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 farming and the slash and burn clearing methods used in some less developed regions, can often cause deforestation, loss of soil nutrients, erosion on a massive scale and sometimes even complete desertification.

Soil erosion removes the top soil that is necessary for organic matter, nutrients, micro-organisms that are requires for plants to grow and shine. Soil conservation is one such step that protects t

While our previous 2 episodes have focused on specific aspects of how Lot 125 can help your fields, this quick episode showcases several additional benefits. Click now to hear our resident agronomist, Scott Anderson, as he explains.

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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,...

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

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...

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®...

Webinar – The Soil Food Web

https://youtu.be/wZOSwgMQKmE Resident expert, Mark Sembach, discusses how BioLynceus® provides organic, sustainable programs to help build the soil food web.

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...

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...

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...

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.

How to Develop Healthy Root Zones Through Good Soil Management

There is still much unknown in the relationship of roots and microbes because of the complexity of this symbiotic relationship.