewater treatment plant or flows from land, taking with it fertilizer nutrients, herbicides, insecticides, or any other chemical,...

BioLynceus® Hemp Program

BioLynceus® Hemp Program

Strains of cannabis that lack THC are grown to produce products from food, to textiles and building materials. This regulated material is becoming an option for American farmers with state regulations opening up the previous restrictions on growing strains of...

Solids Reduction in a Municipal Lagoon System

Solids Reduction in a Municipal Lagoon System

One of the most persistent challenges in lagoon wastewater treatment is solids (sludge) management. Lagoon systems are designed to reduce organic solids during wastewaterprocessing. Built up sludge is typically dredged from lagoon systems with heavy equipment. Once...

5 Ways to Reduce Wastewater Solids

5 Ways to Reduce Wastewater Solids

Solids are an inevitable challenge in wastewater treatment. Even the world’s most efficient treatment systems must waste and dispose of some byproducts. The types of solids covered in this article are: trash (solid waste), organic solids, and inorganic solids (grit)....

BioLynceus® Turf Products FAQs

BioLynceus® Turf Products FAQs

Do BioLynceus® products replace commercial fertilizer or can fertilizer usage be decreased?BioLynceus® p roducts promote increased efficiency of commercial fertilizers. We recommend that greens keepers or turf managers continue a balanced fertilizer program until the...

Revegetating Mine Waste Using Bioaugmentation

Revegetating Mine Waste Using Bioaugmentation

Revegetation is a powerful tool used to retain mine drainage and stabilize waste rock piles after mining activities. However, promoting plant growth on mine waste rock pilescan be challenging. These environments typically have limited topsoil development and steep...

High Stakes: Marijuana and Wastewater

High Stakes: Marijuana and Wastewater

Why your municipality should complete a pretreatment survey During my research for my new class “The Changing World of Pretreatment,” I ran across many new and inventive ways to use THC and CBD products. In Denver, Ganja Yoga encourages the two relaxation methods in...

City Park Turf Bioaugmentation

City Park Turf Bioaugmentation

Turf and Landscaping 11.5 Acres The Parks Department in a Wyoming municipality conducted a study on 11.5 acres of city park turf to determine the effects of biologically enhanced soil amendments on plant and soil health. BioLynceus® Lot 125® and Seaweed Cream® were...

Golf Course Turf Bioaugmentation

Golf Course Turf Bioaugmentation

Turf and Landscaping 150 Acres A golf course in the Colorado Front Range was having trouble growing healthy turf. The site was previously used for agriculture and sod production. Because of this, the golf course had variable soil conditions with little to no topsoil...

Corn Testimonial

Corn Testimonial

Darwin Jeffers of Phillips County, CO used BioLynceus® Lot 125® on his 2010 Conservation Reserve Program breakout planted to dryland corn, and on his dryland wheat crop, in 2011. The corn made $311 profit over expenses at 82 volume per acre. The wheat made 52 volume...

Turf Farm Testimonial

Turf Farm Testimonial

We at Green Acres Turf Farm have been using BioLynceus® products for over 4 years. In our program of utilizing these products we have reduced our use of granular commercial fertilizers substantially while actually increasing the quality of our turf product. The...

Turf Farm Testimonial

Turf Farm Testimonial

This is to inform you of the positive results that Humega® has on the turf farm. I would recommend this product to be used on other turf farms, parks, golf courses, and recreation fields. The following are results we had when using Humega®: Noticed increase soil...

Organic Farm Testimonial

Organic Farm Testimonial

Western Colorado Organic Orchards, Inc. is a certified organic farm with 29 acres of fruit and vegetable production. Over the last four years I have been very pleased to work with BioLynceus® and use several of Global Organics' products including: Seaweed Cream®, Lot...

Golf Course Turf Testimonial

Golf Course Turf Testimonial

Several years ago we began using Lot 125® as a part of our overall agronomic program. This product was incorporated into all of our spray tank applications. Lot 125® appeared to help with overall turf vigor and soil improvements from humic and fulvic acids in the...

Homeowner Lawn Testimonial

Homeowner Lawn Testimonial

Not only do I have the "greenest lawn on the block", I've done it during the height of summer period while adhering strictly to the most stringent water restrictions ever imposed by the city of Aurora. Thanks for introducing me to the Humega® and TurfMaster® products....

Golf Course Turf Testimonial

Golf Course Turf Testimonial

I have been using Humega® for more than 4 years. Some of the positive results are increased turf quality and vigor, better utilization of fertilizer (it seems to last longer), quicker germination and quicker maturation of seedlings and fewer hot spots. The most...

Landscape and Lawn Testimonial

Landscape and Lawn Testimonial

I began using BioLynceus® Humega® on some of my clients' lawns and landscaping. I have been extremely impressed with the results! First, I noticed there was no transplant shock when I treated the root ball with Humega® prior to plant installation. Second, I did not...

Turf Farm Testimonial

Turf Farm Testimonial

I am writing this to let you know of a positive experience we recently had with our turf grass that was grown with your soil amendment Lot 125®. We were recently asked to provide turf grass for a client that requested we provide large rolls of sod without using...

Recreation Field Testimonial

Recreation Field Testimonial

St. Vrain Valley School District has been using two BioLynceus® products, Humega® and TurfMaster®, on our Niwot High School Athletic Park site. These are very high usage fields (softball, soccer and baseball). I asked Rick Allen to come to the site and take core...

Golf Course Testimonial

Golf Course Testimonial

I have been on an organic BioFlora products regimen for six years, and I am very happy with the results. I have tried a number of solutions with liquid fertilizer and finally settled on this combination of 5 gallon Humega®, 5 gallon Fulvex®, 5 gallon TurfMaster®, and...

Blowout of Hydrocarbon and Brine

Blowout of Hydrocarbon and Brine

In 2012, the United States Forest Service began utilizing BioLynceus® treatment protocols for a parcel of land that was affected by a well blowout containing hydrocarbon, brine and heavy metals. In addition to the area directly adjacent to the well, wind carried these...

Webinar – BioFlora Seaweed Cream®

Webinar – BioFlora Seaweed Cream®

https://youtu.be/q6kbb1il4Ho Resident expert, Scott Anderson, shares how BioFlora Seaweed Cream® boosts root development early in the spring as well as assists fruit set and increases protein and feed value. This is a short video that lasts less than 7 minutes.

Webinar – BioFlora Fulvex®

Webinar – BioFlora Fulvex®

https://youtu.be/aT7zP6cN0tk Resident expert, Scott Anderson, shares how Fulvex® gets plants off to a quicker start and effectively force feeds nutrients into the plants. This is a short video that lasts less than 5 minutes.

Webinar – Lot 125®

Webinar – Lot 125®

https://youtu.be/26a9aT0jRJ8 Resident expert, Scott Anderson, shares how Lot 125® works with the soil food web for healthy soils and crops. This is a short video that lasts less than 5 minutes.

Healthy Soils Produce Healthy Plants

Healthy Soils Produce Healthy Plants

As an environmental consultant for the last 26 years, I have learned many things about our soils and water. One of the many has been the necessity of creating living ecosystems within our soil structures and waterways. Whether you are growing grass in your yard or for...

Crystal Meth and Your System

Crystal Meth and Your System

Information you should know about what crystal meth (CM) will do in your system and how to recognize the signs you may have it in your wastewater process. We are starting to see more and more issues with CM chemicals showing up in rural wastewater systems. This is...

BioLynceus® Products in Agricultural Soils FAQs

BioLynceus® Products in Agricultural Soils FAQs

Do BioLynceus® products replace commercial fertilizer usage or can fertilizer be decreased?Our products promote increased efficiency of the use of commercial fertilizers. We recommend that the grower continue a balanced fertilizer program until the biological food web...

Whence Comest Your Humic Acids?

Whence Comest Your Humic Acids?

Numerous articles within the past five years have given the particulars of the whys and wherefores of organic acids. The dilemma when purchasing humic acid (HA) and fulvic acid (FA) products should revolve around both guaranteed percents and parent materials. There...

Tread Lightly On Our Little Friends In The Soil

Tread Lightly On Our Little Friends In The Soil

Each bit of land is a community unto itself, with a unique combination of organics, minerals, and organisms. Prairies and grasslands tend to be dominated by bacteria, and so do agricultural soils, although exceptionally productive agricultural land also houses a high...

How Lot 125® Can Help Plants Receive Needed Sulfur

How Lot 125® Can Help Plants Receive Needed Sulfur

Carbon-bonded S is mineralized through various pathways:1. Direct aerobic mineralization during the oxidation of C as an energy source2. Anaerobic mineralization of organic matter (desulfurization)3. Incomplete oxidation of organic S into inorganic S compounds4....

Mega-Millions of Microbes

Mega-Millions of Microbes

Lot 125® provides the strength of organic humic acids and fulvic acids with robust soil and microbial communities. Constant attention to building organic soil microbial communities plays a major role in plant’s metabolic processes. The carbon base in Lot 125® is a...

Benefits of Using Lot 125® Blend

Benefits of Using Lot 125® Blend

Soil CompactionLot 125® is a sequestering compound and as such, it is able to break the bond of sodium and magnesium with clay particles in heavy soils. Thus, it reduces the tightness and compaction of the soil, enabling it to be more easily tilled. The resultant open...

Water Clarity Bioaugmentation in a Freshwater Pond

Water Clarity Bioaugmentation in a Freshwater Pond

Freshwater Pond 2 Acres The water clarity of freshwater ponds can be impaired by organic material which accumulates in response to high nutrient loadings. Eutrophic surface water conditions, enriched with high nutrient concentrations, can promote excessive algal...

Improving Water Clarity in Freshwater Lakes

Improving Water Clarity in Freshwater Lakes

Freshwater Lake 4-6 Acres Maintaining good water clarity is essential when managing drinking and recreational water resources. Freshwater pond systems have constant organic inputs from vegetation, biosolids, and runoff. In the spring and fall, changing water...

Territory Sales Representative

Territory Sales Representative

Have you been craving to sell products that could…  Bring clean drinking water to tens of thousands of people?Beautify city parks, stadiums, and ball fields across your town?Help feed the hungry people of this world? If you are a successful sales professional who...

Water Clarity Treatment in Freshwater Lake

Water Clarity Treatment in Freshwater Lake

Freshwater Pond 3 Acres 20 Feet Depth Achieving good water clarity in freshwater ponds can be challenging, especially during spring and summer months. Algal growth is a common issue that increases suspended solids in open water bodies. Excess algal biomass can be...

FOG Reduction in Collection System

FOG Reduction in Collection System

Collection System 0.8 MGD A growing Wyoming municipality of 10,000 people was having trouble with fats, oils, and grease (FOG) management in their wastewater collection system. The city’s lift stations and main lines were consistently coated with grease. When the lift...

Toxicity Treatment in a Facultative Lagoon System

Toxicity Treatment in a Facultative Lagoon System

Lagoon WWTP 0.2 MGD The biology in wastewater lagoons can be significantly impacted by toxic substances introduced from illicit drug manufacturing. Surface waters contaminated with amphetamines, and the chemicals used to manufacture them, are known to suppress aquatic...

Startup of a 8.9 MGD Anaerobic Digester at a Sugar Refinery

Startup of a 8.9 MGD Anaerobic Digester at a Sugar Refinery

Halfway through a sugar beet processing campaign (September through May) a Midwest refinery noticed something was wrong with their wastewater processing system. The plant discharge was within limits for their NPDES permit parameters, but the chemical oxygen demand (COD) readings from their 8.9 million-gallon anaerobic digester were very different at the top, center, and bottom of the digester.

Startup of a Membrane Reactor

Startup of a Membrane Reactor

Mechanical WWTP .06 MGD National parks attract millions of visitors each year. Increasing seasonal traffic experienced by these establishments can overload the wastewater treatment infrastructure leading to treatment inefficiency and, eventually, structural...

Startup of a Fixed-Film Activated Sludge Process

Startup of a Fixed-Film Activated Sludge Process

Establishing a functional biological community for wastewater treatment is essential when starting a new plant. Monitoring the growing biology during a startup provides the insight plant staff need to adjust operations to achieve a high treatment efficiency. Settleometer testing of aeration basin effluent in activated sludge processes can indicate whether the biomass will settle properly or cause bulking in the system.

F:M Stability in a National Park Wastewater Network

F:M Stability in a National Park Wastewater Network

The F:M in the wastewater treatment network at a National Park in Wyoming was optimal from July – October. There was consistent organic carbon loading during this time from tourist activities. However, when the park closed for the winter, the biomass declined due to reduced influent flows. This caused treatment issues in the beginning of the next tourist season in May and June because biomass declined during the slow recreation months November-April.

F:M Stability in a Sequencing Batch Reactor

F:M Stability in a Sequencing Batch Reactor

In many resort towns, the influent loads to the wastewater treatment system are highly variable throughout the year. During the tourist seasons there is an abundance of wastewater to sustain the biomass at treatment facilities, but when the transient population leaves, there is a drastic reduction in organic substrate. The organic carbon supplied to the system, the carbonaceous biological oxygen demand (CBOD), serves as a food source for organotrophic organisms in activated sludge systems.

F:M Stabilization at a Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant

F:M Stabilization at a Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater treatment plants receiving inconsistent influent loads are often challenged with maintaining an effective biological treatment. Many of the key microorganisms in wastewater processes are dependent on organic substrate to grow and divide. When influent flows are limited, the biodegradable carbon source for the treatment system may be too low to sustain biomass.

F:M Treatment in an Activated Sludge Plant

F:M Treatment in an Activated Sludge Plant

Wastewater systems located in regions with high annual precipitation, such as the Pacific Northwest, are prone to experiencing biological washouts due to high infiltration and inflow (I&I) from collection systems. I&I can critically disrupt the biological treatment at a plant.

Treating Anaerobic Soils

Treating Anaerobic Soils

When the soil environment is contaminated it can create an area known as “black layer.” We see this often in turf grass, where the tendency is to over-water the top of the plant, making the soil unhealthy with an anaerobic area.

Hydrocarbon Remediation for Plant Health

Hydrocarbon Remediation for Plant Health

Many top soil scientists warn that soil fertility is far more complex than the practice of using the soil for a matrix to hold up the plant into which chemical nutrients are added to “spoon-feed” the plant while other chemicals are added to the soil and plant to kill harmful pests.

Revegetation and Plant Development In Disturbed Terrain

Revegetation and Plant Development In Disturbed Terrain

In disturbed or mined lands needing erosion control and reclamation/revegetation, conditions are often far from ideal for seed germination and plant growth. The chemical, physical and biological properties of disturbed soil and mine tailings are often limited in their...

Copper Tailing Revegetation

Copper Tailing Revegetation

Disturbed soil environments are especially harsh for rebalancing the soil. In our applications we have successfully remediated mining tailings, road projects, and disturbed soils. We have brought deteriorated soils back to vital environments with soil enhancing...

Soil Conditioning – Improving the Soil Food Web

Soil Conditioning – Improving the Soil Food Web

In disturbed soils needing hydrocarbon mitigation and reclamation/revegetation, conditions are often far from ideal for seed germination and plant growth.  The chemical, physical and biological properties of disturbed soil are often limited in their ability to...

Nitrification of Municipal Lagoon Systems

Nitrification of Municipal Lagoon Systems

Municipal Lagoon systems are often challenged with facilitating nitrification. Nitrifying bacteria are responsible for removing ammonia from wastewater. These organisms are generally in low abundance in lagoon processes for a few reasons; [1] nitrification is an...

Soil Conservation That Works

Soil Conservation That Works

Soil Conservation is the name given to a handful of techniques aimed at preserving the soil. Soil loss and loss of soil fertility can be traced back to a number of causes including over-use, erosion, salinization and chemical contamination. Unsustainable subsistence...

ProBiotic Dredging Explained

ProBiotic Dredging Explained

ProBiotic Dredging® Explained ProBiotic Dredging® is a proprietary process utilized by BioLynceus® to remove organic materials from fresh water lakes, ponds, wastewater lagoons and waste handling systems. For over twenty five years, BioLynceus® has been working...

Solids Handling and BioSolids Management

Solids Handling and BioSolids Management

Have you seen our trainer's lately? The management of wastewater treatment, specifically sewage wastewater sludge and the residual sludge is a operational and management concern for sewer and treatment professionals. We provide training to wastewater treatment...